All I still have to say about the previous week is YEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!
November 15: Flyers fall to the Jets in a shootout 3-2; The Flyers blew a 2-1 lead in the third after Dustin Byfuglien netted his second power play goal of the game. Both teams gave the puck away a bunch and three of the four goals happened on the power play. I’m not even going to go into the shootout. In short, I’m not a fan.
November 19: Flyers blow out the Sens (again) 5-2 at home; PHYSICALITY! CAPTAIN CLAUDE! Everyone got involved in this one. Whether it was getting points, passing, hitting or blocked shots (they can do that now!) the Flyers are showing the October is far behind them.
November 21: Flyers down the Sabres 4-1 at home; Matt Read had two goals and two blocked shots, Vinny nets his 8th and Scott Hartnell scored his 4th. Hartsy is playing much better and is continually accumulating points after a slow start.
This week, the Flyers (9-10-2, 20 points, 5th Metropolitan) will play four games. They host the New York Islanders tomorrow night at 7:00. This will be the second game between these team, the first was the glimmer of hope for the Flyers’ season. A glimmer that has since come to fruition. The Flyers will then travel to Florida to face the Panthers on Monday night, the team the Flyers defeated for their first victory this year. They will then play at Tampa Bay on Wednesday night, the first matchup between these teams. This will be the most entertaining game of the week as Tampa Bay continues to shine, even though the are riding a three game losing skid. The Flyers will have Thanksgiving off but will quickly play again in a rare morning game. No you didn’t misread that, the Flyers will host the Winnipeg Jets one week from today at 11:30AM.
For this week, the Flyers just need to keep going. They are showing that October was just a bad start and the team everyone thought they’d be is here. Puck control and physical play, that’s it. They’re hitting the net more and that (as it should) is resulting in more goals. This week could be great for Philadelphia and they can keep climbing the ladder of the poorly team Metropolitan Division.
LET’S GO FLYERS!!!