Friday, January 04, 2008

Same old, same old....

Another trip to North Jersey for the Flyers, another loss. Ho-hum. The Flyers lost 3 - 0, but I thought they deserved better. They played well, but each goal could be attributable to some bad break or lucky bounce that went against them, whereas the Flyers seemed to get no bounces go their way.

In a weird twist that's being reported in the press, but that I didn't notice in the game, was that Derian Hatcher (allegedly) bit Devils forward Travis Zajac during a scrum at some point during the game. At least the Flyers got one good one before losing to Martin Brodeur (again).

As a side note to this game, it appeared as if a lot of the younger players like Steve Downie, Denis Topelko, and Stefan Ruzicka received alot of ice time; a move that I applaud. With the waiver of veteran defenseman Rory Fitzpatrick, expect Phantom defenseman Alex Picard to start seeing increased minutes with the big club.

The Sixers also took a beating last night, losing to the hated Lakers by a score of 124 - 93. The Lakers shot an astounding 66% in this game, and Kobe Bryant only took 9 shots. I fully expect the apocalypse to begin on Monday as a result. Lou Williams was the high scorer for the Sixers with 17 points.

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