Sunday, February 17, 2008

Flyers Drop 6th Straight

The Flyers were shutout by the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 1-0. This is the 3rd time the Flyers had been shutout in the last 9 games and the 2nd time they've been shutout in their current 6 game losing streak.

All-in-all, this is the best game the team has played during their current winning streak, but it still wasn't enough.

And no, I don't believe Canadiens goaltender Carey Price did anything special in this one either. Offensively, the Flyers are as bad as it gets right now. They had opportunities in this game in and they just couldn't get it done. At the beginning of the 3rd period, they had a 5 on 3 power play, only to be thwarted by their own seeming indecision on how to proceed with the power play. They managed 34 shots in the game, but it's hard to say how many Price was truly tested on. Also: these guys miss the net entirely too often; it doesn't matter how shots you have, it's how you use those shots. They'll get another shot at the Habs today at the Wachovia Center.

The Flyers' moribund offensive output will not be helped if Joffrey Lupul is out for an extended period of time. Lupul hurt his ankle early in this game and did not return. Lupul's absence will probably mean the return to the lineup of Kyle Greentree.

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