The Devils Get Crushed in Philly

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Nothing is as sweet as beating the Devils. And after last night, the Flyers completed their 5th win in 6 games against them. Seeing as how it was fan appreciation night, I decided to check out the game in person. Also, with the teams recent struggles, I felt that my will power wasn’t working through the TV, so I needed to be a little closer.  With a pre-game meal of roast pork and chips, I was feuled up and ready to go. And it seemed to work right away, as the Flyers took control in the first minute, and never looked back.  Chant’s of Mar-ty, Mar-ty, serenaded Brodeur as he watched the third period from the bench, after getting pulled early.  Here’s a recap:

The Devils went down to Philly, they was looking for two points to steal.
They was in a bind ‘cos they was fallin behind: they was willin’ to make a deal.
When they came across this hockey team strugglin’ a little and tryin’ to get hot.
And the Devils jumped upon a hickory stump and said: “Boys let me tell you what:
“I bet you didn’t know it, but we’re a hockey players too.
“And if you’d care to take a dare, I’ll make a bet with you.
“Now you play a pretty good game, boys, but give the Devils their due:
“I bet a cup of silver against your soul, ‘cos I think I’m better than you.”
The captain said: “My name’s Mike and it might be a sin,
“But I’ll take your bet, your gonna regret, ‘cos we’re the best that’s ever been.”

Mike you rosin up your stick and play your forecheck hard.
‘Cos hells broke loose in Philly and the Devil deals it hard.
And if you win you get this shiny cup made of silver.
But if you lose, the Devils gets your soul.

The Devils opened up his game and they said: “I’ll start this show.”
And fire flew from Kovalchuk’s fingertips as he resined up his stick
And they pulled the defense across the blueline and Brodeur made an evil hiss.
Then a band of no-names joined in and it sounded something like this.
When the Devils finished, Mike said: “Well you’re pretty good ol’ son.
“But if you’ll sit down in that bench, right there, and let me show you how its done.”

Fire on the net, skate boys, skate.
The Devil’s in the house of the Flyers, son.
Scored a goal in the first minute, yo.
Did it in the second period again,
“Go, Flyers, go.”

The Devils bowed their heads because they knew that they’d been beat.
They laid down their sticks on the ice at Mike Richard’s feet.
Mike said: “Devils just come on back if you ever want to try again.
“I told you once, you sons of bitchs, we’re the best that’s ever been.”

And we played on fire the whole game, it was fun.
The Devil’s in the house of the Flyers, son.
Scored a goal in the first minute, yo.
Did it in the second period again,
“Go, Flyers, go.”

If you’re unsure of how the beat goes, check this out:


  • A goal in the first or last minute of a period is considered a back breaker. So then I guess the Devils will need a hospital full of chiropractor’s after giving up a goal in the first minute of the first period, first minute of the second period, and last minute of the second period.
  • Another thing a team never wants to do, is give up a goal right after scoring one.  Well, after Kovalchuk cut the lead to 4-1, the Flyers answered 30 seconds later. Ha, ha, HA!
  • Jersey played the trap from opening face-off to final horn.  Except it didn’t work because the trick is not to pass around it, but to skate through it. Actually, since there’s a few days off until the next game, i’m going to write a post on beating the trap.
  • Briere looks really good since switching to center.
  • Gagne continues his post-Olympic hot streak with another goal. He definitely deserves Player of the Month.
  • Boucher lets in 1 goal on 30+ shots, including a few lasers from Kovy, and isn’t one of the 3 stars?
  • On NJ’s powerplay, they have one strategy: one-timers from the point by Kovy. No variation, very predictable. Only creativity comes from a little but of circling to get him open, but that’s it.
  • One of Kovy’s shots went high and caught Pronger in the shoulder. He went down, mostly from shock, but got up and was fine.  Later, when he was told that it almost got him in the hed, he said, “I’ve got a helmet one.” Now THAT’S what makes a hockey player the toughest athlete.
  • Flyers are back in 6th, for now. i’m backing up off the ledge a bit after this one.

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