After a pair of shootout losses last Tuesday and Thursday, the Flyers went into the weekend hoping for a little rebound. Enter: New York Islanders.
This game was everything we wanted to see. Carcillo and O’Donnell dropped the gloves in the first 20 seconds, which got everyone in the building wide-awake. Most importantly, it got the Flyers going. Carter showed off his twisted wrister right off a faceoff win by Giroux. Then JVR took over the show by getting the next 3 goals. NYI scored a meaningless goal in there somewhere, as if they had a chance. Ha! Garth Snow can keep stockpiling draft picks, wasting them, while we can just keep piling on W’s. Thank you!
Of course, Sunday night didn’t go as well. Versteeg opened the scoring in the first, then the Flyers went to sleep, and that was pretty much then end for them. A tying goal about halfway into the game, followed by a late game winner, and the Flyers failed to get a point for the first time in a while. Sorry, can’t give much analysis because I had to miss this game for a family emergency. However, the fact that Boston owned us this season is a bit troubling.