Thrashers Edge Flyers

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For the second time in a week, Bobrovsky plays an incredible game. You cannot ask for a better effort from your goalie. And once again, the Flyers failed to give him any goal support, resulting in a 1-0 loss to Atlanta.Even though it would take a miracle for them to make the playoffs, Thrasher’s fans are still rejoicing in this victory. Meanwhile, we can do nothing but sit around and ask questions. The same questions we’ve been asking for the last few weeks. Why can’t we score? Why aren’t we crushing much weaker teams? Has Bob done enough to earn the starting job in the payoffs? Will we wake up in time to win the Cup, or are we looking into an early exit? And the list goes on.

Yesterday I was convinced that this team had turned a corner. I thought for sure we’d roll through Atlanta, pick up steam, and head into the playoffs on a good note.  Now, I have a ton of doubts again.  Our grip on the conference title is slipping away with each passing game.

My biggest problem with last nights contest is that the Flyers mostly brought it.  They attacked and attacked, they just could not execute at all. 0 for 5 on the Peco Powerplay, 0 for 43 on total shots. Plenty of times they could have scored if they just lifted the puck, and instead they fired right it right at Chris Mason’s pads.  Briere wasted a partial breakaway by flipping the puck waaaaaay too high. Carter nearly saved us in the last minute, but his shot after a mad scramble clanked off the iron.  It should never have come to that.

Anyway, the beautiful thing about this sport is that there’s another game around the corner.  Luckily, we don’t have to wait long, as the Devils invite us to The Rock tonight.

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Topics: Atlanta Thrashers, Chris Mason, Danny Briere, Jeff Carter, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers

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