Philadelphia Flyers Video Breakdown - April 10, 2014

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Stop it right there. Jonathan Huberdeau makes it interesting. 

After scoring four goals in the second period, I was a little worried the Flyers would take their foot off of the gas. Five minutes into the third period, they had given up two goals and their four-goal lead was cut in half.

FLA 4_8_14 Huberdeaus goal

 

First, let me credit Huberdeau. He was able to chip the puck through Streit and found open ice.

Now, it is tough to judge, but in hindsight, Streit may have been able to defend Huberdeau better by transitioning and going chest-to-chest. He had Braydon Coburn, who should be able to take Huberdeau off the puck if he changed direction. Huberdeau fires a shot that is tipped by Streit and slides past Mason, who should have made the save. Mason gave up a similar goal earlier this season, but I cannot remember exactly when.

The goals were there, but a sixty-minute effort was not. The Flyers will need to clean up defensively during the next few games so they can roll into the playoffs with some momentum. This team has gone punch for punch with the best in the NHL when they play to their full potential.

 

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