In their most consistent effort in a long, long time the Flyers fell to the Rangers 3-2 in a shootout.
Bobrovsky and the D looked really focused this afternoon. Danny Syvret filled in for Nick Boynton and didnt look out of place.
If anyone looked out of place today it was Flyers' captain Mike Richards. Richards was a walking turnover and seemed to be lacking a step. At times it was obvious he wasn't himself. He made several passes across the ice that had no intended targets and at one point simply skated away from a puck in the neutral zone on a power play with no one around him. The Flyers need their captain to step it up before they lose 1st place to the Washington Capitals.
On a brighter note, Nik Zherdev got to stay in the lineup as Danny Briere took a day off to heal some lower body soreness. Zherdev had 3 shots on his first shift. He had the 3rd assist on JVR's goal, the first goal of the game. He also had the tying goal in the 3rd off good puck movement from him and Giroux.
It was clear to see that JVR, Giroux and Zherdev had chemistry and deserve another game together. If they keep up the play they would be a playoff line that drive opposing coaches crazy.
So despite only getting one point today, the Flyers played a solid game. Hopefully this game shows the Flyers that even when they do play hard, no team is going to roll over for them.
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