Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/23/13 at 10:10 AM ET
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull at the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Three games. Three losses. Three goals.
After Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to New Jersey, the Flyers are 0-3 for the first time since 1995.
They ran into a hot goalie - the ageless Martin Brodeur - but they have shown an inability to finish plays in all three games.
They are averaging one goal per game, and their power play is 1 for 15 (6.7 percent).
The Flyers finished tied for second in the NHL with an average of 3.17 goals per game last season.
They are minus Jaromir Jagr (signed with Dallas), James van Riemsdyk (traded to Toronto) and the injured Danny Briere. And it shows.
Some of their big guns from last year - Scott Hartnell (37 goals), Wayne Simmonds (28), Matt Read (24), Max Talbot (19) and Jake Voracek (18) - have yet to score.
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