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“The Series Now Belongs To The Flyers”

from Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

If you’re looking here for some explanation of the how and why of Game 2 here Friday night, sorry to disappoint.

This was hockey through the looking glass, a relentless stream of brilliant shots, clever passes, body blows, spectacular saves, and wild momentum swings. It was a game that defied logic and helped define this series as a burgeoning classic.

Surely the Flyers can’t keep falling behind by two or three goals and expecting to come back. And yet they do.

Surely a goalie who gives up a goal 15 seconds into the game, and five overall, didn’t have a great night. And yet Ilya Bryzgalov truly stole this game for his teammates.

What are the Penguins supposed to do? Try not to score early? Try not to take the lead? How does a team recover from blowing two big leads, on their home ice, to start a playoff series? The answer is, it doesn’t. This series now belongs to the Flyers.


added 11:11pm, Game highlights of the Flyers’ 8-5 win can be viewed below…

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DocF's avatar

Bryzgalov is playing terrible.  Flurry cannot stop a basketball.  Unreal.  Dan Bylsma can go back to milking cows pretty soon.


Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 04/14/12 at 01:52 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Too soon, Philly. Too soon. If you’re up 3-0 in the series and up by 3 goals in the 3rd of game 4 then start patting yourself on the back.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 04/14/12 at 04:31 AM ET

phillyd's avatar

If you think Bryz has been playing terrible, you aren’t watching the whole games. When Pittsburgh gets chances, they pretty much are point-blank. There’s really only 2 goals I can fault him on so far this series, maybe a third, but there was a funny bounce or spin on the puck from a deflection.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 04/14/12 at 03:00 PM ET

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