Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/14/12 at 01:04 AM ET
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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