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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
Same story, same result. And Kimmo Timonen, for one, has had just about enough.
For the fifth time in the 2011-12 regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers faced their division rival, the New York Rangers, in a battle for Eastern Conference supremacy. And for a fifth straight time, the Flyers found themselves on the short end of the scoresheet, losing 5-2 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Timonen gave a simple reason for his team’s inability to defeat the Rangers: effort. Or to be precise, a lack thereof.
“Little disappointed in the effort, actually,” Timonen vented after the game. “To be honest, I think we have half the guys going, half the guys not.”
The Flyers allowed three power play goals to the Rangers, who entered the game with the fourth-worst power play in the NHL. Timonen did not downplay the importance of special teams in the loss.
“It was a big game for us, and I was expecting more. And obviously it was a tig...