Image courtesy of MSG. (Ryan Callahan left the game with an apparent shoulder injury)
If you watched the game, you know the Flyers lost this game. The Rangers played a strong game, but they certainly didn't win the game, we lost it. The Flyers again were unable to capitalize on their power plays, and they get the loss.
The Flyers went 1 for 6 on the PP tonight, they are now 5for 37 on the season. Yep. Danny Briere (who had 10 shots himself) and the Flyers were able to throw 27 shots on Henrik Lundqvist, but they certainly weren't quality shots. The team insisted on throwing the puck right at King Henrik's glove. The entire game in a nutshell was a ton of passing, not being able to catch the puck, and of course no shooting. Kimmo Timonen netted the loan goal for the Flyers tonight, that should explain how they were not shooting.
Tonight's performance from Ilya Bryzgalov may have been the best of the season. Bryz stopped 26 of 28 shots, and even bailed them out late in the game to give them a fighting chance. The big name players like Giroux, Voracek and Brayden Schenn playedat a dismal level. Also, Andreas LIlja looked like Mike Rathje out there. It seemed like every time he had the puck, it somehow ended on a Rangers stick.
What next?: Friday, February 1st, Flyers @ Capitals. 7:00pm, CSN