Flyers continue dominance over Atlanta

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 ·

Flyers continued to dominate the Atlanta Thrashers today and gave themselves just a little bit of breathing room. 58 seconds into the game we had an "Oh no not again" moment when Chris Thorbun scored. Mike Richards answered back a little of 6 minutes later with a goal of his own, and after that it was all Flyers...and Kari Lehtonen. Flyers took a season high 47 shots on goal and scored only 3. Goals by Carter and, a beautiful goal by Vinny Prospal, set up by a very nice defensive play by rookie defender Ryan Parent. Tense moments in the final minute of the game when the Flyers decided to break down in their own zone and gave up a goal to Kovalchuck with 30 seconds left, and then left him wide open for a shot with about 2 seconds left, but goaltender Antero Niittymaki made maybe the best save of the season, and quite possibly one of the most important saves of his career.

I really wouldn't worry about the fact we took 47 shots on Lehtonen and only scored 3, as he likes to show why he was drafted so high, yet most of the time he shows why it is a bad idea to rush a young goaltender in the NHL, tonight it was the former.

The Flyers currently hold a 2 point lead over the Washington Capitals, and a 3 point lead over the Buffalo Sabres.

Pogo's 3 stars

1. Vinny Prospal
2. Antero Niittymaki
3. Jeff Carter

Unsung Heros Offense/Defense

Joffrey Lupul, and Ryan Parent.

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