Flyers Survive

Saturday, March 22, 2008 ·

In a game that looked like on of the Flyers best defensive efforts on the season, up 1-0 after a great Mike Richards break-away goal in the first, it suddenly took a turn for the worst. After Daniel Briere's wrap-around goal put the Flyers up 2-0, it looked like for sure that the Flyers would snap the Rangers 7 game winning streak at the Wachovia Center. Not so fast. Three minutes later, the game was tied at 2 after Marek Malik scored a soft goal on Biron, followed by Nigel Dawes slap shot that went off Thoresan through Biron's five-hole.

Less than three minutes later, Danny Briere scored again as he and the puck find their way into the net. With the Flyers back up 3-2, we all pleaded with this team to actually hold onto the lead and not surrender at least another point to the Rangers...it didn't happen. With just under two minutes left, Jaromir Jagr put a puck past Biron and off Jason Smith into the net to force overtime.

Both teams went scoreless in overtime, and the entire fan base practically put their heads in their hands as we went to another shoot-out, a critical part of the "new NHL", and something we've been failures at in ten of our last eleven tries. NOT THIS NIGHT. The Flyers saw goals from both Mike Richards and Jeff Carter as Biron stoned Brendan Shanahan and Nigel Dawes to secure the 2-0 shoot-out win.

With the win, the Flyers are now in the seventh seed, a point up on the Bruins, who have played one less game. The good news for the Flyers was that the Buffalo Sabres lost, so we are now 3 points up on them with 7 left to play. The bad news is that the Capitals scored 4 third period goals to beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-3.

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