The good ...
The Flyers power play under beleaguered Joey Mullen has risen from the dead this season and is fourth overall at 20.4 percent.
The Flyers are the No. 1 road warriors in the NHL with an 18-7-2 record (38 points).
The Flyers are well-represented in the league stats across the board with both rookies and veterans, a sign of team balance.
When was the last time the Flyers had such a dynamic, one-two rookie punch like Read-Couturier that impacted them five-on-five and special teams?
The bad ...
The Flyers penalty kill has been a disappointment, even without Pronger in there. It is ranked 15th at 82.43 percent. It should be a top-10 unit.
The ugly ...
The Flyers are 1-3 in the shootout. Nuff said.
The Flyers home record is 11-7-3. Thats 27th-worst overall in the NHL inexcusable for a Stanley Cup contender. Home losses could cost the Flyers dearly in playoff seeding.
The uncomfortable truth ...
Statistically speaking, Bobrovsky has been the better goalie with a 2.42 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. Many fans want to see him in net full-time.
Bryzgalov hates the goalie rotation, but needs to accept thats the way it will be under Laviolette and move on. Laviolette wont hesitate to pull him in the postseason. Remember, he replaced Martin Gerber with Cam Ward and won a Cup.
Bryzgalov needs to go into games thinking he has to steal points like he did in Phoenix. That will refocus him on playing better and perhaps making a difference.
Posted on Jan 26, 2012, 7:59 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124