Certainly one would like Talbot and Simmonds to get their asses in gear to backcheck so Meszaros and Timonen don't have to back in with Thornton on the one goal, and other than that some bad turnovers by Read and Voracek X2, but overall that was a hard fought game and a throwback ref night where the body was allowed to be used to defend.
Bryzgalov was good tonight.
Simmonds showed me the kind of fire I like to see in games like this.
Nobody could quite fight in there to get a rebound by Niemi. Disappointing. Frustrating.
But not shameful. Shameful would be to return home after this bitter loss and play down to the NYI.
San Jose continues to be part of an unfortunate list of teams the Flyers never beat. They sure gave it a hard effort tonight.
Posted on Feb 29, 2012, 1:13 AM from IP address 18.104.22.168