Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bob's streak ends; Boosh should get Thurs. start

Bob's streak ends; Boosh should get Thurs. start

 

     MONTREAL _ For one of the few times this season, Flyers rookie goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was outplayed on Tuesday.
     It wasn’t that “Bob” had a bad night; it was that Montreal’s Carey Price was spectacular, making 41 saves in the Canadiens’ 3-0 win at the Bell Centre.
     The 41 shots were the most by the Flyers in a shutout loss since Jan. 26, 1989, when Washington’s Clint Malarchuk turned aside 42 shots in a 1-0 victory at the Spectrum.
     Now that the Flyers point streak is over at 10 games _ they were on a 9-0-1 run before Tuesday _ look for Brian Boucher (remember him?) to get Thursday’s start against visiting Tampa Bay. Boucher hasn’t played since Oct. 25.
     After starting 11 straight games, Bobrovsky, 22, has earned a well-deserved night off.
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    The Flyers’ 10-game streak without a regulation loss was the longest since December 17, 2005 to Jan. 6, 2006, when the club was 9-0-2 in 11 games. The streak does not rank among the top five in team history. Bobrovsky had a 1.70 GAA and a .946 save percentage during the 10-game spurt, and the Flyers outscored their opponents 44-17.
     “It’s been a good run,” winger Darroll Powe said, “and it’s just one loss and we just have to come out strong in our next game.”
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    The Flyers were an uncharacteristic 0 for 8 on the PP; Montreal was 2 for 6.

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     Captain Mike Richards missed on a bid to score two goals in three consecutive games. He would have been the first Flyer to accomplish that feat since Reggie Leach in October 1981.
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     Chris Pronger apparently attempted to steal another puck after the game, but it ended up with Price and he threw it to a fan in the stands. Pronger stole pucks in last season’s Stanley Cup Finals against Chicago.
 

Sam Carchidi Inquirer Staff Writer
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