The Flyers dropped a 3-2 overtime decision in Pittsburgh last night, but they put together their best effort of the season and there were lots of positives.
Backup goalie Anetero Niittymaki looked sharp _ no, he shouldn't moved ahead of Marty Biron, as some have suggested _ and so did the peanlty kill. And Simon Gagne scored for the third time in three games - and is looking like his old self, pre-concussion.
On the flip side, the power play went 0 for 6 and is now 2 for 19 on the season.
There's too much passing and not enough shooting on the PP, simple as that.
But at least the Flyers managed a point and, as most of them said after the game, it's something they can build on.
In notes, the Flyers downplayed more changes on the defensive pairings.
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Center Steve Downie played just 3:53 against the Penguins....Defensemen .Kimmo Timonen (27:56) and Braydon Coburn (26:49) and center Mike Richards (25:16) played the most minutes.....The Penguins won 36 of 60 faceoffs (60 percent).......The Flyers have outshot all three opponents _ but have not scored first in any game.