Thursday, April 2, 2015

Flyers can build off OT loss

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.

Flyers can build off OT loss

  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.

 

Sam Carchidi Inquirer Staff Writer
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