Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Flyers eye revenge vs. Tampa

The Flyers have lost all three meetings with Tampa Bay this season, making Tuesday's showdown more than just a run-of-the-mill game for the Orange and Black.

Flyers eye revenge vs. Tampa

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   The Flyers have lost all three meetings with Tampa Bay this season, making Tuesday's showdown more than just a run-of-the-mill game for the Orange and Black.

    It is their last chance to beat the Steven Stamkos-led Lightning in the regular season _ and send a message in case the teams meet in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

   Defenseman Matt Carle said the Flyers have "had this game circled on the calendar" for a while.

    Peter Laviolette will have a tough choice to make between his two sizzling goalies, Sergei Bobrovsky or Brian Boucher. The guess here is that he stays with Bobrovsky, who performed admirably in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Kings.

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   Ian Laperriere's gritty career seems over. The 37-year-old winger, sidelined all season with post-concussion syndrome, said he doesn't expect to return this season because he still sees "flashes of light."

  Even if his eyesight is back to 100 percent in two months, do not expect Lappy to make a heroic comeback.

    "I got caught in the moment last year," he said, referring to his return during the playoffs. "I'm not going to do that again. My life is too important."

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    Weird stat: In four of the games in which they have been shut out this season, the Flyers have fired 38 or more shots.

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    Sunday was L.A.'s first regulation win in Philly since 1993.

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