Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bad timing for Flyers

WINNIPEG, Manitoba _ The Flyers had their worst period of the season at the wrong time on Saturday. They allowed four second-period goals _ the most they have surrendered in any period this season _as they lost to struggling Winnipeg, 4-1, and fell five points out of a playoff spot with 10 games left.

Bad timing for Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette yells to his players during the second period of their NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)<br />
Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette yells to his players during the second period of their NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 6, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba _ The Flyers had their worst period of the season at the wrong time on Saturday.
They allowed four second-period goals _ the most they have surrendered in any period this season _as they lost to struggling Winnipeg, 4-1, and fell five points out of a playoff spot with 10 games left.

Ruslan Fedotenko scored the Flyer’ lone goal.

"I felt they came out stronger, said Fedotenko, referring to the second period. "It's not necessarily we didn't show up, but they were stronger. They were faster. I felt like we were a little bit too much waiting and reacting instead of initiating. Give them the credit. They turned it around and unfortunately for us, we couldn't recover from that."

The Flyers took the second period off and it ended their four-game winning streak. They need to play with 60 minutes of desperation in each of their last 10 games or they will be watching the playoffs.

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The Flyers haven’t announced it yet, but they have reportedly signed University of Minnesota defenseman Mark Alt _ a prospect they acquired from Carolina with goalie Brian Boucher in January _ to an entry-level deal.

Alt, a 6-3, 205-pounder whose father, Jon, played in the NFL, is expected to join the Phantoms.

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