Sunday, March 6, 2011

Flyers Absolutely Embarrassed By Callahan, Rangers


Ryan Callahan had 4 goals, Mats Zuccarello had 2 goals, and Artem Anisimov added on another as the Flyers experienced their most lopsided loss of their current 4-game losing streak. Not outplaying the Rangers in any aspect of the game, the Flyers look for answers as to how they can get out of their current slump.

Goaltending was a big difference in today's game. It wasn't entirely Boucher's or Bobrovsky's fault, but their numbers didn't help.

Boucher allowed 4 goals on 18 shots, including the game-winning goal that only took place 51 seconds into the game. The 1st (good play by New York) and 4th (horrible turnover by Kris Versteeg) goals weren't Boosh's fault, but the 2nd and 3rd goals were easily savable.

Bob started his relief appearance great making several key saves to finish out the 2nd period, but the 3rd period was a different story. Out of position on Callahan's 4th goal and getting schooled by Anisimov on a breakaway summarize Bob's day allowing 3 goals on 18 shots.

This loss may not mean a lot to the standings at the moment, but the Flyers have to start getting anxious about their recent woes. The frustrations that come with losing 4 straight started to show today as Mike Richards fought (and got his ass kicked) and Versteeg tried to fight Gaborik. Neither instance led to momentum as Philly continued to keep up their horrendous play.

Tuesday has to be one of the most important games of the year to Philly. Granted it's against the Oilers (who won't have Dustin Penner or Taylor Hall) and only in March, the game is a must win for the Flyers who need to stop the skid and start turning around their play as of late.

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