The Philadelphia Flyers fell to the Calgary Flames by a score of 3-1 on Wednesday night, failing to keep pace in a tight race for the final playoff spot in the East. It was another disappointing result for the Flyers in a game they could have very well won had they been able to finish around the net.
Poor Mark Streit captured the mood perfectly before the game.
Aw yea, let’s get weird.
It was a great find by Read, who found Cousins in the right place at the right time.
It wouldn’t take long for the Flames to return the favor though, as they tied this game at one less than five minutes the first period.
Radko Gudas got shoved and bumped his face into the boards. He left the ice but would return without missing a shift.
Cousins got speared here by Alex Chiasson, who was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for it.
Cousins had a really strong chance as the power play expired.
He couldn’t believe it
Neuvirth made a solid stop on the edge of the crease, literally hugging the post to seal off the threat.
A few short moments later, though, the Flames took the lead for good on a shot that Neuvy never saw.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare tried to spark his team with a fight after the whistle.
You wanna go?
A couple of old fashioned “Why I oughtas” were thrown before the gloves were thrown off. Classic.
In all, the Flyers couldn’t drum up enough offense yet again as they continue to search for ways to win hockey games. They’ll battle for two points again tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.
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Sons of Penn Radio (January 23rd)
On this edition of SOP Radio, we celebrate a thrilling overtime victory, discuss Dave Hakstol’s coaching decisions, and forecast potential trade opportunities and prospect development. You can listen to this week’s show or any of our other recent shows below.