Things have been crazy around here the past couple of days so apologies for slacking off!
As you already know, the Flyers beat the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night with a score of 5-3. The puck finally found the back of the net much thanks to going 3-for-3 on the power-play.
If the Flyers want to continue the climb out of the bottom of the Eastern Conference, they have to find a way to stop the offensive powerhouse that is the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Flyers took a 5-1 beat-down at the hands of the Lightning last weekend and since then, the Lightning have scored 15 goals in three games. Their power-play ranks first in the league at 36.1 percent and Steven Stamkos alone has 16 points in eight games.
It won’t be an easy task especially with Wayne Simmonds out with a concussion but the good news is that Ilya Bryzgalov continues his strong play in between the pipes and Claude Giroux and Danny Briere renewed their chemistry on the first line against Carolina.
If the Flyers can stay out of the box and capitalize on the man advantage, the Lightning won’t be too hard to strike down.