Flyers Cheat Sheet: 2/2 – 2/9

This week was a good one for the Orange and Black.

After a shaky start that led to the bottom of the Eastern conference, the team underwent a four game home-stand and a chance to gain their balance. It wasn’t easy to watch, but the Flyers managed to beat the red-hot Lightning and the Carolina Hurricanes (twice). They also gained a point in a shootout loss to the Florida Panthers.

The Flyers are now 5-6-1 and 10th in the East as they prepare for a six game road trip.

Storylines:

  • Zac Rinaldo pummeled B.J. Crombeen of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The fight caused some controversy.
  • Tom Sestito also scored two goals in that game, which is like seeing Halley’s Comet.
  • Wayne Simmonds returned to the team today after being elbowed in the head against the Capitals.
  • Kimmo Timonen was signed to a one year six million dollar extension. He claims that he is likely to retire afterwards.
  • Rookie Tye McGinn seems to have earned his place on the team. He’s only 22 years old.

Injury Report:

  • Scott Hartnell is still out with a broken foot and could be another two weeks or so.
  • Tye McGinn suffered a hit to the head against Carolina today, but did return.

Hot Week:

  • Braydon Schenn: Schenn put up three points against the Hurricanes today and a total of five for the week. He now has eight points on the year.
  • Matt Read: The man slays Panthers. After a hat trick against Florida last meeting, Read put up another goal against the Panthers this week. He is also the current Flyers points leader with nine.

Cold Week:

  • Consistency: The Flyers are still struggling to play a solid game from start to finish.
  • Claude Giroux: G seems to be struggling a little from the extra attention that he’s garnering this year. Not that seven points is bad by any stretch, but I’d like to see a little more from the captain.

Highlight of the Week:

Check it out here!

Quote of the Week:

“Now we head on the road. There was work to do here at home. Guys got work done.” – Peter Laviolette

Upcoming games:

2/11 @ Maple Leafs 7:00 pm
2/12 @ Jets 8:00 pm
2/15 @ Devils 7:00 pm
2/16 @ Canadiens 7:00 pm

Posted on February 9, 2013, in Flyers, Posts, Vince Quinn. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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