Jeff Carter had been uncharacteristically quiet in the first three games of the series. Game 4 was a different story as his goals sandwich goals by both Dannys. 4-1 is a good way to go up 3-1 in the series after all.
As I expected, while Laviolette has remained a strong force and likely catalyst for the Flyers’ amazing advantage, the team has come out to shine more in the last few games. The team has been getting better and better. They’re winning battles, forcing turnovers, and buzzing in front of Brodeur. That’s how you win games. That’s how you win in the playoffs.
Richards, who had two points in each of the first three games was held without a point, but that’s exactly what makes the Flyers deadly. If someone isn’t scoring, they have the depth to keep the waves coming. Even though he was absent on the score sheet, he was a force on the ice. As was Giroux, once again.
Boucher has been everything we could’ve hoped for so far. We do however know how this played out in 2000. The Flyers need to get this out early in 5 or 6. They don’t want to give the Devils a chance at a game 7. It’s easy to say that they can close this series out, but the Devils are a desperate team with a few rattled, desperate forwards. One game at a time and take the win when you see the opportunity.
Gagne, who has always been a Brodeur-killer, missed a healthy chunk of this game, including the ending, with a lower body injury. No details have been provided, but I will keep everyone up to date on twitter: @shafer22.
There’s some more to announce, but I’ll update that through twitter. Possibly a little more analysis both on our win and our recent HUGE acquisition for this summer coming tomorrow. Go out and celebrate!
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