Thursday, May 1, 2008

Flyers Win and It's a Beautiful Thing Recap::

There isn't much to say about this game, but it does point out that rankings don't always matter.

Coming into this series the Flyers were definitely counted as the Islanders of the serires despite the Habs miserable performance against the Bruins.
This just goes to show that the team with more heart and more badass is the team with the W.

The second half of the third period just about crushed all the hopes and dreams of every Flyers fan,
until Danny Briere decided not to let us go down from ANOTHER 2 goal lead and supermaned that Halek hoe.
Does anyone else feel like they're watching the Hoosiers? and where the hell is Gene Hackman?

Carbonneau in the douchiest coach in the league bar none, and made another bad call putting Halek in, though it wouldn't matter wither way (prove me wrong!).

============FIRST PERIOD============

The game started off slower than the midget (LP) that put the Habs jersey on Rocky.
There were some decent shots but all in all *yawn*.

THEN, came a ridiculous boarding call on Richards that anyone has yet to understand.
Instead of bitch for the next 2 paragraphs, here's a video recap and it's the second clip in. I apologize in advance for the shitty music and it being a Habs fan's video:

Ridiculous. Anyway, 30 seconds in Carter steals the puck like a champ and takes off but Halek makes his first real save of the night - only?
The powerplay ends uneventfully.

The game picks up a bit with some killer saves by Marty.
Kukkonen is called for roughing on that waste of air Kostopoulos, and a mediocre powerplay ensues.

The Habs dominate most of the first, but apparently they don't know how to be aggressive.
Biron keeps us in the game and is further promoted to the Sun God of the Flyers.

============SECOND PERIOD============

The second period started how the first ended. More of the same. Biron stood on his head for the first 5 to 10 minutes of the period, making me wonder literally, when this madness and blasphemy would end.

At 7:47 into the 2nd period I got the answer.
Straight off another Habs chance, the Flyers' Danny Briere took the puck down the ice on a 3 on 2.
He slid a pass to RJ "The Canadien and Penguin Killer" Umberger who beat Jaroslav "Swiss Cheese" Halak short side for the first goal of the game.

1 - 0

This goal would stand as the only goal after 40 minutes of play.

============THIRD PERIOD============

Heading into the 3rd period, the Flyers knew they would need to sustain some pressure on the Canadiens or else they would make Jaroslav Halak look like the next Steve Valliquette.

Just under 7 minutes into the 3rd period, they accompished just that.
After a horrible blind pass by Bryan (who spells Brian with a Y) Smolinski,
Vinny Prospal and Scott Hartnell went on a 2 on 1 break down the ice.

Prospal's initial shot hit the crossbarbut rebounded directly to Hartnell's stick
to one time it past Halak, putting the Flyers up 2 - 0.

2 - 0

The dreaded curse of the 2 goal lead struck again later in the 3rd period.
The Canadiens struck for 2 goals (one lucky) within 37 seconds to tie the game at 2.

2 - 2

Fortunately, this was only because Marty Biron felt upset
that he was dominating the Habs for so long.

It wasn't until Steve (Let the Games) Begin took a boneheaded interference penalty with just over 4 minutes remaining that the Flyers could capitalize again.

On the man advantage, Danny Briere deposited a Vinny Prospal rebound past Halak to take the lead with 3:38 remaining in the game.

3 - 2

Make sure to check out Danny in his guest roll in Alvin & The Chipmunks 2.
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

A few more saves from Marty Biron and an empty net goal from R.J. Umberger capped off the smackdown of the Canadiens on Wednesday night.

4 - 2

The Flyers now lead the series 3-1 heading back to Bell Centre for the possible deciding game 5 on Saturday.

- Marty Biron had yet another amazing game.
- Montreal just isn't exucuting.
- R.J. is having a ridiculously good series.
- Carbonneau is awful, get a new coach.
- Niether Price nor Halek could keep the puck out of the net.
- The refereeing = ugh.

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