Flyers-Preds Unselfishness and Hustle Help Flyers Dominate Preds
Two rookie dominating teams faced off in a battle last night. The Preds came into the game starting goalie Lindback, and they might be regretting it now. The flyers knew they had to win one for their home crowd, and they dominated. Wayne Simmonds used his monster strength to control the puck all game long, and netted the first of the game on a creative shot from the slot. After some back and forth physical play and a couple of penalties. Matt Read embarrassed defensemen Kline by stripping him at the point, then taking Lindback five hole for his rookie leading 16th goal. Sutter lucked out on a rebound and made it a 2-1 game later. Then the flyers got a power play in the third, and Giroux made a smart play and threw it on net to find Simmonds for the rebound. Rolling to a victory Jagr got the puck with the empty net. Jagr made an incredibly unselfish play and gave the puck to Giroux for his 19th. Giroux's first since the winter classic. Unselfish play and solid defense, along with a hot Bryz led the flyers to impress their home crowd. If the flyers play a defensive, puck controlling style they are almost unbeatable. look for this momentum to fly Saturday at the Devils. The flyers are playing solid hockey and the trade rumors and injuries mean nothing. With 70+ points by rookies the flyers are doing what the flyers always do. Be resilient!