So I broke my nearly two year absence from Flyers home games today. I picked Soph and Jess up from Rosemont around noon, and then fought the monster truck rally traffic to get to the rink on time. We parked exactly at 1 pm, so we missed about five minutes of the game as we walked in. Here is a pic of us in all our glory: http://www.printroom.com/ViewGalleryPhoto.asp?evgroupid=0&userid=RedBowflyers&gallery_id=1430891&image_id=45
We went up and got some food (all you can eat tix FTW!) and walked into the game just as Giroux scored his goal. We sat down and Asham immediately drops the gloves with Jackman, and they go at it for awhile, Asham clearly won the fight. Once play got started up again Hartnell (originally credited to Carter) scored the Flyers second goal in 45 seconds.
The second period, and the first part of the third period sucked. The Flyers played nearly the entire time in their own end, and thanks to some great play by Biron, only gave up one goal. Then about three minutes after the Islanders got their goal, the Flyers fourth line woke up and put the game out of reach. Matt Carle poked in a loose puck on a scrum in front (the goal was originally credited to Glen Metropolit) then 13 seconds later, Asham skated down the left wing, and tried to make a pass to Scottie Upshall, but it deflected off an Islanders skate and caromed in past Danis (again, the goal was originally credited to Upshall). Gagne completed the scoring on a penalty shot just under a minute later.
Anyways, the game was fun, and I was glad that it was a win. I may be back in three weeks for the Predators game.
Oh, and thanks girls for the Malkin card :P
6 years ago