Philadelphia Flyers Shut Out Again; How Bad is the Offense?

December 10th, 2009 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
Normally, I wouldn't make a big deal of a team getting shut out. Sometimes you just don't play the kind of game that you want to and you can't score.

However, the Flyers are having a little bit more than scoring trouble. The 2-0 loss to the Senators on Thursday night is the third time they have been shut out in the last six games. They suffered losses a few games ago to the Thrashers and Canucks.

Unlike a lot of other people, I think the Flyers' scoring has just become inconsistent. There are a lot of people who look at these numbers and think about how terrible of an offense the Flyers have. I don't.

People have been ignoring two very crucial things about the Philly offense. The first is how well the offense was playing in the beginning of the season and the second is the game against the Islanders on Tuesday.

I counted four games in October where the Flyers scored five or more goals and they scored six against the Islanders on Tuesday night. This tells me that the Flyers have a lot of scoring capability and that the scoring capability is still there.

I don't really know what the difference is between October and now. I ...

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