Philadelphia Flyers: The Pressure Is on as Team Faces Avalanche Tonight

November 23rd, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

The Philadelphia Flyers are coming off a couple of tough losses this weekend, not the least of which, a good old fashioned beating at the hands of the mighty San Jose Sharks.

Despite the Flyers' best efforts, the Sharks arguably handed the Flyers their worst loss of the season, a game in which Flyers goaltender Ray Emery looked very average, and the Flyers defense looked disinterested and slow.

If you follow the Flyers at all, you know that, for the most part, Emery has been very solid this season, perhaps playing the best hockey of his career. The Flyers' defense, most notably the first pairing of Chris Pronger and Matt Carle, have arguably been the Leagues best pairing.

So, what went wrong this weekend? Simple, the Flyers had a bad stretch. To be fair, every NHL team is entitled to a bad stretch here and there, not only is it the norm, it is to be expected. The key is to nip it in the butt as soon as possible, something the Flyers will try to do tonight when they face the Colorado Avalanche in Colorado.

The trouble for the Flyers is that, given the fact they are a high profile team and th ...

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