Philadelphia Flyers Unable To Survive Shark Attack; Left Bloodied

November 21st, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

There was plenty of hype surrounding last night’s matchup between the Philadelphia Flyers and the San Jose Sharks and there was plenty on the line for both of these clubs, mainly, bragging rights.

Arguably, two of the NHL’s best teams, the tilt between the Flyers and Sharks had a number of story lines, front and centre was the matchup down the middle, namely the Flyers’ Mike Richards and Jeff Carter vs. the Sharks Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau.

Richards and Carter bring a unique combination of skill and toughness that, for the most part, is unequalled in NHL circles. Thornton and Marleau are two of the NHL’s most skilled forwards in the game and, when you add a player of Dany Heatley’s ilk to the mix, well, you got yourself one heck of a lineup.

In the end, the Flyers were left bloodied by the Sharks attack as the Sharks skill and passing ability would prove to be too much for the Flyers. Richards managed to post one assist on the night, but Carter failed to register a point and the duo was limited to just four shots on goal and were a combined minus one on the night.

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