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Report: Bobrovsky to start for Flyers in Game 4

Posted on: May 5, 2011 4:35 pm
Edited on: May 5, 2011 4:54 pm
 

On the verge of extinction in this year's playoffs, the Flyers appear to be changing goaltenders. Again.

It comes as no surprise that Philly is going to return to Sergei Bobrovsky in Game 4 in Boston. The Flyers have been changing netminders as if they were going out of style in the playoffs, something they also did last season on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals. But the merry-go-round hasn't worked as well this postseason. At least not yet.

Entering the playoffs, Bobrovsky was the No. 1 guy in net. That lasted all of two games. Since that time, Bob has gone from starter to backup to third string, sitting behind Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton. Well, now down 3-0 to the Bruins, he's apparently back to being the starter, the last hope to ignite Philly as it looks to pull off the impossible once again, coming all the way back to beat the Bruins.

Philadelphia hoped before the season Bobrovsky could be the answer to its goaltending riddle, and he began the year playing well, giving Philly the look of a possible Cup favorite. As the year wore on, so did Bobrovsky, and we end up where we are today.

If the swap does happen, Danny Briere wouldn’t mind.

"I thought he looked great in relief in the Boston series,” Briere said. “Sometimes a lot has to do with how you feel against a team. Certain teams for goalies, maybe he can come in and feel good and see the puck well against the Bruins. I don’t know if he’s playing or not tomorrow, but if he’s in there, I’d feel very comfortable.”

Coach Peter Laviolette seems to think Bobrovsky could help stem the tide.

"Bob, he came in off the bench going in for the injury there (in Game 2) and I thought he did a good job last night,” Laviolette said. “He was good. Again, our team, the goals that went in last night, the first two, we need to be a lot better with what we do in our game in front of our goaltenders. There weren't a lot of chances, but we gave up too many good ones, too many quality ones.”

Either way, the Flyers need something, anything, to get them off the ground

-- Brian Stubits

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Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Report: Bobrovsky to start for Flyers in Game 4

DID YOU MISS THE CLINIC JVR HAS PUT ON?




Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Report: Bobrovsky to start for Flyers in Game 4

As a FLyers fan who watched every game of the playoffs last year and this year, there is no way the Flyers pull it off again.  The Bruins are playing much better than they did in games 1-3 last year, and their goaltending has been incredible.  They may win tonight, they may even win game 5, but there is no way they win this series.  If they prove me wrong, I'll be the first one to eat my crow, but I just don't feel it is possible this year.  When they fold, I will root for Boston, as Mark Recchi has always been one of my all time favorite Flyers and would love to see him win the cup.

And I agree, outside of Briere, none of these guys seem to be playing with any heart this series.



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Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: May 6, 2011 3:54 pm
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Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: May 6, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Report: Bobrovsky to start for Flyers in Game 4

The Flyers have seemed very disjointed throughout this series.  The Bruins have seemed consistently hungrier with more hustle and harder hitting while limiting the Flyers 2nd chance opportunities a good deal.  If the Flyers are swept out this series, that would point to last year's run being largely a fluke and that maybe it is time for a substantial off-season shakeup.



Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2011 11:51 am
 

Report: Bobrovsky to start for Flyers in Game 4

"Unlike the Sabres with just a goalie."

By this statement, do you mean the team was ninth in the league in scoring?  Or the team that was 13th in the league in goals against?  Your statement seems discrepant to me?  Perhaps, you can elaborate.



Since: May 6, 2011
Posted on: May 6, 2011 9:22 am
 

Report: Bobrovsky to start for Flyers in Game 4

Doesn't matter who the Flyers put in net they are not going to win this series! Boston just has too many threats and a goalie to boot. Unlike the Sabres with just a goalie. I do feel bad for Danny Brierre but otherwise this couldn't make me happier seeing them go to the links earlier than the rest of them.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2011 8:38 am
 

Report: Bobrovsky to start for Flyers in Game 4

"Help us Obi wan Kanobi your our only hope!"



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2011 7:22 am
 

Report: Bobrovsky to start for Flyers in Game 4

My question is what took Peter so long to make this move.  The Kid was the Flyers number 1 all year, so why not go back to what brung ya. 

I know Peter is quick to pull the trigger on goalies and a lot of times it works.  But after Leighton's meltdown, and then Booh's meltdown in game one, it's time to go back to your number 1 and that is Bob. 

Maybe he can turn things around for a couple of games. 

I agree on the one main point being made though.  You can't allow 1 on nones, or 2 on 1's all the time and expect your goalie to keep bailing you out.


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