Rangers Own The Flyers!
Let me give you some help here, Philadelphia. Try two goalies at once, perhaps. Maybe try picking lines by drawing from a hat. Perhaps wave the white flag before face-off. Better yet, do nothing, 'cause watching the Rangers dominate the Flyers is great fun!
The Rangers clubbed the Flyers again Saturday afternoon in Philly 5-2, scoring a season high 3 power play goals in victory. The Rangers, who now lead the East by 5 points over the Bruins, have beaten the hated Flyers all five times they have met this year, and seven straight overall. This is great fun.
If you have read or listened to me, you know I detest Philly, and especially the Flyers. The hatred runs deep. The animosity comes from years in the making. The Rangers can't beat the Flyers enough by enough to satisfy me.
This time it was the captain Ryan Callahan who led the way scoring his first hat trick of the year. Oh, watching those hats fly on the ice on enemy territory was wonderful. Listening to the Flyers question themselves after the latest defeat was wonderful.
Typical Flyer goonery started early in the opening period when Tom Sestito, who got into 3 fights the previous game, got into with the Rangers' Stu Bickle. Sestito drew an extra 2 minute penalty and the Rangers tallied off it, giving them the lead and serving notice that the Power Play, which has been the weak part of the Broadway Blueshirts game, was alive today.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots in picking up yet another win. The Flyers don't have the luxury of having a goalie even in the Kings area code. Their top netminder, the vastly over-rated Ilya Bryzgalov, was out with the flu, so Sergei Bobrovsky got the start and the loss. Backing up was some guy named Bacashihua (God bless you). Like I said, Flyer fans, start all three at one time- it won't matter. All three stink and the Rangers own the Flyers! Aaaah, it's a good day in Hockey land!