Through the summer doldrums, I decided to share some of the games I’ve been at. And before you call me bad luck, my Flyers winning percentage is over .700, so these five games are just a small sample.
This is only part one of two. Sometime later in the summer I’ll chronicle five awesome games I was at.
5. Kings 1, Flyers 0 (2/13/11)
The highlight of this game was a monster pre-game tailgate we had. And we needed it. Drew Doughty scored the only goal of the game very early in the second period. During the second intermission, @MikePatota didn’t even realize the Kings had scored (since it was so early in the period). Our frustrations boiled over when Jarret Stoll boarded Chris Pronger and no penalty on Stoll was called, this the day after the Islanders-Penguins brawl. Jon Quick had 40 saves to earn the shutout and sent all of us home unhappy.
4. Devils 3, Flyers 1 (1/22/11)
You guys know when you play the Devils it’ll either be 1) fun if you’re scoring or 2) painful to watch. This game was in the second group. I honestly couldn’t tell you who scored but my guess would be Patrik Elias, the Flyer killer. (Checking the boxscore showed he had two goals). I do remember that it was Johan Hedberg, not Marty Brodeur, who shut the Flyers down. Johan Hedberg of all goalies!