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!

3. Ducks 5, Flyers 2 (12/31/10)
On part of my “SoCal for New Years” trip, I caught the Flyers in Anaheim. I was excited coming into the game, rookie sensation Sergei Bobrovsky was playing and the Flyers had just beaten up on the Kings the night before. The Ducks weren’t playing that well either at the time.  @Facetimebebeh and myself found ourselves in the middle of George Parros-land.  The Flyers spotted Anaheim some early goals, but clawed back to make it 3-2.  We had hope, but Lubomir Visnovsky put an end to that.  It really sucked walking out of Honda Center as a loser while the majority of fans were celebrating a big win.

2. Thrashers 3, Flyers 1 (3/21/10)
The only time I got to see the Thrashers, and it was a major dud.  For years the Flyers beat up on Atlanta, but for some reason in 09-10 the Thrash had the Flyers’ number.  On this night, the Flyers peppered 45 shots on Ondrej Pavelec, who only allowed one.  To pile on, it was later discovered that Jeff Carter broke a bone in his foot during this game and the Flyers’ top goal scorer would miss most of the remaining regular season.

1. Sharks 4, Flyers 1 (10/25/09)
My in-person Flyers unbeaten streak. Thomas Griess in net for San Jose. Revenge on my personal Western Conference nemesis.  It was the perfect set up for a celebration for (the now defunct) LBS’ first group night at the Flyers.  Despite the amount of shots Greiss faced (38, saved 37), the Flyers never got into a rhythm all night and pulled one of their infamous “no show” games.  Of all the Sharks weapons, it was Manny Malhotra who scored 2 goals.

  1. […] This is part two of my two part summer doldrums games package.  Part one (the worst games) can be found here. […]

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