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Howie58

Game 47: Flyers at Blues; 1/15/20 @ 8:00 PM EST

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Greetings:

 

We are fairly heavy underdogs:

 

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Playing against the defending Stanley Cup Champion should get the O and B motivated.  It will be interesting to see who's in goal on our side.  

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PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

FLYERS (based on Monday, will be updated after Carter Hart status is clarified)

28 Claude Giroux - 13 Kevin Hayes - 11 Travis Konecny
12 Michael Raffl - 14 Sean Couturier - 93 Jakub Voracek
25 James van Riemsdyk - 21 Scott Laughton - 62 Nic Aube-Kubel
49 Joel Farabee - 82 Connor Bunnaman - 18 Tyler Pitlick

9 Ivan Provorov - 15 Matt Niskanen
6 Travis Sanheim - 5 Phil Myers
8 Robert Hägg - 59 Mark Friedman

37 Brian Elliott
79 Carter Hart/ 34 Alex Lyon

Power Play 1: Giroux, JVR, Konecny, Hayes, Provorov.
Power Play 2: Couturier, Aube-Kubel, Voracek, Sanheim, Niskanen.

Scratches: 44 Chris Stewart (healthy), 62 Justin Braun (groin), 53 Shayne Gostisbehere (knee).
LTIR: 55 Sam Morin (torn ACL, out for season), 23 Oskar Lindblom (Ewing sarcoma, out for season), 19 Nolan Patrick (migraines).

BLUES

12 Zach Sanford - 90 Ryan O'Reilly - 57 David Perron
17 Jaden Schwartz - 10 Brayden Schenn - 70 Oskar Sundqvist
20 Alexander Steen - 18 Robert Thomas - 21 Tyler Bozak
28 Mackenzie MacEachern - 61 Jacob de la Rose- 49 Ivan Barbashev

29 Vince Dunn - 27 Alex Pietrangelo
19 Jay Bouwmeester - 72 Justin Faulk
77 Niko Mikkola - 41 Robert Bortuzzo

50 Jordan Binnington
34 Jake Allen

Power Play 1: Schwartz, O'Reilly, Schenn, Perron, Pietrangelo
Power Play 2: Steen, Thomas, Bozak, Dunn, Faulk

Scratches: 33 Jordan Kyrou (healthy), 36 Troy Brouwer (healthy), 55 Colton Parayko (day-to-day, upper body).
IR: 4 Carl Gunnarsson (arm), 9 Sammy Blais (wrist), 91 Vladimir Tarasenko (left shoulder)

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13 hours ago, OccamsRazor said:

 

Some good company.

 

Wow, what a fantastic draft pick this was. I knew it at the time, but it needs repeating.

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JVR still on PP.... at what point do they realize what we all know, this is a waste of time and total failure

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2 hours ago, CoachX said:

JVR still on PP.... at what point do they realize what we all know, this is a waste of time and total failure

Certainly not worth the contract, very much like Andrew MacDonald, but less useful.

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3 minutes ago, mojo1917 said:

Andrew MacDonald, but less useful.

 

Not to the Isles, those draft picks turned into Ilya Sorokin and the other traded to Bruins turned into Brandon Carlo....yikes makes it even worse.

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Have to play Team ..d

Stay out of the box

pucks to the nets.

Break out of this bad play on the road .

Flyers....4

Blues....2.

Go Flyers.

 

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46 minutes ago, intheslot said:

Have to play Team ..d

Stay out of the box

pucks to the nets.

Break out of this bad play on the road .

Flyers....4

Blues....2.

Go Flyers.

 

And.....

 

Score more goals than the other team

 

Just sayin

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There is no way Elliott beats Binnington in St.Louis! Flyers just dismal on the road...and against the best defensive team in the league.

 Only reason to leave JVR on the pp is to hope he goes on a hot streak and improve trading value?

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4 minutes ago, jammer2 said:

There is no way Elliott beats Binnington in St.Louis! Flyers just dismal on the road...and against the best defensive team in the league.

 Only reason to leave JVR on the pp is to hope he goes on a hot streak and improve trading value?

 

Meh...he doesn't have to.
That's what his skaters are for!   ;) 

Besides...all Elliot has to do is stop pucks.
If he can do that, it may frustrate some of the Blues who feel they "should beat Philadelphia", and could open the door for the Flyers to capitalize on the "vaunted Blues defense".

 

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Flyers playing a perfectly fine "boring road game" so far.
Elliot seems to be tracking the puck well enough....and I've even seen some Flyer players go towards the net when one of their guys has the puck down low....and they seem to be beating Blues defenders to certain areas around the front of the net.

Could bode well if they keep doing that.

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PP goal St. Louis.....
Justin Faulk left all alone for the easy shot.

Philly did most everything right on that PK though...attacked the puck carrier, gave no time or space to shooters, but the obvious numbers game caught up with them and the Blues would always have someone open.

Can't really blame Elliot on that one....not so sure even a guy like Hasek could have stopped Faulk just now.
 

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14 minutes ago, TropicalFruitGirl26 said:

 

Meh...he doesn't have to.
That's what his skaters are for!   ;) 

Besides...all Elliot has to do is stop pucks.
If he can do that, it may frustrate some of the Blues who feel they "should beat Philadelphia", and could open the door for the Flyers to capitalize on the "vaunted Blues defense".

 

Good chance Binns shuts them out...as soon as the Blues pp gets a few chances...the floodgates will open. 

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2 minutes ago, TropicalFruitGirl26 said:

 

Must skate harder too.....
And PK harder.....and after 20 minutes, drink Gatorade harder!! 
No exceptions!! 😁

Like Chief says "Say How and How Many".

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5 minutes ago, TropicalFruitGirl26 said:

Blues defense has looked beatable today..

Flyers not giving up and just continue to take shots and go to the net.
2-1 score in their favor says they need to keep doing that the rest of the game.

They need to have the lead going into the 3rd period. That is when the Blues physical game usually wears the opponent's will down. They aren't winning this one if they don't have the lead going into the 3rd.

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2 minutes ago, TropicalFruitGirl26 said:

David Perron with an a-hole crosscheck move on TK....

 

Hey Perron, self-control harder. He should hear from the league office for that. Should have been one penalty for the crosscheck, and another for the trip on Konecny.

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Konecny DID put his mitts up to Perron's face during that battle for the puck (could've gotten a penalty for that), but no excuse for Perron to go up high with both hands on his stick.

Mitt to the face is one thing, graphite to the mush is something else...

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