I don't know that this game was an example of work ethic.
This was the 4th game in 6 nights on the road against the best team in the league and who just won their tenth in a row.
I mean, they came back and made it a 4-3 game against that team, were flat out stoned repeatedly by a goalie with a point in 19 or 20 straight games. The "lack of effort" routine is a getting a little old. It just wasn't the case here. Yeah, they were outplayed in the first period.but they
The Flyers weren't outclassed at any point in that game.
The ice was never really tilted to Carter Hart. He needed to be better. Goaltending cost the team that game.
They were behind on the score sheet but had the same amount of chances and only a few less shots than Tampa. Tampa was able to get some luck, the ****** Killorn goal (i hate that ****** guy) and then they converted on their other two good chances. The Flyers shots were stopped.
If one watched that game
But that came off a lucky deflection off Ivan's skate from Killorn who was making a pass out front, which Hart was turning to play and no way he could have or anyone had a chance to play that after the pass out front went back to Killorn for the bang bang play.
I wouldn’t call it a total work ethic problem either, it might be a combination of things but we certainly need to start our game better ,we can’t keep getting down by two or three goals right away, we do this far too often . It was a good effort in coming back but we should never put ourselves in that situation to begin with. We have beaten some good teams this year but I wonder if we have enough to beat any of the top teams in a physical and mentally exhausting 7 game playoff series .
I dont think so either, thats why we shouldn't make any deals at the deadline for a rental or a bottom 6 guy. If there is a deal that helps the team going forward then you do it. If we improve our top 6 by adding a skilled player, then it also improves the bottom 6 because someone from the top 6 moves down. We have a bunch of prospects and good young players , plus our vets. Its time to take the pieces and build the puzzle.
Take stock of the team and prospects, determine what the