Playoffs?! Home Ice?! Flyers Hockey Is Heating Up!
Our boys haven’t made a serious run in the playoffs in quite some time; either not making it, or getting booted out the first round by an opponent who was clearly more proficient. Mediocrity has haunted the Flyers for YEARS and finally – we’re starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel.
Unless you’ve been living under the Wells Fargo Center with Gritty over roughly the last decade, you’ve probably noticed that the Philadelphia Flyers have had somewhat of an issue scoring goals in the past. They would rely heavily on core guys like Giroux, Voracek, and Simmonds (sorry you had to move to Buffalo, pal). That’s not a winning formula. You can’t rely on 2-3 guys to carry the load on offense.
Let me break this down for you:
- Pucks on net
- Filling the gaps
- Cycling down low.
And what do ya know…the Fly Guys are hotter than a blister bug in a pepper patch!
- 8th in the league in goals for
- Most goals per game in the NHL since January
- 3rd place in the metropolitan division.
- Not to mention are top goalie starting to come in on his own. Hart’s save percentage is at a cool .909% and will only continue to grow if he can keep it up on the road.
And to think – just a few months ago we were still stuck in mediocrity battling for a wild card spot. It’s a tight race to the finish in the standings but we’re getting hot at the right time. I wouldn’t be surprised if this offense carried them to the foreign concept in Philadelphia of “home ice” in the first round of the playoffs.
We have a solid young core of players. Things are finally looking up. The last part of the season should be fun. Pucks on net boys! Fill those gaps and cycle that shit down low!
It’s now or never.