Tuesday night's game against the Sharks had two different feels.
On one hand, the Flyers were playing their best game in recent memory. And they were buzzing toward the end of regulation. As overtime neared, visions of the Flyers win against Los Angeles in late October were in mind. The Flyers just needed the finish, and with sustained pressure, it could be done.
On the other hand, there was also fear that Jaws would come to snatch away a win, probably in the final five minutes. Try 11 seconds.
A costly turnover took the most valient effort of the past two weeks and left the Flyers with the same result, no points and another lost.
Last week, Craig Berube threatened benchings. On Saturday, they began.
First, it was Andrew MacDonald and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare who took a seat on Saturday.
The benchings continued as the West Coast trip began. This time, Vincent Lecavalier was a victim. And so was...Michael Del Zotto? Wait a minute, the Flyers most consistent defenseman all season was benched too?
"To me, his defensive play has dropped off a little," Berube said.
It's time for Wednesday trivia. Hopefully everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Today we will be bringing you another edition of Who Am I. Before we get into today's clues we will reveiw the answers to the Hall of Fame questions from two weeks ago.
The Philadelphia Flyers played arguably their best road game of the season, for 59 minutes. Sean Couturier gave them a first period lead. San Jose got a late goal in the second. Matt Nieto scored with 11 seconds left and the Philadelphia Flyers fell to the San Jose Sharks 2-1 at the SAP Center.