Flyers Lose to Jets 9-8

Published on October 28th, 2011

JVR scored 2 goals and had 9 shots

by Mike del Tufo

Thursday, October 27, 2011
In a crazy game, the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Winnipeg Jets 9-8.  The Flyers were able to overcome deficits of 5-1 and 6-2 and took a 7-6 lead in the 3rd period but could not hold on to it.  The Flyers have now lost their last 2 games having given up a total of 14 goals in them.

For this game, Ondrej Pavelec started in net for the Jets and Sergei Bobrovsky for the Flyers. 

Flyers forward combinations:
Giroux-Jagr-Hartnell
JVR-Briere-Simmonds
Couturier-Voracek-Read
Talbot-Rinaldo-Shelley

Flyers defensemen pairings:
Timonen-Coburn
Meszaros-Lilja
Carle-Gustafson

Just like last night, the top line of the Flyers opened the scoring at 4:10 of the 1st period when winger Scott Hartnell took a nice feed from Jaromir Jagr and knocked it in.  Jets then tied the game at 10:01 on a deflected shot by Blake Wheeler.  Ex-Flyer defenseman Randy Jones got credit for the goal.  Jim Slater gave the Jets a 2-1 lead when he blasted it by Bob at 13:39.  At 18:37, Jets Kyle Wellwood scored on the power-play to make it Jets 3-1.  The Flyers started well and fell apart.

The barrage continued in the 2nd period as Tanner Glass scored at 3:39 and Nikolai Antropov at 4:39 to give the Jets a 5-1 lead.  Bob gave up 5 goals on 15 shots before being pulled for Ilya Bryzgalov.  The game got a little wild at this point.  Flyers Claude Giroux scored his 5th goal of the season at 6:25.  It was a 5-on-3 power-play goal.  Jets Evander Kane then scored a power-play goal at 10:39.  The Flyers came back and got a pair before the end of the period to make it 6-4.  Danny Briere scored on the power-play at 14:11 and at 16:41 Maxime Talbot blocked a clear attempt by Pavelec back into the net.

The Flyers had the momentum going into the 3rd period despite being down 6-4.  Briere scored again at 1:09 to bring the Flyers within a goal.  The Flyers then scored again at 2:23 when Matt Read put it in.  Pavelec was then pulled for Chris Mason with the game tied 6-6.  JVR quickly greeted him with a goal at 3:02 to give the Flyers a 7-6 lead.  Jets promptly re-tied it at 3:30.  Alexander Burmistrov with the goal.  Jets then re-took the lead at 4:31 with a goal by Mark Stuart.  JVR notched his 2nd goal of the game at 16:21 to tie it at 8-8.  With overtime looking likely, Jets Andrew Ladd then stunned the home crowd by scoring at 18:54.  The Jets skated out of Philly with a crazy 9-8 win.

On the wild loss, James van Riemsdyk said, “Obviously things weren’t very tight defensively on either side and there were lots of chances and it was one of those nights where everything seemed to be going in… It’s a team game. You win as a team, you lose as a team. You can’t ever put it on just one guy (referring to Bryzgalov), you know, we have to be better in front of him. There were a lot of tips and point-blank chances that we have to cut down on and we have to make his job a little easier because some of the goals, like I just said, were tips and back door passes and plays where he didn’t even have a chance…we have to do a better job in front of him.”

The Flyers next game is at home Saturday vs. the Carolina Hurricanes.

Flyers Ilya Bryzgalov video on loss to Jets:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5WNHtUVVTI

Comments

  1. Posted by Joe Morrison on October 28th, 2011, 18:22

    looks like a football score to me!