Third Period collapse for Flyers in Vancouver

Going into the third period, the score was tied at 1-1. The Flyers, in a very tight game had every chance of walking away with two points or at least sending it to overtime. But all it took was a minimal 17 seconds to dash any hopes of that thought coming true.

Alex Edler played Sedin through who then flipped the puck to Burrows for one goal at 6:44. Before the duo stormed the net just seconds later with Burrows rebounding a Sedin shot to put the nail in the coffin.

Steve Mason has just one win in 18 away games this season which is completely unrepresentative of his performances with Mason being much of the reason his team have not conceded more than two in many of those. It’s yet another game where Mason was let down but this time the team played extremely well. Coach Berube summed it up best when he said “Yeah, two plays in the third period when we got a good hockey game going,” coach Craig Berube said. “We were playing well. Two plays and it’s 3-1.”

Voracek and Couturier both had fantastic chances to put the Flyers ahead. Jakub clattered the post as Couturier just couldn’t get enough steam behind his shot to guide it behind the goalie.

With Matt Read’s absence and R.J. Umberger’s season ending injury, Raffl stepped up and partnered with rookie Nick Cousins between Ryan White and Zac Rinaldo, it will be interesting to see how the two perform in the closing games of the year.

A few miniscule errors were highlighted and capitalised on last night as the Flyers fell to a 4-1 defeat but the team played well. You just have to feel like there’s a run of bad luck following the Boston game. Perhaps it’s due to low spirits or perhaps it’s something more. We will explore just what’s gone wrong in Broadstreet shortly.