JSJ: Wholeheartedly agree that Johnny held on to the puck too long. He was so close I thought he was gonna run right into the net himself--but he did have a big game. Devs didn't play for 60 full minutes. A big 4 points!!! However, we're playin' 'em again at home on Saturday. Another BIG game.Originally posted by Jet Set Junta@Mar 9 2004, 10:45 PM
If TB and the revamped Ottawa continue to soar, the Flyers and Devils are colliding with a 3-6 seed matchup in the first round. That would be VERY interesting.
I'm happy as hell about the win tonight (gee, LeClair, could you hold on any longer to guarantee the empty netter, like maybe shoot it from 2 inches out?), but if Stevens came back and Primeau/Desjardins were not both back at 100%, I'd be extremely worried about this matchup.
On the other hand, exorcizing the demons (pun intended) at round 1 might be the best goddamn thing to ever happen to the Flyers, especially if they get the neutered Stevens-free version. That could lead to a confidence and execution high that would bring serious mojo into any Laffs-Sens-Bolts 2nd round.
Keith was scheduled to be back but wasn't ready (post concussion syndrome). Hopefully, he'll be back for our next game. It's our D that worries me. We're plagued by injuries.