Flyers Struggle For Win in Second Round

By Spencer Barnett and Brandon McCormick-

The Broad Street Bullies and the Big Bad Bruins are back at it again.

With the Philadelphia Flyers coming off of a seven-game series knocking out the Buffalo Sabres, they’ve now dug themselves a hole, going down 0-3 in the series against the Boston Bruins. Sound familiar?

Tim Thomas (left) celebrates their overtime win with David Krejci. Photo by Matt Slocum.

Last year, the two teams played each other in the Eastern Conference Finals and just as it is now, the Bruins went up three games to none. Although Flyers prevailed in the end going on a four game win streak to take the series. Will this be deja vu for the Flyers, or will the Bruins squeak out one more win to sweep the series?

Most hope the Flyers come back to win, but all agree this is not an easy task.

“Thomas is having a great series for the Bruins,” said senior Mark Curtin. “He has 52 saves in the second game alone. Flyers need to improve their forechecking and take advantage of extra man opportunities.”

Not everybody bandwagons with the Flyers, “I like the Penguins so I’m glad the Flyers are down,” said teacher Erick Dutchess.

With the Penguins out of the series Mr. Dutchess can only hope the beloved Flyers fall at the feet of the Bruins.

Danny Briere celebrates a goal for the Flyers. Photo from

But, there are still some students who have faith in the Flyers.

Junior Brandon Schuman thinks things can turn around.

“Tim Thomas right now is unstoppable,” Schuman said. “If they play like they did in game two, they shouldn’t have much trouble with the rest of the series. The Flyers just need to capitalize on their opportunities.”

Austin Rowley, a junior at Penn Manor, is also hoping for a turnaround.

“Right now, they can’t get past Thomas,” Rowley said. “Ryan Miller [Sabres] was different. He was a solid, technical goalie whereas Thomas is all over the place, but I have faith in the Flyers. They seem to play better with adversity and their back against the wall.”