The Flyers acquisition of Russian goalie Sergie Bobrovsky has been paying off big time recently, with four consecutive wins to put them at first in the Atlantic Division with a 7-4-1 record.
Their latest opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes, fell to the Flyers by a margin of 3-2 Monday night even though they were missing top forward Danny Briere due to a suspension for high sticking.
Bobrovksy played a big role in the win, continuing his impressive streak in his past four starts. He has had a 2.01 goals-against average during the span and saved 26 shots.
The crowd who’s been highly supportive of the Russian goaltender, serenading him with “Bob . . . Bob . . . Bob” chants after the happy-go-lucky Russian goalie made some difficult third-period saves.
Right Winger Claude Giroux also had a fantastic game with a one-timer from a Mike Richards pass into the upper left corner. Jeff Carter, who moved into the center position to fill the gap left by Briere also played well and had two assists.
Another bright spot was Left Wing rookie Eric Wellwood who had six shots on goal in his first game.
This game showed that the Flyers have a good mix of young talent, all stars and gritty veterans.
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