The Washington Post is back with another edition of our Flyers Game series, and we want to share the tips we learned from our previous games with you.
As you may know, the Flyers lost Game 1 of their first round series with the New York Rangers, which was a game where we had a lot of fun.
You can find the Flyers Game 1 game recap and more below, along with some of the game highlights from our first game in New York.
Game 1 recap: On the first shift of the second period, Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov gave up a slap shot from the point that bounced off his pads.
Bryz was up and in the neutral zone and then went to his left side and was skating toward the puck.
It was a high stick attempt and he took a good look at it.
He was in the wrong zone.
He wasn’t trying to knock the puck away.
The Flyers had just opened up the scoring when Bryz took a high slap shot.
It looked like it was going in the net, but it bounced off Bryz’s pads and flew straight into the net.
Bryzan’s slap shot was a great sign that he had taken the next step in his development.
He got more aggressive, got to the net and found his way to the back of the net to score.
Flyers goaltender Ilya Byslak had a hard time keeping up with Bryzgalyns slap shot and missed a couple of good chances to get in on the play.
But he got in on it, so the Flyers got a great chance at a 3-2 lead.
Flyers goalie Ryan White made a couple nice saves on the Rangers penalty kill to hold the game scoreless.
The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the third period on a power play when Shayne Gostisbehere got a little tangled up with a Flyers defenseman and got pushed out of the play by Ryan McDonagh.
Gosti was eventually pulled, and the Flyers went up 2-1.
After giving up a power-play goal to Shayne, the Rangers went into the fourth with a one-goal lead.
After Gostislav Vorobyev gave the Flyers a powerplay lead, they got the tying goal just as it was tied.
The second period was even more of a test for the Flyers.
They didn’t score for a long time, but the Rangers had a couple opportunities to score in the first, and they made a few big saves.
In the second, the puck was caught by a Ranger defenseman.
After a quick review, it appeared that the puck had broken loose, but no penalty was called.
The penalty was whistled, and then the Rangers scored.
That’s when Flyers coach Dave Hakstol got the whistle.
He whistled for illegal stick and then put the puck back in the Rangers’ zone, so they went into overtime.
They got the two goals in the shootout and went on to win the game.
Flyers forward David Poile had a big goal in overtime.
He had a good bounce that was knocked off his pad, and he was able to beat the Rangers defenseman and score.
He scored his fourth goal of the season with a backhand shot past the left shoulder of Rangers defenseman Scott Nichol.
He then scored a power shot off the rebound that made it 2-2.
Flyers defenseman Matt Read had a nice goal to give the Flyers their first lead of the night.
He made a big pass to a wide open Ryan McEnery in the slot and went up and around a Rangers defenseman and beat him with a hard slap shot at the net that gave the Rangers a 3.
The goal was huge for the team and for the fans.
Flyers goalies Ilya Bozhinov and Michael Del Zotto stopped the Rangers from scoring on the power play and in overtime, but both made bad decisions in their save situations.
In overtime, Flyers goalie Mike Vecchione stopped a high-sticking penalty shot by a Rangers forward to give them a 2-0 advantage.
Flyers power-center Zac Rinaldo, who had a rough game, had a few good chances in the game, including a big one that bounced right off his stick and went into goal for a goal.
Flyers forwards Sean Couturier and Ryan White were also big contributors to the team’s success, scoring a goal each.
Flyers captain Claude Giroux had a great game.
He gave the team a little bit of momentum in the second and third periods, and scored the tying shorthanded goal in the final minute of regulation.
Flyers coach Todd McLellan called for a more aggressive game.
“You saw that the way they play, you know, they were coming right at us, and it’s not the way you want to play the game,” McLellans said.
“So we have to change up our game.
You just have to play that way.
You know, we’ve got to do better in the offensive zone, but you know what