Flyers' Forecheck is Awesome, Lead 3-1

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Flyers' Forecheck is Awesome, Lead 3-1
If the Flyers can forecheck like they did in the first period, they will be almost impossible to beat. The Flyguys forced frequent turnovers that led to constant pressure the entire period minus the four minutes they were on the penalty kill.

Washington has no answer to the Flyers pressure and if they don't fix something coming out of the intermission, the Flyers will absolutely blow them out of the water tonight.

Marty Biron set the first Flyers goal up beautifully with a nice stop and drop off to the Flyers defense. What I don't understand was why the announcers kept raving about Biron not holding onto the puck, forcing a whistle. It was a common sense play 90% of the goaltenders out there would have made. Three Flyers were back in the zone with one Capital who was peeling away. The Caps forecheck has been non-existent in this game so there's no reason to hold onto the puck and force a faceoff in your own zone.

Overall there is nothing I think the Flyers really need to fix. The pressure was on Washington all period. The Caps only real chances came on their goal and two powerplays.

The crowd sounds like it's absolutely rocking and mostly in orange.

Daniel Briere scored the first goal, answered by Eric Fehr for Washington on a pass from Donald Brashear (since when was Brashear a solid offensive player?). Scotty Hartnell scored just over a minute later, followed by Sami Kapanen off a great pass from Jim Dowd 17 seconds after Hartnell. Four goals in 2:33 and on four shots. Now that's hockey.

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