That was the final score of today’s bout between the top-seeded Philadelphia Flyers and the bitter rival New York Rangers. The frightening thing about that scoreline is that the win belongs to New York.
That’s right, folks. The Flyers were shut out 7-0 on national television. Peter Laviolette didn’t look insanely upset on the bench because he was most likely thinking about which profane words he would be dishing out to his team at the post-game meeting.
For what it’s worth, I want to say that nobody should be panicking yet. Armageddon should be postponed to Tuesday at around 11 p.m. Why? Because that’s when the Flyers/Oilers game will most likely end.
The Flyers’ next game, the most important of their season, will test how they respond to big-time adversity.
They were just smacked on national television for the world to see, and it seemed as though every bit of gas was sucked out of the players’ bodies. If the Flyers can’t come out at home and win a game just two days removed from a self-induced slaughter, something is seriously, seriously wrong.
Four hours until (potential) Armageddon in Philly.
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