Originally posted by MARTYEWRAs a Senators fan, I actually felt bad for both Cechmanek and Ken Hitchcock. Philly's defense completely allowed the Sens to skate all over the place. In particular, during Ottawa's 4th goal, Philly's D looked lazier than Kevin Nash on his best worst day.
I have a season-ticket plan for the AHL Phantoms. Trust me -- lax defense is an organizational trademark. Cechmanek is used to it by now.
I certainly won't knock the Senators; this is two years in a row that they've outplayed the Flyers in the playoffs. But Lalime isn't Ken Dryden reborn, no matter how much the Flyers make him look like it. In eleven playoff games against Ottawa, the Flyers have put 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, and 1 goals on the board, and scored exactly _once_ on the power play. No matter how well the Sens played defensively, that's just a sad statement on the Flyers' offense in general.
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I have made my 9:38pm train after both NYR games (7:05pm start) I have been to this year thanks to the "hurry up face-offs" - used to be a judgement call as to whether it was worth waiting around for the 10:38pm....