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Laviolette calls Flyers performance “disgraceful”, “unacceptable” and “horse (expletive)”

Feb 24, 2012, 10:13 AM EDT

Check out Peter Laviolette’s response after his Philadelphia Flyers were shut out 2-0 in Edmonton on Thursday night.

(Warning: Video may contain seething and jaw-clenching not suitable for younger audiences.)

Philly’s lackluster second period seemed to really draw Laviolette’s ire. The Flyers were outscored 2-0 and out-shot 15-6, with newest acquisition Pavel Kubina taking a bad holding penalty that led to the eventual game-winning goal.

“Our second period was flat,” Daniel Briere told CSN Philadelphia. “They really took it to us and took control of that period right off the get-go. We didn’t respond. It took us too long to respond, too.”

Whatever positive momentum Philly might’ve gained from Tuesday’s emotional comeback victory in Winnipeg was effectively wiped out in Edmonton. The Flyers have now gone a full month without back-to-back wins — the last set coming from Jan. 10-12 — and are in serious danger of falling to seventh in the Eastern Conference.

  1. hartsy19 - Feb 24, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    God damn we’re soft. Atleast i’ve got sick hair

  2. emoser - Feb 24, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Bad game, but I’ll give Bryz credit where credit’s due. If he’s going to be jumped on for a poor performance when the flyers win then I think it’s only fair to point out that this loss wasn’t on him at all. Put together 3-4 more of these starts and maybe he’ll start the process of winning the fans back.

    • cowgut1 - Feb 24, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      I am a not a big Bryzgalov fan based on what he’s done this season. But yes, you’re right to give credit where it’s due. Last night he did play well. the problem is he hasn’t been able to string a bunch of good starts together. He did that once right? Had about 4 or 5 decent starts in a row. The rest of the season he’s been on and off almost game by game. And what’s with the long shots from above the circle getting past him?!?!?!? There’s been a bunch of those this season. Maybe they should put glasses on him. Look for what it did for Charlie Sheen’s Wild Thing character in Major League

  3. babar61 - Feb 24, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    I would be that pissed too if I was shutout against the oilers. Philly is better then that.

    • stakex - Feb 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

      Everyones better then that.

      Well, maybe not Columbus.

  4. hartsy19 - Feb 24, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    One game we play like our hairs on fire (pun intended), and 2 days later we play like figure skaters. Just don’t get it. We clearly miss Pronger, but there’s somethin else missing too.

    • lolnowhy - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:08 AM

      clearly the problem lies with that jumbled mess of forwards that completely lack a collective identity

      • vismund11 - Feb 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

        Clearly a team that has the best scoring spread of any offense in the league has no collective identity. Clearly they’re all just goal scoring hot dogs with no regard for team. Clearly.

    • rainyday56 - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM

      Maybe Holmgren should have made an offer for Carter? Har!

  5. philly4lyfe - Feb 24, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Same as last year. We’re in competition for the 1 seed until the all star break. Then we come out of the break flat as can be and coast into the playoffs, giving up home ice advantage in the process.

    • kellyb9 - Feb 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM

      With the way this team has played on home ice, I’m not sure if thats a bad thing.

  6. grillmarks - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Daniele briere?

    • Mike Halford - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      yeah — it’s his Italian cousin.


  7. icelovinbrotha215 - Feb 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Well he should be annoyed. They actually had a better night defensively but couldn’t muster any offense. The East is way too tight to be giving up points like this.

  8. joebuckiscreepy - Feb 24, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    A 30 second commercial to watch a 59 second video? You people are really pushing it…

  9. stakex - Feb 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    I like it when a coach isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. His team played awful against one of the worst teams in the league. If he was nice and calm afterwards I would be concerned if I was a Flyers fan.

  10. jagrbomb18 - Feb 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    This team will be fine…get the slump out of the way now…players are back from injury and we’ve added 2 solid D…AND bryz didn’t look half bad last night!

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