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Flyers’ Mason, Blue Jackets’ Bobrovsky get chased out tonight

Nov 1, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

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Things are going very well for the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight and terribly for the Philadelphia Flyers. That seems to be a theme this season.

Flyers goaltender Steve Mason has been one of the few bright spots for the Flyers this season, but he couldn’t save Philadelphia tonight. Mason allowed three goals on eight shots against the Washington Capitals before being yanked early in the second period.

Ray Emery replaced him and has allowed allowed another goal to give Washington a 4-0 lead midway through the second period.

Meanwhile 2013 Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside just 10 of 13 shots against the Penguins before also getting pulled in the second frame. Columbus replaced Bobrovsky with Curtis McElhinney and the parallels between these two matches continued with McElhinney surrendering a quick goal.

The difference is that Derek MacKenzie got one back for the Blue Jackets, reducing the deficit to 4-1 near the halfway point of regulation time.

With a 9-4-0 record, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the only above-.500 team in the Metropolitan Division. Columbus and Washington enter the night with 10 points each while the Philadelphia Flyers are last in the division at 3-8-0.

  1. girouxed - Nov 1, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Terrible, glad Im missing this one.

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Nov 1, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      You and me both buddy. I turn on 93.3 and was shocked to hear the Caps were winning 7-0.

  2. flyeredup - Nov 1, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    And Volpatti pummeled our newest addition Downie. Sigh

  3. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Nov 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Claude G blows !

    • westinpat - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      G stands for Greatest Player in the World but only in Philadelphia’s mind.

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM

        Claude G is far from the best player in the world and Holmgren is making sure of that by giving him Steve Downey and an old Vinny Lacav as linemates what a joke !

      • westinpat - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:25 PM

        Good ole fashion line brawl.

        I’m not a Flyer fan, I’ll give him credit for being in the lead but that’s about it.

      • thesportsjudge - Nov 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

        Elmer, the GM does not set the lines.

  4. bobhpine - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Great effort by the Flyers tonight. They were so close.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:07 PM

      The philly announcers have made hitting the post sound like an accomplishment by not the best player in the world Claude G !

  5. sabatimus - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    The ref next to Emery/Holtby should be disciplined. Emery was beating on Holtby while Holtby was on his knees and the ref let it continue.

    • hockeyflow33 - Nov 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      You’re not supposed to go in with only one officials if guys are actually going at it because you give an advantage to one of the players by tying up the other one

  6. colby7 - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Weird, I guess this is what happens when the rest of Washington actually gets to shot or touch the puck.

  7. bobhpine - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    What a shame the PHT censors are preventing me from offering words of encouragement to a Flyers team that is clearly poised to make a real run after these great acquisitions and improved play.


    The combination of talent and front office leadership can’t be denied. Don’t censor greatness!

  8. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Holmgren will be gone by the end of the weekend !

    • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 1, 2013 at 10:19 PM

      Yup….But Downey may have been Hexy’s say as much as Holmgren!

  9. bobhpine - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Where is ml3939? Maybe he stopped watching. What a horrible team.

  10. crazemastercraze - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Where’s all the “let’s look at the positives” posts by flyers fans tonight? Finally come around to reality, eh? Hmmm

  11. ilovekneegrows - Nov 1, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    14,039 days


  12. steelers88 - Nov 2, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    Sucks to be a Flyers fan! I’m loving being a Penguins fan right now! The Penguins are going to run away with the division. By the way Crosby alone has 22 points the Flyers have 20 goals in total.

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