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Flyers can’t ‘dwell’ on 7-2 loss to ‘Hawks

Dec 12, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

Michal Handzus, Ray Emery, Marcus Kruger AP

The good news for the Philadelphia Flyers is they don’t have to wait long to put last night’s 7-2 loss in Chicago behind them. Today is a new day, and tonight is another game — at home versus Montreal.

The bad news is, um, did we mention they lost 7-2 to the Blackhawks last night?

“They out-everything us,” forward Scott Hartnell said, per CSN Philly. “They had the puck more than us. They made more plays than us. They forechecked harder than us. They took less penalties than us.

“At times, it looked like they were playing against kids out there.”

For example…

Yeah, not Luke Schenn‘s best shift there.

The Flyers have surrendered 16 goals in their last three games, none of them wins. However, they’re still only three points back of third-place Carolina in the Metropolitan Division, meaning a playoff spot remains very much in their sights.

“You can’t dwell too much on a 7-2 loss when you got to play the Habs [the next] night,” said Hartnell. “They’re another quick team that makes plays.”

  1. ibieiniid - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    yeah, slow work day for me too…

    • upper90cheese - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM

      When coach Q put the first team PP unit out there when it was already 6-2, the Flyers should have sent a Hawk off on a stretcher. Instead the Flyers just rolled over. Sad.

      • ibieiniid - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        are you kidding me?! did you not see how many people wanted their heads after the LAST time they acted like sore losers?

        also, why did you decide to make that a reply to what I said?

      • hazlydose - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        Coach Q put that unit out there to make a point. He was sending the message to the Flyers that if you are going to play like jackasses and take penalties, we are going to make it hurt.

      • upper90cheese - Dec 12, 2013 at 3:02 PM

        The last time the Flyers gooned it up after a team ran up the score, they went on a 6-1-1 run. You don’t just roll over like that. Take a pound of flesh with you.

      • shortsxit34 - Dec 12, 2013 at 4:57 PM

        He sent out his first PP line *because* the Flyers were going around trying to injure people. If the Flyers (again) can’t lose with any respect, why should any of their opponents show any?

      • slysipops - Dec 12, 2013 at 8:22 PM

        Q did that ater the crosscheck to VERSTEEG’S head in the corner NIMROD ! even the game announcers mentioned that……were you sleeping or what ? after HARTNELL crosschecked TOEWS into the net BOLLIG went after him….. i’ve never saw HARTNELL get to his bench so fast and quietly…… what about that ? what’s ” SAD ” is people with your apparent mentallity !

  2. zta7991 - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    time to move past these last three games…time to get back to playing hockey

  3. ibieiniid - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM


    i saw this short exchange between broadstreetsbaddest and whammy on a story about that game last night, in which whammy said “they are who we thought they were,” an homage to Dennis Green. broadstreet said whammy used it backwards, since the person saying that quote actually LOST the game. In the linked CSN article on THIS post, hartnell says “we let them off the hook.” what a coincidence.

  4. hammerhead5573 - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    I’m not a Hartnell fan but I give credit when any player from any team tips their cap to the other team, especially after a lopsided loss.

    • ibieiniid - Dec 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      lol with the amount of losing the Flyers do to the Hawks, it’s hard to imagine him saying anything else. hence the reason “they out-everything us” was present tense.

  5. crazemastercraze - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    “Yeah, let’s get back to beating subpar teams and making everyone think we’re a good hockey club”

    • ibieiniid - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      yeah, guy. we know your stance already. go back to sucking your brother’s d***.

  6. joey4id - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    That loss had to be a reality check for the team. Best they move on quickly. Tonight we’ll see 2 teams playing each other after losing their last games by a minimum 5 goal spread. The Flyers didn’t have much time to dwell on the loss as the Canadiens and the Flyers are playing a home game. Could be an advantage, but it’s also 2 games in less than 24hrs for them.

  7. muckleflugga - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    now now ibieiniid…

    you’re better than that…use your gift for humour and shadings of innuendo if you’re going to trash a fellow boardee…

    you’re in norfolk…i’m sure your milieu is rich in tattooed hairy ass navy banter refined through shore leave whore house and bar room brawl ventures the world over

    dial in, dish out

    • ibieiniid - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      incest insults ARE big around these parts… although they’re normally aimed in the direction of West Virginia. but to be fair, I don’t know much about the guy so I don’t really have any ammunition except for assuming that he spends his time gnawing on his twin brother’s lower umbilical cord.

      that guy just makes the same pointless comment on every article about the Flyers, whether it actually relates or not. usually, it doesn’t.

  8. zta7991 - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    I still laugh that thw flyers are considered the dirty team after that pens bruins game lol

  9. laxman1944 - Dec 12, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    The Hawk is dam good and could repeat……

    The Flyer has a lot of work to do

    I still say they’re 2 years away from being something

  10. muckleflugga - Dec 12, 2013 at 2:11 PM


    now you’re in the groove…

    flyers had an off night, twenty first century schizoid team, caught between identities, big deal, they’ll rebound

    all my memories gathered ’round her
    miner’s lady, stranger to blue water

    dark and dusty, painted on the sky
    misty taste of moonshine

    teardrops in my eye

  11. flyerspsu - Dec 12, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Its clear the Flyers are a mediocre team at best, Giroux is not as great as we thought and then there is a huge drop off talent wise after that. Seriously who is the teams 2nd best forward? Aging Lecavalier? Inconsistent Voracek whos only impressive season was last year during a shortened season? Schenn hasnt developed into what we thought yet. Hartnell is garbage. Simmonds is that good of an all around player.

    Couturier and Read are the only players playing above their contracts and are responsible defensively, those and Giroux and Mason are the only 2 players im keen on building the future team around, everyone else im willing to deal

    and then on defense? I dont think we even have a good #2 NHL dman anymore with Timonen as old as he is. This team is in bad shape and needs to make some big moves

    • flyerspsu - Dec 12, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      *simmonds isnt that good of an all around player

    • flyerspsu - Dec 12, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      *those 2 (referring to read and couturier) and Giroux and Mason are the only players im keen on building the future team around.

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