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Game one...what went wrong...in pictures...

I will attempt to keep this brief...and let the pictures do the talking...hoping to address a number of issues with Laviolette's approach to the game.

Timonen's pinch early that sets off the odd-man-rush nonsense in the opening minutes. Flyers got lucky the Leafs could not convert. I pointed to this in the Laviolette article comments - this is a systematic pinch. Iwq16fz_medium

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Timonen in deep again...but, the Leafs start to adjust...look where they are covering...the middle, giving up the outside to the Flyers...more on this in what's wrong with the 5-on-5. Vn45glm_medium

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While it's nice to see the Flyers outnumber the Leafs down low, check out the head...6 sets of eyes all looking at the puck... 9w5mlro_medium

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Is this the Talbot turn over? Nope, this is the same exact play, this time with Read to Lecavalier = system design flaw.

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Looks familiar, no?

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So what's wrong with the Flyers 5-on-5? It starts here...Simmonds to Lecavalier...

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No space and equally matched in the neutral zone...resulting in a turnover...

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Again, out numbered in the neutral zone...no, this is not a line change...

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What's wrong with Giroux? He's out numbered...this was the tail end of a Flyers break out...zone entry? Yes. Forced to the wall with no passing lanes, and the wingers with no momentum.

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Conversely, look at the ease of entry for the Leafs on their second goal...

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Did Bernier "steal" the game? Or, were the Flyers systematically shut down? You be the judge...

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This was the "save of the game"...not a whole heck of a lot to shoot at, 'eh?

Conclusion:

The Flyers have way too much talent to lose like this. I'm not worried about special teams...or even their back six or goaltending...I am worried about everything else...and that starts with the coach. (Please note: sorry if the layout is poor or the formatting is wrong...total rush job).

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