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Friday Morning Fly By: It's a Series Again, Richie Steps Up, Pronger Sick?

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Flyers' Playoff shutout record still belongs to Brian Boucher. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Flyers' Playoff shutout record still belongs to Brian Boucher. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes...

  • Last night's NHL scores... Canadiens 5 - Flyers 1 (PHI leads series 2-1)
  • Recaps of last night's game: [BSH] [Flyers] [NHL.com] [CSNPhilly] [DelcoTimes] [The700Level] [Puck Daddy]
  • Photos from last night: [BSH]
  • Mike Richards was not pleased with his team's performance: [Flyers]
  • One of the post-game quotes: "You can’t practice a good start. It’s mental focus. It’s being prepared. I’ll take responsibility as the captain on this team that we weren’t ready to play and that’s got to change in a hurry." [DelcoTimes]
  • Chris Pronger had a pretty bad night. [Daily News] [DelcoTimes]
  • Maybe it's because he has a cold: [CSNPhilly]
  • The Flyers found out that desperation works for other teams too... [DelcoTimes]
  • As the Canadiens turned the tables on the Flyers: [Daily News]
  • But this was the Canadiens team that beat both Washington and Pittsburgh. [Daily News]
  • And this was the Jaroslav Halak we'd all heard of. [Daily News]
  • Not all of it was the Habs though:  The way the Flyers lost is worrisome: [Inquirer]
  • Including another bad first period. [CSNPhilly]
  • Jeff Carter and Ian Laperriere practiced though. [Daily News]
  • Instead of total blocked shots, looking at winning percentage against percentage of shots blocked: [Hockey or Die]
  • On this day 25 years ago, the Flyers won their only game of the Finals: [The700Level]
  • Looking at goals per team per year for the past 25 years: [Hockey or Die]
  • On Canadian goaltenders in the NHL: [Behind The Net]
  • There are a lot of once unknown goalies in the playoffs now: [Puck Daddy]
  • Which makes one wonder who needs goaltending more, bubble teams or contenders? [From The Rink]
  • Lastly, what does Gary Bettman do all day? [Down Goes Brown]