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That game was pretty wild, folks

Both encouraging and frustrating, I think it’s safe to say nobody knows what just happened.

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Well, I tried to analyze whatever the hell you want to call that game. Although they seemed to be the better team, the Flyers found themselves down 3-1 after two periods. Following some questionable calls, the Lightning scored a pair of power-play goals in 11 seconds to go up 5-1 with only 10:52 left in regulation. With 3:32 left in regulation, it was a 5-5 game. Unfortunately, Anthony Cirelli won it in overtime, but it was an exciting, weird game nonetheless. I talked about:

  • Whether we should be encouraged or discouraged about today’s game.
  • The special teams.
  • David Hakstol and his assistants.
  • Ivan Provorov and still not looking right.
  • The need to get more high-danger chances.