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What do you mean there’s a second round?

Postgame 8/24

New York Islanders v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Maybe the Philadelphia Flyers just didn’t know there was a second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Because after an eight-year absence from the semifinals, the orange and black were nowhere close to ready to go for this matchup with the New York Islanders.

The Isles outshot Philly 15-4 in the first period, and it wasn’t even that close. The Flyers could hardly muster a shot attempt from anywhere remotely near a dangerous area for a majority of the game, and at this point, seven games into series play, it’s time to wonder if the team’s best forwards are ever going to show up.

Claude Giroux hasn’t scored a goal in the Toronto bubble, and has a total of 5 goals in the 33 playoff games since eliminating the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012, and one goal in his last 23 playoff games.

Travis Konecny has one goal in 16 career playoff games- game 2 against the Penguins in 2018. Philly’s leading goal-scorer has gone without in 13 straight playoff games, including all 10 in 2020.
Sean Couturier, who was last seen in the playoffs logging a hat trick in 2018, has also gone 10 consecutive 2020 postseason contests without scoring.

Kevin Hayes picked up a big goal in game 6 against the Habs, but his career playoff resume isn’t exactly strong, with a total of five markers in 38 games.

If these guys continue failing to produce, this much-anticipated playoff run is going to be over before half the city even realizes it’s happening.

Anyway, listen to the postgame.

Oh, and in case you missed it, here’s the series preview we recorded early on Monday prior to game 1.

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