The Flyers came out in the third period with some momentum. They fired seven shots on Dubnyk but he came up big. At the other end, the Oilers were getting a number of odd-man rushes but Bryzgalov made the stops to keep the Flyers in the game. Over the middle part of the third period, the Flyers struggled to get sustained pressure. With 2:54 remaining in the game and with the Flyers on the power play, Kimmo Timonen was beat to a loose puck as Shawn Horcoff went in on Bryzgalov. Timonen hooked Horcoff but he got a shot off and Bryz came up with the save. Horcoff was awarded a penalty shot and he swung wide and came in on Bryzgalov who shut the door to keep the Flyers in it. The Flyers would not get much more pressure on the Dubnyk who posted his first shutout of the season.
Ilya Bryzgalov kept the Flyers in the game tonight and played extremely well with the exception of the Eberle goal. The offense was dormant and the sluggish second period cost the Flyers. Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette said the game was “horse-[expletive]” and that the game and the second period should be “a wake-up call” for the Flyers. The Flyers are back at it on Saturday at 10:00 pm in Calgary to take on the Flames.
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