May 072011
Flyers vs Bruins: Game 4

Flyers vs Bruins: Game 4 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

May 7:

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Flyers fail to repeat miracle comeback, are swept by Bruins

May 7

“This time there was no miracle on Causeway Street.

Contrary to popular belief, history cannot be made every May in Boston, and not every 3-0 deficit is surmountable.

“It’s our fault,” Claude Giroux said. “We always put ourselves in bad situations. It’s difficult to come back every time.”

Flyers: Looking to the Future

May 7

“So, with the Flyers done for the season, who are the players fans can look to as the offensive stars of next season?

James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux are the obvious answers. Here’s why:

Van Riemsdyk

On Friday, he once again led the team in shots in the game, with five; had two hits; and played 25 shifts.

Goalie issues aside, Flyers needed goals more

May 7 columnist Sam Donnellon:

“Well, look at the bright side.

Their starting goalie finished the game.

Sergei Bobrovsky didn’t look half-bad last night either, stopping 22 Boston shots, some of them doozies.

That’s not likely to quell the conversation in the Delaware Valley this morning, however, one that will resemble most of the day-after-elimination conversations that have taken place since Bernie Parent hoisted the Cup over his God-grown hair in 1975.

Goalies not the only reason for Flyers playoff demise

May 7 columnist Phil Sheridan:

“It wasn’t goaltending that finally did in these Flyers. Not their own and not Boston’s. A sweep as one-sided and as uncompetitive as this requires a system-wide failure.

The fog that descended on this team for the final month of the regular season lifted for just a couple of first-round games against Buffalo and descended again for the entire second round.

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