By Mike Harrington
PHILADELPHIA -- In our previous post, we showed you some great fistic fun between the Sabres and Flyers from the 90s involving the goalies. But the Philadelphia Story this season is about another goalie brawl and it was basically a disgusting mugging.
Still, the Nov. 1 Ray Emery assault -- and that's what it was -- on Capitals netminder Brayden Holtby seems to have been a turning point in the Flyers' season. They lost that game, 7-0, and owner Ed Snider said their 3-9 record left them at one of the lowest points in their 47 seasons but it has sparked a turnaround.
Since then, the Flyers are 5-1-2. Emery, by the way, gets the start here tonight against the Sabres
The Flyers started 0-3 and fired coach Peter Laviolette. They were 1-7 after eight games and 3-8 in October. But incredibly, a win tonight could pull them within a point of a playoff spot out of the ultra-struggling Metropolitan Division.
And it all started with this: