The Philadelphia Flyers win their most impressive game of the year, beating the Ottawa Senators 5-0. The first time this season it looked as if the Flyers had confidence. Jakub Voracek nets 2 and Steve Mason continues his dominance between the pipes with 24 saves on 24 shots, earning the Flyers their first comfortable win against a team that came in unbeaten during regulation against all other Eastern Conference foes.
The Philadelphia Flyers will face the Pittsburgh Penguins next; the best team in the East. If the Flyers keep their confidence level high, they have a chance to win 3 games in a row and get a huge win against the cross state rivals.
In other hockey news: Earlier today Fred Shero was inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame. For those of you who do not know who Fred Shero is, he was the innovator of a brand new style of hockey. He came to Philadelphia in 1971 and brought his rough and tumble style to a relatively unknown expansion team that would soon be making the cover of Time Magazine.
The Flyers had the talent and more importantly, the Flyers had the attitude. It did not take long for the newly dubbed Broad Street Bullies to beat the entire league into submission. While doing so, Shero won the only 2 Stanley Cups in franchise history.
Philly, led by Shero, made the best team in the world, The Soviet Union, walk off the ice not being able to handle the “physicality” of the game. A game the Flyers went on to win. Fred Shero was known for his style and inspirational quotes.
"Win together today, and we will walk together forever". This was told to the team before a 1-0 win against the Boston Bruins, becoming the first ever expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. The rest of the league quickly adapted to the new physical style the Flyers had brought to the league. The enforcer was brought in to protect the skilled players, something that is still very apparent in today’s game. Without Fred Shero, we would not have the Broad Street Bullies. And hockey may be a completely different sport.
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