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Philly climbing the charts

Flyers keep flying

Greetings Philly Fans, lets put down that cheese steak for just a second.

This Week in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Flyers of the WCHL are playing some solid, consistent hockey. The team is putting multiple winning weeks together. This week the Flyers played five games, tallying a record of 4-1. The week is high lited by two games against the playoff bound Tampa Bay Lightning. The week began with 3-1 loss at the Wachovia to the "Ning". Three games later the Flyers would get revenge, again the two teams met at the Wachovia and the Flyers prevailed 5-4. The week started with two tight defensive type games. The a fore mentioned 3-1 loss to Tampa, followed by, Bishop's fourth shut out of the season in a 3-0 win against the Caps in Washington. The week ended with a 6-3,5-4 and 6-4 wins, all offensive style hockey.

Coach Claude Julien
" We are having success, whether we are in a tight defensive 
struggle or we are in a loose back and fourth contest. Finding ways to win in all situations is key to success. Things dont always go the way you plan or want, after all this is a game. What is important is your compete level and finding ways to come away with the W."

The Flyers are in some rarefied air, as the team, by the strength of their record, 31-14 for 62 points,find themselves in the thick of the race for the President's Trophy. The Flyers are 2nd in the Met, they are also 2nd in the League, one point behind the perennial top team, the New York Rangers who have 63 points. The Detroit Red Wings are tied with the Flyers at 62 points, but defer based on wins. The fourth place team which is as surprising as Philadelphia being in that position, the Arizona Coyotes have 59 points and lead the Western Conference. All teams have played 45 games.

Gm Bourque
" I am pretty sure before the season started nobody including our fans expected us to be in this position, but here we are. There is a lot of season left to play and any number of factors can change the path a team is on, trick is not getting ahead of yourselves and put in the work and the effort in every shift,every game and every game preparation, thats our focus right now."

Captain Zdeno Chara
" Its a fun team, we keep finding ways to win games, with different guys contributing, I mean when you have six scorers in the top 40 in the entire league, you are obviously getting some good offense every night, but thats only half the game, there are nights when our finish isn't what it should be or you just dont have the puck luck that night. We try not to rely on things like puck luck, our focus is work, work harder, work smarter, keep the feet moving, you do that and you can create your own fortunes."

This Weeks Games

1.(607) TBay-3, Philadelphia-1
2.(618) Philadelphia-3,Washington-0
3.(633) Philadelphia-6,Chicago-3
4.(650) TBay-4, Philadelphia-5
5.(667) Philadelphia-6,Nashville-4

....out for this week,...peace

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