Flyers Week in Photos: 3/14-3/20

In the midst of an offensive drought, the Flyers unloaded the goals they had been holding back on the Red Wings and then went right back to bein unable to score. Another losing week filled with more dumb decisions from Craig Berube and a general consensus that the Flyers should stop thinking they have a chance at the playoffs.

Saturday March 14, 2015: Flyers use the rest of their goals for the season.

Photo credit: Amy Irvin (38Photography)

Photo credit: Amy Irvin (38Photography)

After four low scoring losses, the Flyers started the weekend by absolutely running over the Detroit Red Wings scoring seven goals from six different players (Wayne Simmonds, Nicklas Grossmann, Brayden Schenn, Pierre-Edouard Bellmare, Matt Read and Zac Rinaldo). On Brayden Schenn’s 3rd period goal, fans started throwing hats, but the first goal had been taken away from Schenn and nullified his hat trick.

Sunday March 15, 2015: The goalie battle goes to the Hamburglar.

Photo credit: Amy Irvin (38Photography)

Photo credit: Amy Irvin (38Photography)

With Ray Emery giving Mason a night off, the Flyers offense couldn’t post any goals to support Emery’s 27 saves. Neither team scored until the second period and neither scored after that, forcing an overtime which went to a shootout as is tradition for the Flyers. Then Bobby Ryan (Cherry Hill native, in case you were wondering) put the final nail in the coffin. The Flyers completely unchanged shootout lineup of Voracek, Simmonds, Giroux unsurprisingly couldn’t manage to score on Senators goalie Andrew “Hamburglar” Hammond.

Tuesday March 17, 2015: Flyers start Western Canada tour.

Photo credit: Amy Irvin (38Photography)

Photo credit: Amy Irvin (38Photography)

Before the game, both teams honored the late Pat Quinn who coached both the Flyers and Canucks to Stanley Cup Final runs. I the third period, the Flyers broke down and allowed the Canucks to gain ground and run away with a lead. Within 17 seconds, Alexandre Burrows scored twice to give the Canucks a 3-1 lead that the Flyers just weren’t able to recover from. The Flyers lone goal

Thursday March 19, 2015: Flyers get lit up by Calgary.

Photo credit: Amy Irvin (38Photography)

Photo credit: Amy Irvin (38Photography)

The Flyers had one goal in the game against Calgary from Claude Giroux, the offense was still non-existent. Calgary’s first home win against the Flyers in 14 years was helped by the Flyers not so great power play in the 3rd period. It also probably didn’t help that Craig Berube decided to pull Steve Mason after only two goals. After the game, Berube threw Mason under the bus saying about the second goal “There’s going to be screens, you have to fight through it, find pucks.” A comment that wasn’t taken very well by fans.  It seems like Berube’s popularity is all but gone and his terrible decision may make him the primary scapegoat if the Flyers don’t do well next season, or especially if Mason decides he doesn’t want to put up with the Coach and asks for a trade.

Flyers drama may lead to a very interesting offseason.

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