Stupid is a brutal word to use but some of the things they did last night to make a very winnable game a loser weren't very smart or what a more focused team would be doing. Mistakes happen and they aren't machines but they are at a time of the year where they aren't supposed to be making gaffs like they did.
Tampa is a bad team. There's no getting around that. That's what makes it so bad. Any hopes the Flyers had of division and conference titles evaporated with that awful L. Their chances for home ice in round 1 are also on life support this morning and any win they'd get against the NYR or Pens can only replace the missing W they threw away last night against the Bolts.
They came back??? Don't go there. There wasn't anything pleasing to me about that. I've been wanting to know WHY did they have to come back. And especially against THAT kind of team? Ergo, I really don't want to here about how they came back or ALMOST pulled even. If it floats any of your boats so be it but please don't crow about it. I saw it as just another game where they dominate yet lose. Those kind of things used to only happen once in a blue moon and they've managed to do that twice in a very short span of time.
Outs, the loss was inexcusable especially considering that they are playing for playoff position. It seems certain that the Tankers will be it, not a good 1st round situation.
I have to mention the Tampa problem in general. They have had problems beating this team for years and it all goes back to Tampa knowing how to play the Flyers by employing an efective trap, ala the NJD heydays. Just seems to me that the Flyers would have figured out some way to beat that trap with what I agree is a very mediocre Bolts team. On top of this, if Breezy is hurt, the toilet can start flushing.
I don't know what to think at this point, just when you think this team might be rounding into form at the right time, they have home games like Florida and Tampa within a week. The coma-induced 1st period starts of late are a bad omen and just leave me scratching the old noggin.