Sunday, May 1, 2011
Flyers trying to turn page
By James Murphy
A day after taking it on the chin in their 7-3 Game 1 loss to the Bruins, the Flyers were back at it, holding a practice at Voorhees, N.J., trying to put what several players called an eye opener behind them.
“We realized how bad we played and how many mistakes we made, how many brain cramps we had yesterday," forward Daniel Briere said. "There are a lot of things we needed to rectify.”
But as forward Claude Giroux pointed out, the Flyers can’t dwell on Game 1.
“You've got to turn the page,” forward Claude Giroux said. “If you lose 1-0 in overtime or 7-3, I think in the playoffs that’s what’s so great about it, you've just got to turn the page and get ready for next game.”
Flyers owner Ed Snider was on hand for the practice, and Giroux said he hopes that motivates his team. Giroux thinks Snider’s presence and the fact that he cares so much will help the Flyers bounce back for Game 2.
“He is always around, always after games comes into the room and shakes guys’ hands," Giroux said of Snider. "He is always happy. I think he believes in us for sure. Anytime you see someone important like that, that cares so much, it obviously helps your motivation. You want to play for a guy like that.”