Flyers spent too much time chasing Blue Jackets

Flyers spent too much time chasing Blue Jackets
January 24, 2014, 10:45 am
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It's hard to score when you don't have the puck. And that's what Thursday night boiled down to.

The Flyers were outshot 39-28 and found themselves shorthanded seven times in a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets in Columbus. Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio focused on the team's lack of puck control as the key reason for its lopsided loss.

"You have to find yourself a chance to win offensively," he said on Postgame Live. "The Flyers didn't have the puck at the other end of the ice tonight often enough to do anything. 

"They were basically chasing the game and defending in front of Ray Emery the entire night. They didn't put themselves in position to even score goals."

The Flyers haven't played particularly well in front of Emery in his last three starts. Emery has faced 35, 43 and 39 shots and allowed at least three goals in each game as his teammates have struggled defensively.

Even when the Flyers did have the puck on six power play opportunities, they scored only once. A difficult night for the Orange and Black at both ends of the ice.