Keepin It Local the Rest of the Way

Keepin It Local the Rest of the Way
February 8, 2007, 3:37 am

The Flyers snapped a good road stretch by losing to the Avalanche in Denver last night, 2-1. Danny Briere scored the team's lone goal on the power play in the second, but the 'Lanche netted two that period as well. Marty Biron stopped 30 of the 32 shots that came his way, marking only the second time in his last seven starts that he allowed fewer than three.

A quick look at the schedule shows some good news, however. Western road trips can be hell for players, with fatigue and jet lag playing at least a minor role, especially late in games. The good news? The Flyers' long-distance travel is already done for the season, which isn't even half over yet. After that 9 PM start last night, all the remaining games start at 7:30 or before, and none are more than a 3-hour flight from Philly (most are closer).  The early road trips were definitely a challenge, but the Flyers have to be flying home today relieved that the worst of the travel is over. That and they don't have to play again until Tuesday against Crosbaby and the Pens.

Highlights from last night after the jump.

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