PHILADELPHIA — Despite his team losing a blowout and an overtime game on home ice in its first two outings in the Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Bruins, Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette seemed pretty confident tonight that his team will make this into a long series.
“I really like our guys, I think that we’re gonna to go into Boston, we’re going to play a strong hockey game, we’re going to win a game,” said Laviolette after his team lost Game 2 tonight, 3-2, at the Wells Fargo Center. “This team never quits and like I said we get to remove some of that pressure right now. We just go play, have some fun, see if we can score some more goals than we did tonight. I truly believe that this team still has a lot of fight in it.”
Although the heat is really on the Flyers to win both games in Boston to steal the home-ice advantage back, Laviolette wants to rely on the old adage of taking the games one at a time.
“We will probably just go slow and worry about Game 3 right now,” said Laviolette. “I thought we played a really hard-fought game. We were a little bit loose in the first period defensively where there were some bounces and they caught some breaks behind us. There were a lot of chances both ways but as the game went on I really thought we got stronger and stronger. We kept pushing and I thought that we had lots of opportunities to win the hockey game. Their goaltender played a terrific game and we couldn’t get it done.”