Late Night Classics: Devils-Flyers From 2007?

WRITTEN BY CHRIS WASSEL | 23 JUNE 2011 

This classic from March of 2007 which literally saw my computer die very late in the game.  Fortunately, we saved the archive and still are able to bring you this classic post.  This is not quite in its entirety but I have a feeling a few Flyer fans will be kind enough to remember the picture I had to take a short time later.

Okay before the computer died I was lucky I manually wrote most of my recap…..some parts are going to be choppy…but here it goes.  We also apologize for the occasional language and yes this was really watered down with cider.

 

Yes this is long.

Devils — Flyers….The Day the Computer Died.

The Devils take the I-95 trip down to Philly to see if the bad bounces will stop or will someone have to take me away to the funny farm…..see later….LOL

And welcome to the Hotel California recap btw.

 

Starting Goalies…..

Brodeur Vs. Biron….yeah yeah…blah blah.

Doc and Chico are on the mic…and away we go.

 

FIRST PERIOD….

 

One thing I don’t like about the Wach shack is the godawful PA guy…..he may be as annoying as the Buffalo guy but not quite. Oh btw…as for scratches…I had an itch….so I missed them…actually I was hungry…so I may have ate them…not sure really. Devorski is a ref in this game….which was bad…is still and still will forever be bad. Alright alright on with the game I know….SHEESH!!!

 

Gomez tries a 50 fter….JUSSSSTTTT A BIT OUTSIDE!!!!!! Parise to no one in particular and so far my cider hasn’t flown…not yet.

Devils ice the puck so Marty can feel involved…man I wish I didn’t say that. Pandolfo says here Mr. Biron….here’s the puck…would you like some cheese with that?

Flyers miss a golden 3 on 2…and what hapens when you don’t convert that….you get a PARISE???

 

1-0 NJ Parise (27) from Gomez and Gionta at 4:41

Gomer and Parise on a pretty 2 on 1….Parise catches Biron cheating to the right has the whole left half of the net…and he fires a laser straight under the crossbar…ooh was that pretty.

 

Parise is all over the ice…maybe Philly is a second home? Brylin shoots…goes into the crowd..commercial or pee break time.

 

The Egg Line reunites for a clinc on pretty passing and cycling…but Biron covers before someone figures out which way the net is.

 

Flyers finally get it going and Fedoruk tries the Matteau wraparound….Marty remembers…and says NO! Halfway thru the first…cider 1 is done….and aptly another commercial break…time to head for the fridge for cider 2.

 

This break brought to you by Woodchuck Cider for that deep down hits you right in the ass taste.

 

Gagne dynamite like a laser beam…SAVE MARTIN!!! Upshal tries the rebound and just plain gets ROBBED by Monsieur Brodeur…I highly recommend buying a Brodeur at your local hockey dealership today…he is the player that just stops the puck.

 

Elias held somewhere in there…so a Flyers Pecker PP…I know he said Peco but I swore my Tv was acting up there…honest.

 

Flyers PP: (1 for 29 in last 6 games)…..

Hatcher to Upshall and once again Brodeur DENIES!! Flyers play keep away….Devils finally clear. Elias 1 on 1 against Kapanen….shot…BLOCKED…ARE YOU SERIOUS???? WTF???

Afinawhateverthehellamov……NICE KICK SAVE MARTY!! Marty is a tad angry this nite…I think he wants a gun about now. Marty almost missed the easy Carter shot and with that PP ….DEAD!!

 

4:00 to go….

Carter interferes with Gionta…refs still feeling guilty I guess. 12 saves for Brodeur already.

 

And now the turning point of the game….

 

Rafalski races in wide open…FIRES and the PINNNGGGGG could be heard from Jersey…and maybe California as a collective….FUHHH….not quite that other word permeates in the Wassel house.

 

Then Mr. Brodeur decides to make a few saves…stop the dump in and clear the puck…typical Marty….I like him.

 

Shots on goal 14-6 Flyers…oops make that 15…and nearly 16 but the period ended….whew…that was close.

 

SECOND PERIOD……

 

Gomez to Elias…the one timer…JUST MISSED and GO FIGURE!!

 

1-1 Sandstrom (5) — Umberger at :56

Gomez gets hooked and well…Umberger splits the D…and finds Sanderson who gets the puck just over the poke check of Brodeur.

 

Poor Brodeur…the team D has gone south for the winter…wait spring is soon…crap….they’re confused!! He did stone Hatcher twice…used his head once…smart goalie….and oh yeah Gionta not on the ice…the WFAN guys caught this and got the injury info fast on this one…retweaked groin so I blamed the wife.

 

Devils get a PP because they figure…they guess they have to.

Richards springs in shorthanded…thank you Marty…..We can’t hit a blasted net on this PP…..anyone want to??? Somehow we got 3 shots credit…maybe they award partial credit in the NHL…I swore we took 10 shots…LOL

 

Flyers PP because shorter guy can hook taller one somehow.

 

The PP was uneventful so it is dead.

 

Another Flyers PP because Langenbrunner felt he needed to hook too….I need my 6 pack!!!

The refs miss the more obvious hook on Gomez again….home ice officiating anyone??? But I digress. Lots of Flyer activity but easy saves for Brodeur for once….so WAKE UP JERSEY!!!

 

And Mr. Elias listens….you goddamn bum!!!!

 

2-1 NJ Elias from Gomez at 12:36

Gomez makes a nice tip pass to Elias…who stops like a Bugs Bunny cartoon…3 Flyers pass him and he just rips it and somehow it goes past Biron….hey I’ll fricken take it.

 

Time for bad tri-state commercials…have another drink.

 

The refs do not like Jersey tonite….and oh for the love of god…I GIVE UP!!!

 

2-2 tied….Kapanen from Ptikanen and Upshall PPG…yeah yeah. at 13:53

 

Kapanen off Lukowich and in the net…..way to go Brad….what a moron.

 

Oduya shoots…trickles past Biron but somehow not in the net…Devils really never got the bounces all nite. Biron can barely handle the puck which must feel like a fish to him at this point…but still no harm.

 

Still no word on Gionta from FSNY……hellooooo???? 2 and 2 makes…ummm…9? 😛

And Captain Patty has done it again…or was it a Sarge?

 

3-2 DEVILS! Brylin (14) from Elias and Gomez at 17:19

They took 3:00 to look at this…..HEY TORONTO…GET OVER IT….IT IS A CLEAN GOAL!! Elias smokes one which Brylin dodges for dear life but gets his stick on….looked a lot nicer on tv really…..and funny too.

 

OH MY MY THIS AMERICAN PIE…DROVE MY CHEVY TO THE LEVY BUT THE LEVY WAS DRY!!!!

 

3-3 Richards (6) Unassisted to me at 18:06

Richards blasts this one thru Lukowich’s legs and it went off the inside leg as it changed direction….I WANT BRAD DEAD!! LIKE NIEDERMAYER…..DEAD!!!!

 

Gionta update…retweaked groin…may not play against Pittsburgh….and like right on cue…..just play the chicken dance…we suck!!!

 

4-3 Flyers….D’OH! Upshall from Carter and whoever just farted at 19:28…..

This one goes in because Upshall fires it thru White’s legs…and I swear this one changed direction too….damn Marty really must feel unlucky tonite….facing 31 shots thru 2….and should be up 3-1….welll hockey is a strange mother fudder isn’t it?

 

The Period Ends with me throwing things and cursing like a trucker who just ate crappy steak and fries.

 

THIRD PERIOD

 

Flying puckitis for the first few minutes as both goalies try to figure out all the bounces before it ends up in the net again. The Devils D is still on a milk carton as Sanderson rushes in…and Marty denies.

 

Langenbrunner 2 on 1……..fires it hard enough but it forgot to go in off a Flyers D-man so no goal.

 

Elias tries to tie it…but Biron has his post it notes ready so he covers the puck….just in time. Gomez gets tripped up…refs look skyward to Toronto…. 😛

 

Time just ticking away…..tick tick tick…almost game over folks….

 

Finally Coburn goes off for roughing….

 

DEVILS PP…

 

Biron living dangerously…as he makes save after save after save….and then one of the luckiest but damn good leg saves you will ever see while not looking …poor Elias thought he had that one….but no 2 goal game for you…..damn! PP dies off…then Lukowich hits Langenbrunner with a shot….OH GET BRAD OFF THE ICE…wait…can’t kill him…briefly forgot in momentary lapse that I am 2800 miles away….oops.

 

Biron still saving them as Gomez tries to tip one home….Gauthier takes a shot from Carter….ah feel the pain Flyers…feel our pain.

 

And wow….something good?????

 

4-4 TIE GAME! Lukowich (3) from Gomez and a lampshade at 14:28.

 

Brad only scores against the Flyers…so you should have seen this coming…..wild wild scramble in front…and my computer literally died after this goal was scored…Gomez kicks the puck out of Biron’s partial grasp…and Lukowich rushes in and slams it in!!

 

Pitkanen covered the puck…oopsie….Devils PP.

 

And that felt like a 2:00 commercial for Nytol….still pissed about computer….want a gun…and a sledge hammer…but cider #6 has just been finished….need more….hmmmm. The third ends uneventfully as my wife walks into the room….sadly the CPU has fried so I’m told…thank god for this backup written copy….it saved my arse.

 

OVERTIME…..

 

4 on 4 and OH CRAP….this just makes me wanna puke!!!

 

Hatcher tries to hammer one past Brodeur….Brodeur makes the save but LUKOWICH CANT CLEAR!! Sooooo Gagne gets 1…whack….2 whack…oh wait…2nd one worked…..SHITE!!!…Game over…Flyers win….

 

And now I have to wear a Pitkanen jersey…thanks to Lukowich…maybe I should send him a postcard letting him know that you are a useles d-man…Tommy Albelin at 41 is still better….but a point is a point….right??? WRONG!!

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As I then have to watch Ottawa play like a bunch of Wade Redden’s in the third…blow a 4-1 lead and lose 5-4 to the Pens in a shootout….ouch that one hurts….hurts bad too.

 

And with that….I bring you the recap of the week…tune in next week if we have a working computer….and any brain cells left from all the consumed cider and beer. Thanks again.

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