New York Islanders Stay In Bottom of Metro Power Rankings
It looks like the Matt Read train has come to an abrupt stop. The man who was on fire for the Flyers to start the season has petered out of late. Read came out of the gates flying with five goals in his first five games. Since then he hasn’t registered a point.
The likes of Simmons and Voracek are scoring, but without that extra depth scoring that Read was providing the Flyers find themselves in a tough situation.
It’s not to say that Read is the source of the Flyers woes, but losing a goal per game for a team that can’t stop letting in goals is a problem. Over their last five games, the Flyers have let in an average 3.4 goals per game.
That tandem of Steve Mason and Michael Neuvirth that looked so good last season is having some significant early season struggles.
Mason has a 3.15 GAA and a .886 SV% over his last five games, while counterpart Neuvirth has a 4.46 GAA and a .845 SV%.
These number should get better as the season progresses, but for the moment, it’s not looking great in Philadelphia. Though it’s certainly better than what’s happening in Brooklyn.