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James van Riemsdyk has gone from being one of the Flyers’ biggest prospects to a bit of a disappointment. But now, the 6’3” winger is on his way back to becoming a staple of the Flyers’ young, powerful offense.
After poor play from JVR prompted the Flyers to recall Eric Wellwood from their AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms and scratch van Riemsdyk four total times despite no injury, fans were beginning to doubt JVR’s ability to live up to expectation and fit in on what appears to be one of the better Flyers teams in recent history.
BY CHRIS DiFRANCESCO, Columnist
PHILADELPHIA- You could almost hear boxing ring announcer Michael Buffer sound off his famous tagline of “Let’s get to rumble,” when watching last night’s Flyers shutout win over the New York Rangers.
For the second straight time, the Flyers made a statement against their division rivals. First it was a 6-0 drubbing in Madison Square Garden, this time it was 2-0 in a sold-out Wachovia Center.
Philadelphia controlled and dominated all aspects of the game. One-on-one battles, forechecking, and how can we forget the fights. All this; however, came in second because more importantly the Flyers pulled within two points of the sixth-seeded Rangers.
“I don’t know if you can say it’s a statement game, but we played well against a team that is playing well and didn’t give them a whole lot of chances,” said captain Mike Richards.