Updates: Game Five Performance Irks Pronger

Game Five wasn’t a career night for any Flyers players except, of course, Chris Pronger.  The future Hall of Fame defenseman had quite possibly the worst game of his career yesterday, and after the game, he was not happy about it.

The Flyers will need Pronger at his very best in Game Six and possibly beyond

Tim Panaccio and Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly.com have the story on the station’s website, but first a quote from Pronger about Game Five:

“We didn’t do a very good job in the neutral zone and in the first period, we didn’t much of a forecheck. Consequently, we were in our end. It was just a matter of time. Staving off, staving off, before they get to you.

“We didn’t do a very good job in the neutral zone. Unless we get pressure and force them to make plays, anyone can make a play when you have all day to make them. We just need to get a better forecheck and force them to make decisions going through the neutral zone.”

…Pronger was a minus-5 and logged 28:37 of ice time.  The last time he had this poor of a showing – Game Three against Montreal in the Eastern Conference Finals, we all know how he responded.  Let’s hope it’s some more of the same moving forward for #20.

Here’s a link to Panaccio and Baicker’s story: GAME 5 NOTES: PRONGER DISAPPOINTED IN FLYERS’ EFFORT


One Response to “Updates: Game Five Performance Irks Pronger”

  1. You said irks! I love that word. Yes, very irksome game.

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