Defensive blow for Philly

Flyers D-man Marcus Ragnarsson will miss the remainder of the playoffs, with a broken index finger. Rags was injured in Philly’s 4-1 loss on Thurday evening.Joni Pitkanen, who was scratched as a result of “being overwhelmed,” will likely return to the starting line up for Saturday’s game 4.

More adversity for a team that has had it’s share just about every other day this season. With yet another key injury, the Flyers face what is likely the most important game of their playoff lives. Not only will they be down a man, they will again need to “bounce back.”

The previous two situations in which Philly faced a “must win,” they have fared extremely well, beating Toronto in game 5 (7-2) and TB in game 2 (6-2) by a combined 13-4. Time will tell if they can rebound one more time…..


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