By Harry Allison
It doesn’t get any easier for the Flyers after last night’s smackdown by the Sharks.
They play the Senators tonight in Ottawa.
Brian Elliott, a former Senator, gave up all eight goals while making 40 saves.
“We (stunk). I feel so (bleeping) bad for (Elliott),” said defenseman Shayne Gotisbehere, per phillynews.com. “We left him hung out to dry. I mean, it’s a little ridiculous.”
The Flyers, who hadn’t allowed eight goals in a game since 2011, were down 4-0 after the first period.
“I just think we played like (crap) tonight,” said captain Claude Giroux, per NHL.com. “The score shows it. (Elliott) played a good game. He didn’t deserve that, and it’s on us.”
Expected to make his Flyers debut in Ottawa is goalie Calvin Pickard, who was claimed off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs.