By Peter Gleason
Just why is it that the local lame-ass media jumps on anything Eagles coach Chip Kelly says as if it is proof positive that he is in over his head, and yet:
Flyers coach Dave Hakstol’s inane utterances just go away like the morning mist even when His Rookieness is starting to sound like a zombie on ice?!
“A pretty complete performance there again,” the coach said.
After being shut out at home?
After losing for the 10th time in 12 games?
After falling from 29th in the league in scoring to dead last?
Here’s another Hakstol gem:
Asked how concerned he is that the Flyers are last in the league in scoring almost a quarter of the way into the season, Hakstol responded, “We’re just going to keep playing, keep doing the things that we’re doing.”
They’re scored two or fewer goals 13 times in 19 games and lost all but one of them.
Overall, they’ve scored an NHL-low 34 goals and are scoring a league-worst 1.79 per game.
The Flyers outshot the Sharks 34-19, but couldn’t beat goalie Martin Jones and wound up losing when Melker Karlsson finally broke the scoreless tie 3:45 into the 3-on-3 OT.
As usual, the Flyers had their share of quality scoring chances, the best a first-period breakaway by Michael Raffl, but they wasted all of them.
“We’ve got to just keep generating, keep pushing,” Hakstol said. “We gotta stay with it. We couldn’t get anything to find the back of the net. You can look at it a couple of different ways I guess.
“We’re going to take the positives out of it” Hakstol said.