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Martin Biron Fumbles Game for Flyers

Feb 21, 2009 – 3:55 PM
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Adam Gretz

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This will certainly help the goaltending situation in Philadelphia. With the Penguins and Flyers tied, 4-4, late in the third period, Martin Biron came charging out of his net in an effort to steal a loose puck away from Pascal Dupuis.

With the puck in his glove a good 30 feet from his crease, Biron attempted to throw the puck out of his glove, presumably to avoid a delay of game penalty. He probably would have been better taking the penalty.

Instead, he dropped the puck at the feet of Dupuis, who quickly passed it over to a wide open Sidney Crosby who directed it into an empty net to give the Penguins a 5-4 lead. It ended up being the game-winning goal.

It's a huge win for the Penguins, who have claimed five of a possible six points under interim head coach Dan Bylsma.

Crosby picked up four points (two goals, two assists) in the win, while former Flyer Ruslan Fedotenko also scored a pair of goals for the Penguins.

Earlier in the week, TSN gave a breakdown of trades they would like to see happen, and No. 2 on the list was the Flyers sending top prospect James Van Riemsdyk to Atlanta for Kari Lehtonen. I'm not sure Lehtonen is worth one of the top prospects in hockey, but after watching Biron give up five goals, including the game-winner in rather hilarious fashion, you have to wonder if general manager Paul Holmgren isn't on the phone right about now.
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