James Van Riemsdyk

May 3, 2011 by staff 

James Van Riemsdyk, In the middle of the third period with the Boston Bruins and leaflets closed at two, the orange clad crowd that filled Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center U.S. rejected the songs, which began the contest in favor of a more current ShortCut Awakening – JVR

James Van Riemsdyk say that was impressive in Game 2 would be an understatement. Scoring two early goals and the Flyers attack rate of spirit over 21 years of age, seemed to have an awakening. Jetting in the area, cornering power and advocates to the crease, while taking double shifts was not a good game just wandering – is more like the majority of a superstar.

“I think it’s just the experience and confidence that have been in the playoffs before and learn from the guys who are like great playoff performers,” said van Riemsdyk.

In its first goal just 29 seconds into the first period, van Riemsdyk was found in a two-on-1 with Claude Giroux. Flubbed a bounce pass to a sliding defender Bruins are slowly dripped Riemsdyk, buried it with authority.

Nine minutes later, on the power play, van Riemsdyk called home a floppy disk at the top of the crease. It scored the only goal for the Flyers in the 3-2 overtime loss.

“It’s our best player right now,” said Giroux. “Has lots of energy and confidence. I think we just have to follow.”

An average of 18:13 of ice time per game in the playoffs, van Riemsdyk reached in the final 22:23 of regulation time and a whopping seven shots. 28:18 and finished with eight shots. Coach Peter Laviolette noted his dominating game like the fans that started chanting his initials every time you hit the ice late in the game.

“It feels great, but it would have been better to have come into a game to win,” said van Riemsdyk. “That’s the hard part.

“Obviously, being American and playing in a city like Philadelphia, one of the major American cities, is very good and the fans were incredible. They are so passionate about a country and our sport and to hear it was very special.”

The former second overall selection in 2007 had previously shone bright, but nothing sustained forever. His coming-out party seems to be in the playoffs. In nine games, van Riemsdyk has seven goals, tied with the leader of the team and league with Danny Briere. Playing a supporting role in a team full of forwards capable, van Riemsdyk appeared more like Carolina Hurricanes star Eric Staal, who just a considerable extent.

“It was very impressive to see him play well,” said Laviolette. “I thought that as you’re watching, I was constantly with his size, speed and just really take over the game. It makes you anxious to see their future deployment. Tonight, he was an impact player. I was most dominant performance I’ve seen of a player. ”

Although the Flyers lost the contest and the sting of falling 2-0 in the series will be felt in the days ahead, they may have found something special in the van Riemsdyk. Something that should not be overlooked.

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