After a good start to the season the Flyers have fallen to a 500 record after dropping two of their last three games.
After heartbreaking losses in Dallas and Vegas the Flyers returned home for a four game homestand that got off to a good start against the Wild. On Thursday the Flyers beat Minnesota 6-2, thanks to another amazing game by goaltender Carter Hart. Forward Bobby Brink recorded his first two NHL goals in the game as well. Konceny, Tippett, Couturier and Sanhiem scored the remaining four goals for the orange and black. Philadelphia’s power play, which has been struggling all year, came to life with two goals in three powerplays.
Saturday’s game against the Ducks was a complete 180 for the Flyers, lossing 7-4. Sam Errson started for the second time this season and played all 60 minutes behind a defensive core that did not help him much. Frank Vatrano netted a hat trick for Anaheim with an even strength, power play and short handed goal. The Ducks scored the first four goals of the game before Atkinson and Konecny scored in the second. In the third after the game got out of hand Konecny and Farabee scored in garbage time.
Tuesday night the Flyers lost the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. Carter Hart stared in net for the sixth time this season, while Morgan Frost returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the past six games. Ryan Poehling sat out as Frost replaced him on the fourth line. Carolina recorded the first goal of the game early in the first period from Stefan Noesen. Tippett and Hathaway responded late in the in period to give the Flyers the lead after one. A second period power play goal by Michael Bunting tied the game. Teuvo Teravainen scored the game winner for the Canes with less than four minutes left in regulation.
The Flyers are next in action for a home and home series with the Sabres, Wednesday night at home Friday night in Buffalo. The Flyers return home on Saturday night for a matchup against the LA Kings. They then take a trip to California to play the Sharks, Kings, and Kings on the west coast.
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