Ice Try, but Hakstol’s Not Taking Excuses from Flyers
There’s no doubt that the puck took some strange bounces in the Flyers 6-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. And several players complained about the ice surface at Wells Fargo Center following the game.
“Not a lot of bounces going our way, I thought the ice was horrendous tonight,” Shayne Gostisbehere said. “But like I said as a team we could have been better, they were flying out there it didn’t look like we had that extra gear tonight.
“We noticed the ice is pretty bad right now,” Sean Couturier said. “We know it and we have to make better decisions. We have to play with a conscious of that. Right now we are risking, making risky plays. I mean in the third we just chased after the game and tried to force things. It was kind of a snowball effect.”
When asked about it in his postgame press conference, Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol wasn’t accepting excuses.
Kevin Durso is Flyers editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.