The Flyers tried a change during training camp, moving Sean Couturier to the top line center spot and Claude Giroux to the wing. What started as an experiment is far from it now. Instead, it is a move that has worked wonders for Couturier and Giroux.
The Flyers had 37 shots to 27 for the Avalanche, and came close to ending the game on numerous chances. Ultimately, the game took a shootout to decide, but it was a classic case of near misses and little bounces going the wrong way that did the Flyers in. Here is the Postgame Review.
With two quick strikes, the Flyers managed to force overtime. That was certainly a moral victory, but the satisfaction of a late rally was put to bed in the final seconds of overtime as the Coyotes scored to win their first game of the season after all by a score of 4-3. Here is the Postgame Review.
Saturday was another one of those close one-goal games that came down to the very end. But it was a late goal by Wayne Simmonds and some strong defensive for the entire final period that proved to be the difference in the Flyers 2-1 win over the Oilers.
Through six games, the Flyers have 26 goals, the first time they have reached that mark since the 2005-06 season and just the second time they have hit that mark since the 1988-89 season. The increase in scoring to start the season has been extraordinary, and it starts with the three forwards on the…
While the final total in this game was only five goals, it doesn't take away from the fact that the Flyers are certainly off to a soaring start on home ice, especially after a 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers. Here is the Postgame Review.