Carter Hart Will Make NHL Debut Tonight vs Detroit
The Philadelphia Flyers goaltending has been the teams biggest question going back to about the 1987 season. But what we thought was going to be a question of whether or not Brian Elliott was the answer has turned into a much larger question after Elliott again went down with an injury, along with four other goalies.
The team has already used five different goalies this season for the Flyers, and yesterday made the decision to recall prized prospect Carter Hart. Today, the Flyers turn to their best goaltending prospect. Hart, will make his NHL debut tonight against the Detroit Red Wings.
Hart, has posted a 9-5-2 record with Lehigh Valley of the AHL to go along with a 3.05 goals-against average and .901 save percentage. The former second round pick is just 20 years old, and has good size at 6'2''.
With the injuries to multiple goalies in the system, the Flyers have turned to Hart, who will get a chance to impress at the NHL level and prove that he is the goaltender of the future. Hart has been outstanding over his last five games, with wins in four of his last five starts (4-1-0), while registering a 1.82 GAA, .939 save percentage and one shutout.
Tonight won't determine whether or not he can handle the NHL game, but it is the first chapter in that story.
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