Sports Talk with Brodes: Flyers Collapse & Blow a 3 Goal Lead in the 3rd Period!
The Philadelphia Flyers lose 4-3 in a shootout to the New York Islanders. Sometimes, it's okay to be satisfied with snagging a point, but this is not one of those moments. The Flyers had a 3-0 lead entering the third period thanks to Sean Couturier, Ivan Provorov, and Oskar Lindblom. In the third, mental mistakes occurred due to the players being tired considering this is a second game of a back to back. There was miscommunication on a change which led to Anthony Beauvillier scoring his first. Then there was a too many men on the ice penalty against the Flyers and Mathew Barzal scored to make it a one goal game. To tie the game, Anthony Beauvillier scored his second of the night. In the shootout, Brian Elliot was abused five-hole twice and the brutal loss became a reality for the Flyers. Alain Vigneault scratched Phil Myers and Carsen Twarynski for Robert Hagg and Chris Stewart. He is mixing up the lines at an aggresive rate, but I believe this is because the top players like Claude Giroux, Kevin Hayes, Jake Voracek, and James Van Riemsdyk are struggling to produce.