The result may have been a 2-1 shootout loss for the Flyers, snapping a four-game winning streak, but it was once again a small moral victory early in the season, a game where they at least showed they can hang with a top contender in the league.
Sean Couturier had the heroics, scoring the game-winning goal on a shot that leaked through Price in the Flyers 3-2 win over the Canadiens on Thursday night, a just reward for the team that had dominated for most of regulation. Here are some observations from the Flyers overtime win.
The Flyers had the only shot in the 55 seconds of overtime. It was a shot by Sean Couturier that leaked through Carey Price and crawled across the goal line to give the Flyers the 3-2 overtime win over the Canadiens on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center.
The Flyers 4-3 shootout win against the New Jersey Devils certainly was not pretty, but it was a much-needed road win to get things back on track. Here are a few observations from the win over the Devils.
Defenseman Phil Myers and forwards German Rubtsov and Carsen Twarynski were called up from Lehigh Valley. Forward Mikhail Vorobyev was sent down. Defenseman Sam Morin was sent to the Phantoms on a conditioning assignment.
Joel Farabee was called up by the Flyers on Sunday along with forward Mikhail Vorobyev, while forward Carsen Twarynski was sent down to the Phantoms. Farabee's NHL debut will likely come on Monday night when the Flyers host the Vegas Golden Knights.
Oskar Lindblom tied the game with 5:02 to play in the third, helping the Flyers force overtime and keep their points streak alive at three games. But Jacob Markstrom and the Canucks got the last laugh in a 3-2 shootout win.
After a fairly sloppy and wide-open first period against the Blackhawks, the Flyers started to tighten things up in the second and third periods, playing a solid all-around game. It's only the first step to having a better start than in years past, but very early on you saw the potential the Fl…