By: Haley Taylor Simon

The Flyers had a last minute change of plans when Hart was sent home due to illness this morning. Sandstrom was set to start in net still looking for his first NHL victory. With Philadelphia having a couple off days the team could finally rally for Sandsrom with all their energy intact.

 

While the first period was scoreless it set the tone for the remainder of the game. Within the first five minutes Seeler and MacEwen were making noise as they were sent to the penalty box for fighting. Seeler took on former Flyer, Shenn, as the action on the ice got scrappy.

The aggressiveness Philadelphia had in the first transitioned to the second period as Allison secured the Flyers’ first goal of the night. The goals continued for Philadelphia giving them a 3-0 lead heading into the third and eventually winning the game 5-1.

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A lot of celebration was in the locker room after the victory. Sandstrom got his first NHL win. Sandstrom has stated before how it’s been hard not being able to get that first win but with the way his teammates were playing it’s evident they wanted that as well for him.

 

Farabee played a key role in Allison’s goal with an assist as it became his 100th career point. Farabee who was the 18th pick of the 2018 draft, has bene vital to the team during last years season and made his name know. 100 points in this league is a big deal.

 

Sedlak got his first goal in the NHL & as a Flyer. This was a “bounce back goal” as O’Reilly gave the Blues their first and only goal. Responding in under 30 minutes between Sedlak, who the Flyers claimed off waivers from the Avalanche at the end of October, was able to kill the Blues’ momentum.

 

Retro jersey’s were in full swing and for the first time since the early 1980’s the Flyers wore cooperalls. It was banned since it made the players look bigger than they were and seemed to be a unfair advantage. The only teams in the NHL to wear them were the Flyers and Whalers who are now the Hurricanes. The cooperellas (hockey pants) were only worn during warmups but it was unreal to see vintage and some might say a historical article of hockey appear in modern day.

Flyes are off to a quick trip in Columbus this Thursday to take on the Blue Jackets; puck drop is at 7pm.