By: Haley Taylor Simon
Despite the Flyers’ 5-2 loss to Calgary; this was their annual “Hockey Fights Cancer’ night. The Flyers handed out purple rally towels to fans who attended tonights game where they had the change to write down someone who is battling or battled through Cancer.
After the game, Tortorella touched on the importance of tonight. He wishes the team (Flyers) would of won for all those who are battling cancer, but couldn’t get the job done. Torts stated that those who are battling cancer are the toughest people and how this battle of their lives are bigger than the game of hockey.
Going back to the Flyers loss. This is seven in a row for the orange and black where they couldn’t get the job done. This is the longest losing streak of the season and it doesn’t seem easy to break as the Flyers head to Washington on Wednesday to battle the Capitals and host the Penguins Friday. Tortorella as well as Farabee and Hart saw a lack of energy on the ice.
Farabee doesn’t seem overly concerned about the future of the team as he stated this isn’t the same team as last season. He is focused on Wednesday and how they can continue to improve on the ice.
Notably, Tanner Lacyznski got his first NHL goal for the Flyers after spending some time on the Leigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL.
Puck drop is at 7:30 Wednesday in Washington.