By: Haley Taylor Simon
The Flyers had a chance to get their momentum back last against the Coyotes last night after falling in overtime to the Golden Knights Friday night, 2-1. The Coyotes are one of the worse teams in the league who statistically are worse than the Flyers, but that didn’t stop the orange and black from falling behind. Carter Hart was in net, and while he made a lot of great saves it wasn’t enough to overcome the lack of defensive coverage that lead to Coyotes being able to put the puck in the back of the net numerous times.
Yes, there is usually a positive out take regarding the Flyers, but losing to the one of the worst teams in the NHL is brutal. Morgan Frost having his breakout game with three points is important to point out, but it doesn’t overshadow the loss.
After the game head coach, John Tortorella, said, “The only part of the game I didn’t like was the ten minutes at the end.” The Flyers had majority of puck possession in the first half of the third, but the Coyotes’ momentum boost made it nearly impossible for the Flyers to get in front. Tortorella also acknowledged the Flyers lack of scoring in overtime by his team.
The Flyers are now on a three game losing streak as they head to Colorado to take on the Avalanche the second time this month as they beat them a few weeks back. The concerns about the Flyers are far deeper than the lack of defense or offense; it’s the ability to hold onto a lead and play with greater momentum and dominance on ice. While the Flyers have been better at gaining puck possession; they don’t play with the confidence that would lead them to make those notable plays they are missing out on.
Puck drop in Colorado is Tuesday night at 9pm.