By: Haley Taylor Simon

The Flyers put an end to their four game winless streak after defeating the New Jersey Devils, who lead the Metropolitan,  last night. Carter Hart with an outstanding 48 saves and a .980 save percentage kept the orange and black alive had another while producing a  great game in net.

Unlike most teams who’ve been struggling, Philadelphia seems to succeed when the odds are most against them. The Devils happen to be one of the best teams in the NHL thus far this season. With the Devils leading the Mertro with 44 points to the Flyers’ 27 points; there is no doubt they are in two completely different categories.

Early in the first period Jack Hughes on the power play gave the Devils a 1-0 lead, and the theme of the Flyers’ season being down they usually find a way to come back.  In the second period Scott Laughton took advantage of the Flyers’ power play, which they’ve struggled with greatly this season, to even up the game at 1. Late in the third period, Travis Konecny got the game winning goal; giving the Flyers a 2-1 win.


Konecny has been a vital to the Flyers with leading the team in goals with 12 this season. Despite his time out due to injury, he made his presence back noticeable with leading the team on the ice with his play making.

The identity of Philadelphia is still unknown. They can lose in overtime to the Coyotes who’ve been struggling this season, but can defeat the leading team of the Metropolitan. With one of the best prospects, Connor Bedard, being on the minds of many a win isn’t as victorious as it usually would be. The Flyers have a lot of growing to do, and a win against a highly skilled team is a step in the right direction for the future of this team.

The Flyers host the Rangers tomorrow. Puck drop is at 7pm.

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