By: Haley Taylor Simon

Tonight was not a spectacular as the Flyers lost to the Rangers. With the absence of Hayes, MacEwen, and Braun the Flyers were facing an uphill battle. Today, Lukas Sedlak, terminated his contract with the Flyers to return home. Sedlak stated this had nothing to do with the Flyers organization. Another major development going into tonights matchup was Kevin Hayes being a healthy scratch. Tortorella didn’t comment on why he took Hayes out prior to the game.

The Flyers held their own in the first period as they were the first of the two teams to get the puck behind the net. JVR accumulated his 5th goal of the season giving Philadelphia the momentum they needed to sustain themselves against this fast paced New York Team. The Rangers did get a puck behind Hart nearing the end of the first period; equalizing the game at one.

Unlike the first period, second period was a different story as it was 20 minutes of New York showing off their shooting skills taking a 3-1. Laughton managed to finished off the period with a short handed goal cutting the Rangers’ lead down to one.

Finally, the last 20 minutes of hockey was a split between the Rangers taking more control of their lead and the Flyers keeping themselves alive as Morgan Frost got a major goal. The Rangers solidified their lead while getting an empty net goal and won 5-3 in South Philadelphia.

The Wells Fargo Center was filled with a lot of blue and red as the New York fans made their presence known. This game again, was a testament to the lack of talent the Flyers have on their power play.

After the game, Tortorella told me that he is proud of the energy the team exhibited. Notably, the season, he has been very proud of the effort the team had on ice.


Frost Post Game talked a lot about the energy in the locker room and the frustration heading into their next set of games following tonights loss. Frost is aware that he is improving as a player, but still recognizes he still has growing to do.

Overall, it was a well fought game. The Flyers host the Blue Jackets Tuesday. Puck drop is at 7pm.


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