The Philadelphia Flyers wrapped up their eight day Western Canada road trip with only one win out of the four games played. This trip was a wakeup call to Philadelphia as they finalized that the problem with the team isn’t about who’s in net as Carter Hart and Samuel Ersson have been stellar, but the continuous struggle in the 3rd period. The energy on ice has improved drastically from where the team began, but if the team kept up the same level of energy on the ice for the last 20 minutes they would of came home with two wins instead of one.



With Philadelphia and the Kraken playing a close game back home with Seattle winning 4-3 it was the opposite as the Flyers from the start struggled against the Kraken on their home ice. With three minutes into the game Seattle gets a short handed goal. Before the conclusion of the 1st period Seattle gets another goal giving them a 2-0 lead.

The second period was all Kraken with them getting three goals giving them a 5-0 lead over Philadelphia heading into the final frame. The Flyers’ best player, Travis Konecny, was the lone goal scorer for Philadelphia allowing them not to get shutout with the final score being 6-2.


It’s very rare to have a high scoring game from the previous game repeat itself, but that’s exactly what happened. The Canucks got on the board first, but a minute later Scott Laughton, was able to equalize the game at one. The remainder of the 1st period was well fought between both teams, but that all changed in the second period of play. The Canucks struck right away getting a goal with only one minute going by in the second period. The one goal lead that the Canucks had was later a two goal lead. Morgan Frost, was able to get a Flyers power play goal giving Philadelphia life again heading into the 3rd period being down 3-2.

As mentioned before this 3rd period has been absolutely brutal for Philadelphia has they can’t maintain the same energy they exhibit in the first two periods of the game. The Canucks scored three in a row giving them a 6-2 win over the Flyers. With the Flyers’ first two games resulting in 6-2 losses it was not looking good for the rest of the trip.


Out of all the games this was the Flyers’ best and worst performance. With Konecny getting the orange and black on the board first it seemed like this game was going to be successful. Deslauriers gave the Flyers their biggest lead of the road trip being up 2-0. Shortly that lead was cut in half by the Flames. Tony DeAngelo was able to finish the second period with a two goal lead; 3-1.

Despite the Flyers being up, Konecny was taken off the ice after enduring a major hit. This left the Flyers without their best player and the 3rd period showed how Konecny’s presence on ice is vital to the success of the team. The Flames were able to get two goals behind Ersson and tied the game at three a piece. Wade Allison was able to get the Flyers a goal giving them their only win of the trip, 4-3.


Philadelphia still without Konecny had one last game on this trip. Noah Cates was able to get the Flyers a 1-0 lead which was short lived as the Oilers were able to equalize the game at one before the first period concluded. The second period didn’t have as much action as Owen Tippett was the lone goal scorer giving the Flyers a 2-1 lead heading into the final frame.

The Oilers have Connor McDavid who is one of the best players in the NHL and it shows why having a super star on your team is vital. McDavid was able to score two goals and achieving 800 career points. It was a big night for McDavid and another disappointing night for Philadelphia.


The Flyers are back home on Friday as they host the Canadians. Puck drop is at 7pm.


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