Philadelphia Flyers Conclude 7-Game Homestand Defeating Canadians 3-2
The Philadelphia Flyers’ concluded their 7-game homestand tonight after they hosted the Canadians. Carter Hart was ruled out hours before the face-off due to a lower-body injury which is day by day. Taking Hart’s place in net is Felix Sandström in net for his 12th game of the season. (1-10).
The Flyers have been successful during their homestand (4-1-1) and were looking to seal the deal with the Canadians tonight as endure a three-game win streak. Montreal’s speed is an element that Philadelphia is missing with gaining the majority of the puck possession during the 1st period. With Sandström accumulating a few vital saves; the first two minutes were bland and scoreless.
Recently, the Flyers have been more aggressive in the 2nd period and it only took three minutes for Morgan Frost to get a PPG. The Canadians responded to being down by equalizing the game at one. The Canadians goal scorer was Brendan Gallagher scoring his 6th goal of the season. With an eventful 2nd period both teams were in the mists of trying to get out on top.
The 3rd period lacked any excitement as it was a lot of back and forth between both teams. With two minutes remaining Morgan Frost got his 2nd goal of the game. This is Frost’s 16th goal of the season and makes 38 points for the forward. With the Flyers up 2-1 with under two minutes remaining; Montreal pulled goalie, Cayden Primeau, which paved the way for Owen Tippett to get an empty net goal. The Flyers were ahead 3-1 when the lead was cut in half as Rafaël Harvey-Pinard scored for the Canadians.
After the game when speaking to Sandström about his 2nd win of the season and what the meant to him after enduring mainly losses, he said, “It’s great. It’s been a battle so it feels great personally to finally get a win again. They guys have been doing a great job and they played a great game today, so it was fun to be out there.”
For Philadelphia, they head to Ottawa to take on the Senators who are still competing for a playoff spot. Puck drop is 7 pm on Thursday.