Philadelphia Flyers’ Are On A Five-Game Win Streak For The First Time In 3 Years
The Philadelphia Flyers are currently on a five-game win streak after taking down the Columbus Blue Jacket 5-2 Sunday night. Two weeks ago, the Flyers went out west and lost to the Sharks. But since then, they’ve played some of their best hockey.
The Flyers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-3, LA Kings 4-2, Caroline Hurricanes 3-1, Vegas Golden Knights 4-3, and the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2.
-The Flyers have now won 5 games in a row— Haley Taylor Simon (@Haleytsimon) November 20, 2023
- second place in the Metropolitan
-leads the NHL with 5 short-handed goals
The Flyers last won five games in a row in the 2019-2020 season. Although it is still early in the season, the Orange and Black are second in the Metropolitan division behind the New York Rangers.
The Flyers also lead the NHL in short-handed goals with five. While the powerplay still needs tremendous improvement, Bobby Brink got a power play goal against the Blue Jackets. Travis Sanheim leads the team with 16 points, two goals, and 14 assists. Following Sanheim is Travis Konecny, who has 11 goals and four assists.
Problems Off The Ice
Despite the success on the ice for the team, individually Morgan Frost is still climbing an uphill battle to be on the roster. Frost was healthy-scratched last night, allowing Bobby Brink to go in. This is now Frost’s eighth game scratched, and he’s only played ten games this season. The big question remains what do the Flyers plan on doing with Frost. Another move the Flyers made was putting goalie Felix Sandstrom on waivers. He has yet to be claimed by another team.
Transaction: We have placed goaltender Felix Sandstrom on waivers.— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 19, 2023
The Flyers have some more Metropolitan battles coming up. They take on the Islanders on Wednesday and host the Rangers on Friday. The Islanders are 6-6-5 and in 6th place in the Metro. They were on a seven-game losing streak before beating the Calgary Flames in a 4-3 shootout win. The Flyers have two off days before the game, allowing the players to get some rest after their victorious week.