40 Shots Not Enough For The Flyers As They Fall To The Sabers

Home and Home

Home and home with the Sabers are on the docket for the Flyers. On Wednesday night the Flyers welcomed the Buffalo Sabers for the first part of the home and home. Owen Power scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Tage Thompson had a goal and two assists, and Brandon Brio scored twice to help the Sabers beat the Flyers 5-2 Wednesday night.

Casey Mittelstadt also scored, and Alex Tuch had two assists to help the Sabers get their third win in four games. Sabers goalie Luukkonen had a season-high 38 saves — including two from point-blank range in the third — while making his fourth start. Farabee and Cam Atkinson scored for the Flyers, who have lost three in a row and five of their last six games.

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 Flyer’s goalie Carter Hart gave up two goals on five shots and left the game midway through the first period with a ‘mid-body’ injury following a collision in the goalmouth earlier. Sam Errson finished with seven saves the rest of the way. Most of the game was played before Luukkonen, who stabilized the attack after surrendering the Flyers’ two goals in the first period.

The Flyers outshot Buffalo 40-15 on the night and 30-8 in the final two periods. Farabee got the Flyers on the scoreboard first, just 55 seconds into the game. Mittelstadt tied it at 3:38 for his third and Biro got his first to put the Sabers ahead 2-1 at the 10-minute mark. Hart left the game after that.

Atkinson tied it with 3:43 left in the period with his sixth. After a scoreless second period, Power put the Sabers ahead at 3:03 of the third with his first goal on a shot that beat Ersson on the glove side just inside the left post. Thompson took advantage of the Flyers turnover to beat Errson for his fifth with 6 1/2 minutes remaining and Biro had an empty netter with 3:08 left to seal the win.

This and That

The Flyers are 4-5-1 9 points under John Tortorella for the 2023-24 season. 10 games

 Flyers have gone 4 for 35 on the power play in the 2023-24 season which works out to 11.4%

GOALS FOR: 32/ 3.2

GOALS AGAINST: 33/ 3.3   

SHOTS FOR- 333/ 33.3

SHOTS AGAINST- 268/ 26.8




TAKEAWAYS/ GIVEAWAYS- 61/64      6.1/ 6.4

 Ryan Ellis ($6.25M), Risto ($5M), Marc Staal ($1,100,000)- 12.35 million dollars of contract on IR

 Since the 2021-2022 season, the Flyers have gone 67 for 489 on the power play 13.7%

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The Future

GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Maclin Celebrini, C, Boston University                 6          8          3          11        2          5

                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Cole Eiserman, LW, NTDP, US Nat Team            18        27        8          35        0          26

                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Sam Dickinson, LD, London Knights                    12        3          7          10        4          9       

On the Farm

TEAM             LEAGUE       W        L         OTL/SOL       PTS    PLACE          DIV     CONF

LVP                 AHL                3          4          0                      6          6th           ATL     EAST

ROYALS        ECHL             1          2          1/1                   4          5TH             N         EAST


Matt Bednarczyk
Matt Bednarczyk

Matt Bednarczyk is your host of Talking Philly Sports With Matty B. He is a proud retired US Army Sergeant First Class, he is also a combat veteran with over 80 months served in Afganistan, and Iraq . Huge Hockey Fan. Matt is a lifelong 4 for 4 Philly sports fan. Born and raised on the Mayfair and Tacony neighborhood lines of Northeast Philly. He brings over 40 years of Philadelphia Sports passion and provides a realistic look at our Major Sports Teams and the most passionate sports fans on the planet. Look for his show live on Edge of Philly Sports.