Close But No Cigar

The Flyers didn’t have the best start, with Felix Sandstrom between the pipes. Felix Sandstrom hasn’t started a game for the Flyers since December 13th. Sandstrom came into the game with a 1-6 record. It wasn’t the Philadelphia Flyers‘ best of starts. When they fell behind early on the scoreboard, 0-3 to the Winnipeg Jets, getting contributions from Axel Jonnnson Fjallby, Kyle Connor with a left wide open and he took every advantage of it, and Mark Scheifele that marks his 29th goal of the season. However, Owen Tippett with a beautiful pass to Ivan Provorov, and he scores late in the first. Late-game heroics will all for nothing, making this a close but no cigar type of moment.

2nd period

Kevin Hayes gets on the scoreboard early with a powerplay goal, bringing the Flyers within one. A lot of back in forth action from both teams in the second period, but no one was lighting the lamp. Both goalies made amazing saves that could have altered the game differently.

3rd period

Kevin Hayes finds himself with another goal with the same corner top-shelf goal. Making it his 15th goal of the season. Tying up the game at three a piece! However, the Jets started bringing more offensive pressure. Karson Kuhlman scored the 4th goal for the Jets! Then late in the third, John Tortorella sends the extra attacker to help the offense, but that didn’t help the Flyers’ scoreboard as Kevin Stenlund hits the open neter. So close, but no cigar for the orange and black.

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The Jets are one of the top goal-prevention clubs in the NHL. They entered with the league’s second-ranked penalty kill (84.9 percent) and yielded the fourth-fewest goals per game (2.62). Just prior to Kuhlman’s game-winner, the Flyers had killed off 28 seconds of a 5-on-3 Jets power play and then the ensuing 5-on-4. Philly’s penalty kill went 5 for 5. Sandstrom made 25 saves on 29 shots. The Flyers on Friday sent Samuel Ersson back to the Phantoms.

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.