Flames extinguish Flyers’ offense, 4-1. The Philadelphia Flyers (4-2-1) went into Calgary to take on the (6-1-1) Flames who were looking for their sixth consecutive victory. In what turned out to be an almost all-around terrible Flyers performance, this was all Calgary. A scoreless opening stanza saw Calgary stifle the Philadelphia offense setting the tone for the game.
Sean Monahan converted on the man up off a pretty setup from Rasmus Anderson at the 9:07 mark. That would be the only lamplighter of the first 40 minutes. After two periods, Philadelphia only fired 10 shots on net. The bottom dropped in the third with Matt Tkachuk netting a second advantage goal. Mikael Backlund scored into the empty Flyers net. Johnny Gaudreau capped the scoring at 18:01.
Carter Hart, with his mother in attendance, stopped 32 shots while Jacob Markstrom made just 20 saves. If not for Hart, this game could have been a lot worse. Face-offs favored Philadelphia, 33-29 with Sean Couturier winning 9 and was complimented by Claude Giroux with his 8. Giroux had his six-game point streak ended.
Travis Konecny was candid.”It’s disappointing when the team puts an effort like that in front of (Hart) when realistically he’s the only reason it ended up the score it was. He made some unbelievable saves.” Flames extinguish Flyers’ offense.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.