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.