Flyers Bringing Energy to the Dallas Stars

The Flyers enter Thursday night on a four game win streak. The Dallas Stars look to end that streak. They have a record of 6-0-0 against the Metropolitan division so far this season. The question is which streak ends in the end. The Flyers had a couple of days off after Monday’s victory in St.Louis. They are about to embark on a gauntlet starting with Dallas this Thursday night. The time off did not keep the Philadelphia Flyers from bringing the Energy to the Dallas Stars.

Shots, Shots, Shots! on Goal

Even with a few days off, the Flyers came out swinging at the Wells Fargo Center. Philly out-hustled Dallas from the beginning to the end of the first period, and it showed. It was almost comical when Tyson Foerster barreled into Flyers netminder Sam Ersson and ended in the back of the net. Luckily, we could laugh at it, and no problems occurred. Morgan Frost would not let the puck leave the offensive zone for a minute straight, frustrating the Stars’ defensemen.

The Flyers sent a flurry of shots at Stars netminder Jake Oettinger. The shots on goal at first were a staggering 15 to 1, favoring the Flyers. They finally sink a shot with one minute left in the first. It was a pretty sequence. Farbee clears the puck to center ice, and Morgan Frost passes between his skates, leaving it open ice. Sean Walker is able to send a wrister past Oettinger to put Philly up 1-0.

Foot on the Pedal

The second period was not much different. The Flyers kept their foot on the gas, but Dallas tried to match the energy after the first intermission. The keyword is “Tried.” The Philly continues to minimize shots on goal for the Stars.

Flyers winger Tyson Foerster gets a high-sticking penalty called against Joe Pavelski. Flyer power play kill remains on point, and just after it is fully killed, the orange-and-black attack. Owen Tippett puts in a quick-and-easy goal off a Sean Couturier faceoff. As quickly as the faceoff is won, Tippett goes top shelf to light the lamp at the 3:03 marker. The Flyers are up 2-0 and seem to be in control at this point.

Dallas found a way to quiet the raucous Philadelphia fans. Stars center Tyler Seguin puts the Stars on the board with a wrist up and over Sam Errson. Stars try shifting the momentum. Flyers lead drops to one goal.

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Philly enters the third period with some power play time left on the clock. They do something that Philly fans love saying. The FLyers capitalize with a powerplay goal. Cam Atkinson continues his goal streak. He lands his third goal in three games. Travis Sanheim sends a laser on net, and Atkinson capitalizes on the rebound off of Oettinger. Philly has their second two-goal lead of the game.

The Flyers continue to pour on the shots. Scott Laughton had to land a breakaway goal with a little more than 9 minutes left in regulation. Stars’ defenseman Joel Hanley awards Laughton a penalty shot after a hooking call. Scott Laughton is able to get Oettinger to sprawl out on the ice and sneak the puck in. Flyers up 4-1 and continue to dominate.

Owen Tippett was not going to stop with just one goal on the night. He made a web gem-style goal that for sure will be all over the internet tonight. She is able to take a breakaway, spin around, and top-shelf a backhand shot. Some jaws are still on the ground. That would be the nail in the coffin for the Dallas Stars. The Flyers split their two-game regular-season series with the Stars (26-13-5). Back in October, they lost a wild one in overtime at American Airlines Center.

Blown Away Expectations

This was the Flyers’ first win over Dallas since January 2019. They had gone 0-6-1 and were outscored 32-12 in their previous seven matchups with the Stars. Flyers fans chanted, “Dallas sucks,” during the third period. The Flyers have seven wins over top-10 clubs. They’re also a top-10 team over halfway through what was viewed by man as a rebuilding season. Since Nov. 10, the Flyers have gone 20-7-5 for 45 points. Only the Jets have more points over that span with 46.

Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.