Flyers Drop 5-2 Decision

Flyers drop 5-2 decision to Dallas. After three overtime and one shoot-out win, the Dallas Stars (5-6-2) picked up their first win in regulation. After a rousing victory over the Carolina Hurricanes the previous evening, the Philadelphia Flyers went up another hot goalie in Anton Khudobin.

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HOW GOOD WAS HE? 

Khudobin turned away every one of the 19 first-period shots from the Flyers. “That first period for me, I mean, what a way to come out tonight, on back-to-back nights with the energy and the plays that we were making,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said. “You know, if we capitalized, our energy level goes up, our confidence goes up. So it’s unfortunate. But that’s the way hockey is sometimes.” Luke Glendening was the difference in the period when he picked up his 4th of the season off a John Klingberg and Ryan Suter setup.

To the Action

Roope Hintz (1g,1a) converted a Jason Robertson set up to put the Stars up by a pair. James van Riemsdyk scored while prone on the when he batted a bouncing puck past Khudobin to get Philly within one, 2-1. That would be as close as the Flyers would get. Less than a minute later, Tyler Seguin potted his 6th with help from Andrew Sekera and Jacob Peterson. The second closed with the visitors facing an uphill battle, 3-1.

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AND THEN?

With 2:27 elapsed, Joe Pavelski pushed it 4-1on a power-play marker. The Flyers welcomed back Ryan Ellis and Kevin Hayes from injuries and the pair made their presence felt by setting up Ivan Provorov on the advantage to mark the first goal of the season for the defenseman. With the score shifting to 4-2, it seemed Philadelphia was primed for a comeback. Dallas would have none of that and secured the 5-2 victory with an empty-net tally from Radek Faksa at 17:57.

“We got a lot of good efforts on all four lines,” Stars coach Rick Bowness said, adding the defense was balanced and that the biggest difference on offense was just pucks going in the net. “The chances were there. They were consistent, and they went in tonight.”

INSIDE THE GAME

Dallas has become a house of horrors for the Orange and Black with this marking the 7th time in a row the Flyers have come away without two points. (0-6-1). Martin Jones showed he is human but, still had a decent game with his 26 saves on 30 tries from the Stars. The power play had each team netting one. Philly had four tries with the Stars having three. Philadelphia broke an 0 for 13 streak with the Provorov goal. Face-offs were 33-25 the Dallas way with Jamie Benn leading everyone with 10 wins. Seguin came away with seven. For the Flyers, it was Claude leading the way with his 8 and Nate Thompson claiming 5. Flyers drop 5-2 decision to Dallas.

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