Flyers drop heartbreaker in OT, 1-0. An emotional start to the Flyers-Islanders game. The Flyers all donned purple sweaters in pregame skate in tribute to Oskar Lindblom on the NHL Fights Cancer Night. Lindblom came out first and skated around the rink before his teammates joined him. Head Coach, Alain Vigneault spoke glowing of Lindblom.
“Every time I look at him, I see a beautiful young man,” Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault said Friday. “I wish he had the same hairdo that he had last year, but it’s coming back. I have flashbacks sometimes of when we had to tell him in Denver that he had cancer — we didn’t quite know what type it was, but we had to send him back to Philly. Some of the flashbacks that I have are him every time he’d be around the team with no hair, smiling and being positive. I think it made everybody in our group — players and coaches and management that were close to Oskar — realize how important every moment is, to make sure that you’re always at your best and doing the right things when you see someone go through that, such a wonderful person.”
A classic goal-tender clash. A bad break doomed team Philadelphia to defeat when a Nick Leddy shot caromed off the stick of Travis Sanheim and behind Brian Elliott to send the Flyers to a disappointing 1-0 Overtime defeat.
Elliott and Ilya Sorokin for the Islanders absolutely stole the show. Elliott making 27 saves and Sorokin stopping 30 Flyers chances. This has to be a bitter loss for the Black and Orange. Time is dwindling on the season and every point is a valued commodity. Philly did very little wrong defensively but, a bad break cost them a point. Flyers drop heartbreaker in OT.