Flyers Fight for a Much Needed Point in OT Loss to Hurricanes

The Philadelphia Flyers go to Raleigh, trying to control their playoff destiny. The story of the game is missed opportunities for Philly. This is the fourth and final matchup of the season for the Carolina Hurricane and Philly. The 3-2 overtime win gives the Canes a 3-1 record against the orange-and-black. The Flyers continue to show fight against the Hurricanes for a much needed point.

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Seth Jarvis scored 1:28 into overtime, and the Carolina Hurricanes topped the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 for their fifth straight victory Thursday night. Flyers captain Sean Couturier sat out the second game in a row as a healthy scratch. Scott Laughton and Travis Konecny had the goals for Philadelphia (35-26-9, 79 points), while Ersson stopped 30 shots.

Missed Opportunities

The first period could have looked different and possibly changed the game’s complexion. The Flyers could have been up one nothing in less than five minutes. Owen Tippet works the deflection in front of the net and past Frederick Anderson. Unfortunately, Travis Konecny was called for offsides, negating the goal. They also failed to score on the two-man advantage.

The defense was the bright side of the first period. Newcomer defenseman Erik Johnson made an amazing baseball slide to save a goal. This occurs on his 36th birthday. Sam Errson tried to help behind the net but was quick enough to get in front and stop an easy Carolina point. He robs Brendan Lemieux of an easy stat padder.

Offense Wakes Up

The second period saw more offensive action. About four minutes into the second, the Carolina Hurricane struck first. Jordan Martinook buried a laser top shelf over the shoulder of Sam Errson when the Canes had numbers. The assists came from Necas and Pesce.

Philly responds quickly—twenty-five seconds later. Bobby Brink battles the boards and feeds the pass to Joel Farabee. Farabee tips it to Scott Laughton, who buries it into the glove side of Carolina netminder Frederick Anderson. The game is quickly tied at one. Joel Farabee earns his 100th career assist.

Carolina regains the lead at the ten-and-a-half-minute mark. Jalen Chatfield rips a one-timer close to the blue line, and it sails past Sam Errson for a 2-1 Canes lead. Aho and Orlov pick an apple up on the goal.

One Point Better Than No Points?

The Flyers’ best period was the third. About halfway through the third, Morgan Frost cleared space in front of the net, allowing Travis Konecny to score the game-tying wrap-around goal. Morgan Frost and Owen Tippett earned the assistance for the goal. Overtime was the difference maker.

With a mistake made in the defensive zone, the Canes earned a 2-1 advantage about the one-and-a-half-minute marker. Seth Jarvis lands the game-winning goal for Carolina. Jarvis notched his 26th goal of the season by coming down the right side and beating Flyers goalie Samuel Ersson. The Canes are 6-2 in overtime on the season. The Flyers fall to 4-6 in overtime on the season. They are back in action on Saturday against the Boston Bruins.

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.

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