Flyers Kickoff Home Schedule With A Statement Win Over Canucks

Sean Couturier scored on a penalty shot (his first in his career) for his first goal in nearly two years, Carter Hart made 25 saves and the Flyers beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-0 in their home opener Tuesday night. After being taken down by Elias Petterson, Couturier beat Thatcher Demko the Canucks goalie on the penalty shot to make it 2-0 with 2:37 remaining in the first period.

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 It was his first goal since December 10, 2021, as he battled back from injuries. The Flyers handed the Canucks their first loss of the season. The night of firsts continued for the Flyers as defenseman Egor Zamula started the scoring with the first goal of his career. The goal was at the 1:45 mark of the first period.

The Flyers kept up the pressure in the second period, outshooting Vancouver 23-2. Vancouver appeared to put within a goal early in the third when Carson Soucy’s shot caromed off Hart’s blocker, over the goalie and into the net.

But the goal was overturned by video review after Philadelphia challenged the officials’ call on the ice, claiming that Connor Garland interfered with Hart as he tried to recover to make the save. It was a big gamble by Flyers head coach John Tortorella.  

The start was moved up an hour to 6 p.m. because of the Philadelphia Phillies’ home playoff game against Arizona across the street at Citizens Bank Park and a soccer match between Germany and Mexico at Lincoln Financial Field. Both latter games started at 8 p.m., creating a traffic and parking nightmare in the stadium complex and surrounding roads.

This And That

Flyers are 2-1-0 4 points under John Tortorella for the 2023-24 season. 3 games

Flyers have gone 1 for 13 on the power play in the 2023-24 season which works out to 7.69%


-GOALS FOR: 8/ 2.7

-GOALS AGAINST: 7/ 2.3   

-SHOTS FOR- 100/ 33.0

-SHOTS AGAINST- 88/ 29.0

– OT RECORD- 0-0


– Ryan Ellis ($6.25M), Risto ($5M)- 11.25 million dollars of contract on IR

– Since the 2021-2022 season the Flyers have gone 64 for 467 on the power play 13.7%

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                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Maclin Celebrini, C, Boston University                 2          3          1          4          0          2

                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Cole Eiserman, LW, NTDP, US Nat Team            14        22        6          28        0          24

                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Sam Dickinson, LD, London Knights                    8          3          6          9          4          7                     

Matt Bednarczyk
Matt Bednarczyk

Matt Bednarczyk is your host of Talking Philly Sports With Matty B. He is a proud retired US Army Sergeant First Class, he is also a combat veteran with over 80 months served in Afganistan, and Iraq . Huge Hockey Fan. Matt is a lifelong 4 for 4 Philly sports fan. Born and raised on the Mayfair and Tacony neighborhood lines of Northeast Philly. He brings over 40 years of Philadelphia Sports passion and provides a realistic look at our Major Sports Teams and the most passionate sports fans on the planet. Look for his show live on Edge of Philly Sports.