Flyers Make It Three In a Row Against Kraken

The Philadelphia Flyers make it three in a row with tonight’s victory over the Seattle Kraken. The Flyers picked up a 3-2 win Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Coming out of the bye week and All-Star break, the Flyers have won three straight, a streak in which they’ve outscored opponents 9-4.

Tortorella and the boys sprinkled different types of offense Saturday night. They scored at even strength on the power play and the penalty kill. It continues to be a team effort, with nine players recording points. With 29 games left in the season, the Flyers are four wins away from surpassing last season’s total (31-38-13). This is the progress we needed to see from this rebuilding organization.

To the Action

Tortorella went with the traditional 12 forwards and six defensemen. He made Egor Zamula a healthy scratch. Rasmus Ristolainen returned on the back end after missing Thursday’s game because of an illness.

Sean Couturier delivered the game-winner, Ryan Poehling scored the club’s league-leading 12th shorthanded goal of the season, and Scott Laughton netted the game-opening marker on the man advantage. Cal Petersen made his first start in 91 days and did his job, recording 17 saves.

The Kraken tied the game at 2-2 only 35 seconds into the third period when Jared McCann’s shot went off Couturier’s stick. But Couturier got it back a little under five minutes later with a redirection. Kraken netminder Joey Daccord stopped 35 of the Flyers’ 38 shots.

A Season First

The Flyers came out on the losing end of their coach’s challenge for the first time this season. They dropped to 4 for 5 after Seattle’s game-tying goal in the first period was upheld. A lengthy review did not determine the play was offside, which penalized the Flyers. Poehling made up for it when he struck again on the penalty kill. He scored his third shorthanded goal of the season and second in the last two games to hand the Flyers a 2-1 lead at the first intermission. The 25-year-old center is making his two-year contract extension look like a genius move from management. The Flyers’ penalty kill and bottom six have benefited from his speed and length.

The Flyers wrap up their homestand Monday when the Coyotes at 7 p.m.

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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