Flyers win in a shootout, 2-1 against their cross-state enemies. Fresh off the Washington game’s debacle, the Philadelphia Flyers went into Pittsburgh to take on the rival, Pittsburgh Penguins.
Goaltending was the story in this one with Tristan Jarry stopping 26 shots for the Pens. A bright sign was the play of Carter Hart who knocked aside 31 Pittsburgh chances. Hart flashed an amazingly quick glove hand on a few occasions and the only Penguin to put one by him was, who else? Sidney Crosby. Hart absolutely robbed Crosby in the shoot-out with a tremendous glove save.
The Philly defense played a pretty solid game and only had one breakdown that led to Crosby’s goal. Nolan Patrick got beat which allowed a clear path to the net and the goal.
Jake Voracek got it even in the third after which neither team could find a way to notch a goal. After the Washington game, this was a vast improvement. Not perfect but good enough to skate away with the two much-needed points.
Wade Allison made his NHL debut for the Orange and Black. Allison fit right in and was robbed by Jarry on a close-in chance. Allison earned a chance to stick with the big club and while Chuck Fletcher didn’t make any noteworthy moves, Allison seems NHL ready. Flyers win a shootout for the first time against the Penguins,