Foerster Scores Twice, Flyers Bounce Back Win Over Senators

The Philadelphia Flyers are looking to bounce back after giving up five unanswered goals to Washington the night before. Being a superhero on Marvel Theme Night at Wells Fargo, Tyson Foerster scored two goals in the second period’s final minute. This lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

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Sandstrom’s Return

Felix Sandstrom, who was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Thursday and was making his season debut, made 24 saves. It was Sandstrom’s first game since April of 2023. Sandstrom, who spent the season with the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, was recalled on Friday as the backup. With the Flyers playing on back-to-back nights, he was thrust into action and was reasonably impressive, especially while the Flyers were short-handed. He made several big saves to keep Ottawa off the board, including a sprawling glove save on Chabot in the final minute to prevent the Senators from tying the game.

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Flyers Bouncing Back

Farabee gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 1:08 of the first period when he redirected Nick Seeler’s shot from the left point past Sogaard. It was a much-needed goal for Joel Farabee—his first goal in 15 games.

Foerster put the Flyers ahead 2-1 at 19:13 of the second period. After Scott Laughton won a face-off on the left side of the Senators zone, Foerster was first to the loose puck and beat Sogaard with a wrist shot from above the left circle. Forty-five seconds later, Foerster scored on a penalty shot to make it 3-1. He beat Sogaard in the five-hole with a wrist shot. This was after being slashed by Senators forward Shane Pinto on a breakaway. It was the Flyers’ NHL-record fifth penalty-shot goal of the season. York scored an empty-net goal for the 4-2 final at 19:59.

Senators Falling Flat

Vladimir Tarasenko and Thomas Chabot scored for Ottawa. This would be the fourth straight loss for the Senators. Mads Sogaard made 36 saves for Ottowa. Tarasenko tied it 1-1 at the 4:04 mark of the second period. He found the net on a 2-on-1 rush and scored a backhand from the right circle. Chabot’s one-timer from the bottom of the right circle made it 3-2 at 18:02 of the third, with Sogaard pulled for an extra attacker.

Senators captain Brady Tkachuk did not play because of an upper-body injury sustained against the Arizona Coyotes. Ottawa forward Zack MacEwen missed the final two periods after sustaining a lower-body injury during the first. The Flyers beat the Senators for the first time this season, having lost four straight and 6 of 7 before Saturday. Flyers host the Blues on Monday night.

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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