Golden Knights Win the Battle in Philly

The Flyers opened a season-long seven-game homestand against the Las Vegas Golden Knights (42-20-6). The Philadelphia Flyers come short of a comeback with a 5-3 loss. The Flyers (24-32-11) have continued to lose. In their last 20 games, Philly lost 16 of them (4-12-4), scoring only 2.05 goals per game. Golden Knights win the battle in Philly.

Where It All Went Wrong

The offense started to come Tuesday night, but it came up short. Trailing 4-1 in the third period, the Flyers made things interesting with goals from Nick Seeler and Morgan Frost. It just was not enough. Vegas put the comeback on ice with an empty-net goal.

In the middle stanza, Travis Sanheim scored the club’s first goal when the Flyers were down 2-0. Felix Sandstrom started in place of Carter Hart, who was unavailable because he came down with the flu. Sandstrom did not play poorly at all. He made some high-quality stops to keep the Flyers in it. Two of the Golden Knights’ goals were on the power play finishing with 28 saves on 32 shots. Vegas trade deadline acquisition Jonathan Quick stopped 27 of the Flyers’ 30 shots.

Seeler beat Quick after the Flyers’ defenseman made some highlight-reel dekes to set up the goal. Brendan Lemieux found Frost a little under two and a half minutes later as the Flyers crept to within one. It was once again just not enough for the orange and black. The Las Vegas Golden Knights win the battle in Philly against the Flyers.

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Looking Towards The Future

Wade Allison missed a third straight game because of an undisclosed injury. Tyson Foerster was back to fill in for Allison and played his first regular-season game at the Wells Fargo Center. The 2020 first-round draft pick nearly scored his first NHL goal, but he rung the post on a second-period power play. Foerster is a 21-year-old winger and turning heads. The Flyers are scheduled to practice Thursday before hosting the Sabres on Friday, 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.