Hurricanes defeat Flyers in Defensive Battle

After losing to the Tampa bay Lighting 5-2, the Flyers continue their second part of the schedule. They head into Raleigh, North Carolina, to face the Hurricanes. This is the third time this season both franchises squared off. The Carolina Hurricanes defeat the Philadelphia Flyers in a defensive battle, 1-0. John Tortorella’s club has been shut out five times on the season and has lost 14 of its last 18 games (4-10-4), a stretch in which it has scored just 2.06 goals per game.

On to the Action

1st period was a bad start for the orange and black. Kevin Hayes heads to the sin bin for holding Brett Pesce. Not too long after the plenty call, the Hurricane would get on the scoreboard. This is on a powerplay goal from Andrei Svechinikov. The Philadelphia Flyers went to the plenty box five times throughout the first period.

In the 2nd period, both teams had great defensive plays. The Hurricanes were looking to pour more points onto the scoreboard. However, the Flyers’ defense really stood tall. The same goes for the Flyers’ offense. Joel Farabee was looking to end his scoreless streak. Twenty-three games without a goal, to be exact. Joel Farabee has a chance for a breakaway goal, yet his streak continues.

3rd period and again, both teams were looking to make big plays on offense. However, both goaltenders made some incredible saves. This has allowed Hurricanes to defeat the Flyers in a defensive battle. Felix Sandstrom stopped 28-29 shots on goal. Pytro Kochetkov stops all 19 shots on goal. Now pushing the Hurricanes to four straight wins. Again the shots on goal differential between teams seem to favor the opposition.

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Young Guy Gets His Debut

Tyson Foerster gets his NHL debut. He is a shoot-first prospect with goal-scoring promise. The 21-year-old winger had a positive NHL debut Thursday night.  He recorded two shots and blocked three in 13:51 minutes of play. The 2020 first-round draft pick had a decent look at ramming one home in the first period but Hurricanes netminder Pyotr Kochetkov was able to cover up the puck.

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.