Kraken Rally Late, Beat Flyers In OT

Flyers Give Up Lead Late to Seattle, Lose 2-1 The Philadelphia Flyers traveled out to Seattle to face the Kraken on Friday night. This game is part of a West Coast swing that will see them play three games in four days. This game marked career game number 1,500 for Flyers coach John Tortorella. After getting a 4-1 win over Vancouver the previous night, the Flyers looked to have everything going their way in the Pacific Northwest. The first period would have many scoring opportunities for Philadelphia, but they would only capitalize on one.

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With the Flyers on the penalty kill, a solid pass would find Scott Laughton and the aforementioned Konecny in a 2-on-1 situation. Laughton would find TK, who would tuck the puck in the net to give Philadelphia a 1-0 advantage. The shorthanded goal was the
team’s ninth of the year, tying them with Calgary for most in the league. The score would remain 1-0 through two periods of play, with both sides getting plenty of chances to score.

Goalies Carter Hart and Joey Daccord proved worthy of getting the start for their
respective teams, making wonderful saves throughout the first and second periods. With the Kraken and the Flyers knocking at
the door so often, it was only a matter of time before something happened.

The third period saw more of the same, solid chances and even better goaltending. But, at the 5:45 mark of the final frame, Seattle
would even score on the power play. Kraken defenseman Vince Dunn would rip a shot from the high slot past Hart to make
it a 1-1 game and breathe some life into the Seattle crowd. The buzzer would sound, sending this game into overtime.
Philadelphia looked gassed in the extra frame and it wasn’t long before the Kraken would take advantage. A bad clear by the
Flyers would lead to some nifty passing by Yanni Gourde and Oliver Bjorkstrand would lead to Justin Schultz putting the game
away.


This was a tough loss for Philadelphia, playing in the second game of a back-to-back. Getting one point doesn’t make it hurt as
bad, but the turnaround will have to be quick as they prepare to head to Alberta to face the Calgary Flames on Sunday at 8 PM.

Austin Hamell
Austin Hamell

Austin is the host of The Attacking Third (Tuesday nights at 9 pm). His passion for soccer started in the early 2000s because of his brother and father’s influence. He is a dedicated fan of all Philly sports and also is a fan of gaming.

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