Late Goal Pushes Knights Past Flyers

 With the sting of the Phillies game 7 loss in the NLCS to the Arizona Diamondbacks just hours old. The Flyers found themselves on the losing side out in Sin City. Shea Theodore blasted a shot from above the left circle with 32.5 seconds left giving Vegas a 3-2 victory over the Flyers and extending the Golden Knights’ winning streak to seven games to open the season.

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Ivan Barbashev and Paul Cotter also scored for the Knights and Jack Eichel had two assists.  The Knights goalie Logan Thompson made 26 saves. Noah Cates and Cam Atkinson scored for the Flyers, and Carter Hart stopped 25 shots.

The Knights scored the first goal at 6:54 of the first period when Jonathan Marchessault passed behind the Flyers’ net to Eichel for a point-blank shot. Hart saved the shot, but the rebound went right to Barbashev. The Flyers scored twice in the final 6:53 period to take a 2-1 lead. After Cates scored off Joel Farabee’s rebound.

The Flyers’ lead held up through the second, though both teams had high-quality shots, Philadelphia early in the period and the Knights later. It was the second time Vegas had been shut out in a period this season.

Vegas wouldn’t be shut out in the third period. William Karlsson delivered a pass to Cotter as he was entering the zone. Flyer’s defenseman Egor Zamula took the wrong approach by standing up straight, allowing Karlsson to fire the shot between Zamulas’s legs.  This provided the screen that fooled Carter Hart. That would tie the score at 2-2.

This and That

The Flyers are 3-2-1 7 points under John Tortorella for the 2023-24 season. 6 games

 Flyers have gone 1 for 20 on the power play in the 2023-24 season which works out to 5.0%

GOALS FOR: 18/ 3.0

GOALS AGAINST: 16/ 2.7   

SHOTS FOR- 199/ 33.2

SHOTS AGAINST- 166/ 27.7




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 Ryan Ellis ($6.25M), Risto ($5M), Marc Staal ($1,100,000)- 12.35 million dollars of contract on IR

 Since the 2021-2022 season, the Flyers have gone 64 for 474 on the power play 13.5%

The Future

It’s never too early to look at the future. In this case, we here at EOP will be keeping an eye on three players who figure to be the cream of the 2024 NHL draft crop.

                                                            GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Maclin Celebrini, C, Boston University                 4          5          1          6          0          3

                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Cole Eiserman, LW, NTDP, US Nat Team          16        27        6          33        0          28

                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Sam Dickinson, LD, London Knights                    11        3          7          10        4          8                     

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