Lifeless Flyers Fall To Previously Winless Sharks

Drek Out West

The Sharks snapped an 11-game losing streak that tied for second along with 5 other teams for the longest skid to start the season in NHL history with a 2-1 win over the Flyers on Tuesday night. Anthony Duclair had a goal and an assist, Mackenzie Blackwood made 38 saves and William Eklund added a power-play goal as San Jose (1-10-1) won. The Sharks had allowed 10 goals in each of their last two games.

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Flyers Positives?

Joel Farabee scored for the Flyers (5-7-1), which lost for the fifth time in its last six games despite out-shooting San Jose 39-19. Samuel Ersson made 17 saves for the Flyers.  Sean Courtier returned to the lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury, recording two shots. Duclair scored his third goal of the year 1:43 into the first period to give San Jose an early lead.

Eklund made it 2-0 in the second, scoring his second goal of the season on a 4-on-3 power play. Farabee answered with his sixth goal late in the second, beating Blackwood on a one-timer that the Sharks goalie nearly stopped. The play was reviewed, and it was determined that the puck fully crossed the goal line.

This And That

The Flyers are 5-7-1 11 points under John Tortorella for the 2023-24 season. 13 games

 Flyers have gone 4 for 45 on the power play in the 2023-24 season which works out to 8.9%

GOALS FOR: 38/ 2.9

GOALS AGAINST: 41/ 3.2   

SHOTS FOR- 415/ 31.9

SHOTS AGAINST- 339/ 26.1




TAKEAWAYS/ GIVEAWAYS- 88/81      6.8/ 6.2

 Ryan Ellis ($6.25M), Risto ($5M), Marc Staal ($1,100,000), Carter Hart ($3,979,000) – 16.25 million dollars of contract on IR

 Since the 2021-2022 season, the Flyers have gone 67 for 499 on the power play 13.4%

Help Maybe On The Way

                        GP        G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Maclin Celebrini, C, Boston University                 8          8          6          14        4          3

                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Cole Eiserman, LW, NTDP, US Nat Team          18        27        8          35        0          26

                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Sam Dickinson, LD, London Knights                   15        3          8          11        4          12     

On The Farm    


TEAM             LEAGUE        W        L         OTL/SOL       PTS    PLACE          DIV     CONF

LVP                AHL                4          4          2                      10        6th            ATL     EAST

ROYALS        ECHL             1          5          1/1                   4          7TH             N         EAST 


Matt Bednarczyk
Matt Bednarczyk

Matt Bednarczyk is your host of Talking Philly Sports With Matty B. He is a proud retired US Army Sergeant First Class, he is also a combat veteran with over 80 months served in Afganistan, and Iraq . Huge Hockey Fan. Matt is a lifelong 4 for 4 Philly sports fan. Born and raised on the Mayfair and Tacony neighborhood lines of Northeast Philly. He brings over 40 years of Philadelphia Sports passion and provides a realistic look at our Major Sports Teams and the most passionate sports fans on the planet. Look for his show live on Edge of Philly Sports.