Music City OT Loss

On Tuesday the Flyers wrapped their Rocky Mountian Range road trip against the Nashville Predators In Nashville TN. Over the weekend the residents of middle TN dealt with a series of tornados that touched down all over the area. On the ice, the Flyers were looking to complete their road trip on the winning side.

The Game

Filip Forsberg scored 18 seconds into overtime and Jusse Saros made 38 saves in his fifth straight victory as the Predators beat the Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Gustav Nyquist and Michael McCarron also scored for Nashville, which has won five of its last six games.

Sean Couturier and Travis Sanheim scored for the Flyers, who had their four-game winning streak halted. Samuel Ersson made 18 saves for Philadelphia and had his four-game win streak stopped. The Flyers are 4-0-2 in their last six games. In overtime, Ersson stopped Forsberg’s initial shot from the left side. Forsberg streaked toward the crease, grabbed the loose rebound that slipped behind Ersson, and stuffed in the winner.

It was Forsberg’s second first-minute overtime goal in two weeks. He did the same 14 seconds into the tiebreaker Nov. 28 against Pittsburgh. Nyquist scored the game’s first goal at 9:42 of the first period when he redirected Alexandre Carrier’s shot from the top of the right circle past Ersson.

The Flyers carried the play in the first, outshooting Nashville 15-7, including eight shots on Saros in their three opportunities on the power play. Philadelphia came up empty on their four opportunities with the man advantage for the game. The Flyers entered Tuesday with the league’s worst road power play with a 6.1% success rate.

McCarron doubled the Nashville lead at 3:05 of the second. On a delayed penalty to the Flyers, a Luke Schenn shot pinballed off traffic and came to McCarron in the slot. He grabbed the puck and fired a wrist shot high to Ersson’s stick side. McCarron’s goal was one of Nashville’s five shots on goal in the second.

Couturier cut Nashville’s lead with 23.5 seconds remaining in the second with a tough angle shot with his feet below the goal line, just 10 seconds after a Predators power play expired. Sanheim tied the game at 2 at 6:49 of the third.

This And That

The Flyers are 15-10-3 33 points under John Tortorella for the 2023-24 season. 28 games

 Flyers have gone 10 for 87 on the power play in the 2023-24 season which works out to 11.5%.

Flyers have 78 Penalty Kills for 90 Times Shorthanded. 86.7%

GOALS FOR: 85/ 3.0

GOALS AGAINST: 76/ 2.7   

SHOTS FOR- 888/ 31.7

SHOTS AGAINST- 754/ 26.9

OT RECORD- 2-3

SHOOTOUT RECORD– 2-0

SHORT-HANDED GOALS- 7

TAKEAWAYS/ GIVEAWAYS- 181/188      6.5/ 6.7

A Look Into The Future

GPGAPTSPIM+/-
Maclin Celebrini, C, Boston University1510152568
Cole Eiserman, LW, NTDP, US Nat Team3136       21571238
Sam Dickinson, LD, London Knights2861420815

Locked In Orange And Black

GPGAPTSPIM+/-
Cutter Gauthier, LW/C, BCU1713102366
Matvei Michkov, RW, Sochi HC   2911152618-3
Denver Barkey C, London Knights281724411413
Oliver Bonk, RD, London Knights286243016-6
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.

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