One Heck of a Bounce-Back Win

Coming off a complete total domination at the hands of the Boston Bruins, the Flyers have one heck of a bounce-back win. A little more than 24 hours prior to the start of this game, the Flyers had their lunch handed to them. The Flyers said pregame they wiped it clean and would focus on the Anaheim Ducks. That is exactly what they did.

Hayes with a Hatty

Kevin Hayes had his first career hat trick, Rasmus Ristolainen and Morgan Frost also lit the lamp/ The Philadelphia Flyers rebounded from their worst loss of the season with a 5-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. Philly is an amazing 8-2 since an overtime win on December 29th against the Sharks. Is this team buying what coach John Tortorella is selling? Time will tell.

Recently elected to the NHL All-Star Game, Kevin Hayes made up for a turnover that led to a missed Anaheim breakaway when he scored his 11th goal of the season. Truly turning garbage into goal. ( I know, cheesy. All this off a Ducks giveaway in the first.

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Now For the Shorty

After Adam Henrique tied it for the Ducks early in the second. The Flyers scored the goals that only happen when a team is on a hot streak and consistently puts the puck on the net. Ristolainen scored shorthanded on a two-man rush for his first goal since Jan. 22, 2022. It was the Flyers’ NHL-best ninth short-handed goal. Pretty amazing, considering how bad this team was at the start of this season. Frost made it 3-1 in the waning seconds of the period when he poked his ninth goal of the season through Anthony Stolarz’s legs.

Hayes scored again in the third for a 4-1 lead. The Flyers forward is on pace for one of his top offensive seasons. This is surprising, considering he was on Tortorella’s bad list for a time. Hayes was a healthy scratch earlier this season and has been benched for long stretches during games. Hayes’ empty-netter in the final seconds made it 5-2 and sent hats soaring onto the ice. Samuel Ersson made 25 saves for the Flyers, and he continues to turn heads. A hatty and a shorty made this one heck of a bounce-back win. Flyers host the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

A Controversial Moment

The defenseman Ivan Provorov, the subject of recent trade speculation, did not participate in pregame warmups when the Flyers wore Pride-themed jerseys and used warmup sticks wrapped in rainbow Pride tape.

“I respect everybody’s choices. My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion. That’s all I’m going to say.”

Ivan Provorov
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Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.