Orange And Black Bounce Back

Travis Konecny, Travis Sanheim, and Garnet Hathaway scored, Sam Ersson made 22 saves and the Flyers beat the Blackhawks 3-1 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia is 5-1-1 in its last seven games. Chicago, last overall in the NHL, has lost 10 of 11. Colin Blackwell scored for Chicago. Arvid Soderblom stopped 30 shots. The Flyers’ puck-control attack and stingy defense limited Chicago’s chances. Philadelphia allowed 40 shots Saturday in a 6-3 outdoor loss to New Jersey.

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The Flyers broke it open with two goals in the second period, with Konecny making it 2-1 at 3:15 with his team-high 27th goal. He beat goaltender Arvid Soderblom over his right shoulder with a snapshot from the left circle after driving around defenseman Jarred Tinordi. The goal extended Konecny’s point streak to seven games. Hathaway made it 3-1 with 8:05 left in the second, controlling a puck in the slot that was within reach of Soderblom and poking it into the net. Sanheim and Blackwell traded first-period goals.

Matt Bednarczyk
Matt Bednarczyk

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