The Flyers Douse the Flames

The Philadelphia Flyers take on the Calgary Flames for the second time in less than a week. This time, it was home ice for the Flyers. Flyers are trying to get a much-needed win against the red-hot Calgary Flames. It was Ed Snider Legacy Night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers, in their 3-2 victory, douse the Calgary Flames, break a 4-game losing streak, and gain their second win in the last eight.

The first period was a back-and-forth defensive battle with few scoring opportunities. Both Calgary and Philly are tops in the NHL in blocked shots. They continue to throw their bodies in front of the puck. There were only 17 shots on goal in the first period. Philadelphia continues to struggle on the powerplay. They fail on their two powerplay opportunities in the first. On the opposite side, they had two short-handed opportunities in their penalty kill.

A Spicy Second Period

Goals are plenty for both teams. Two goals a piece for both teams. Things became chippy between the players on the ice, and many scrums broke out. A huge mele breaks in the second. Farabee defends Cam York after a nasty shot from Elias Lindholm. Lindholm drives his elbow into York’s head against the boards in front of the Philly bench.

Jonathan Huberdeau breaks the ice, giving Calgary a 1-0 lead in the second period. Huberdeau has a breakaway goal with an assist from Pospisil. Flyers respond back with Morgan Frost tying the game up at one. He becomes an opportunist by landing the goal on a rebound to the left of the Calgary netminder, Jacob Markstrom. Frost all smiles after being benched in his previous game. Assists by Walker and Foerster.

Another Calgary defenseman finds the back of the net. Philly’s defense was caught off guard, and the Flames kept the puck in front of the Flyers net. MacKenzie Weegar finally puts it past Carter Hart, giving the FLames a one-goal lead. The Flyers tied the game up at two later in the period. They finally land a powerplay goal off the stick of Sean Couturier.

Shorty For the WIn

Two powerplay goals for Philadelphia in this contest. You read that correctly, but it was a Calgary powerplay. The Flyers take the lead in the third with their third goal of the game. Goalie Jacob Markstrom was accessed a roughing penalty against Garnet Hathaway. Travis Konecny scores another short-handed goal for the lead. Assists by Laughton and York.

Calgary tied the game, at least, they thought, in the later half of the third period. Connor Zary was called for Interference against Nick Seeler when he shoved Seeler in front of the goal as the puck bounced off his skate. The goal was quickly wiped off the board. Carter Hart and the Flyers defense was able to hold on for a much-needed win.

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Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

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.