This Had Everything Including A Flyers OT Loss

Luke Hughes scored 28 seconds into overtime and Alexander Holtz, Jack Hughes and Tyler Toffoli scored in regulation, leading the Devils to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. The Devils closed it out on a quick rebound in OT after they coughed up a 3-1 lead over the final 5 minutes of regulation.

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Sean Walker gave the Flyers a shot when his fourth goal with 5 minutes left cut it to 3-2. Tyson Foerster tied it with 50.9 seconds left, recording their second power-play goal of the game after the Flyers entered with seven on the season. The Flyers fell to 0-10-1 when the other team scored first.

Under second-year coach John Tortorella, the Flyers have played above the expectations set for a franchise expected to be among the worst in the NHL. They have 11 wins in 23 games and entered fourth in the Metropolitan Division. They built that record on the strength of an 11-1-0 mark when they scored first. Consider, the Devils are a eh-not-so bad 7-8-1 when trailing 1-0.

Allowing that first goal has been trouble for the Flyers. The woeful power play has only hindered any comeback attempts. The Flyers entered with a puny seven power-play goals on 71 attempts, and no lineup combination had been able to fix the issue.

But after Hughes scored his eighth goal for a 2-0 lead, the Flyers managed a power-play goal. The Flyers pounded Akira Schmid with 23 shots in the second period and Morgan Frost knocked in his third goal of the year. Frost’s goal made the Flyers 8 for 73 with the man advantage.

Hughes had scored with 4:48 left in the first, then only moments later watched his brother, Luke, get clobbered from behind by Flyers forward Garnet Hathaway. Hughes, a 20-year-old rookie defenseman, instantly grabbed his left arm and skated straight to the locker room. He did return in the second. Hathaway wasn’t so lucky. He got levied for a game misconduct. Hughes’ arm didn’t seem to bother him on the winner.

Hart stopped 31 shots for the Flyers. Toffoli beat Hart on a power-play goal early in the third for a 3-1 lead. Holtz snapped his seventh goal of the season for a 1-0 lead 3:10 into the game.

This And That

The Flyers are 11-10-2 24 points under John Tortorella for the 2023-24 season. 23 games

 Flyers have gone 9 for 77 on the power play in 2023-24 season that works out to 11.7%.

Flyers have 62 Penalty Kills for 74 Times Shorthanded. 83.8%

GOALS FOR: 68/ 3.0

GOALS AGAINST: 66/ 2.9   

SHOTS FOR- 754/ 32.8

SHOTS AGAINST- 635/ 27.6




TAKEWAYS/ GIVEAWAYS- 143/146      6.2/ 6.3

 Ryan Ellis ($6.25M) 6.25 million dollars of contract on IR

 Since the 2021-2022 season the Flyers have gone 72 for 530 on the power play 13.4%

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                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Maclin Celebrini, C, Boston University                 13        9          13        22      6       7

                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Cole Eiserman, LW, NTDP, US Nat Team          26        35        18        53        8        39

                                                                                    GP      G         A         PTS    PIM     +/-

Sam Dickinson, LD, London Knights                   24        5          14        19        4       14     

On The Farm


TEAM             LEAGUE        W        L         OTL/SOL       PTS    PLACE          DIV     CONF

LVP                AHL                9          6          3/0                 21        3rd   ATL     EAST

ROYALS        ECHL 4          10        1/1                10        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.