After the previous home stand, the Flyers go 2-3 and lost big at home to the Capitals 4-1. John’s Tortorella stated it was time for the team to hit the road! However, losing 4 out of 5 games on the road might have you asking yourself what has changed from being on the road and being at home. Is Travis Konecny finally taking on his leadership role?
Losing Close Games
We’ll take look at the scoreboard. The Philadelphia Flyers have been losing games by one point differential and yesterday coming up huge with a win against the Metropolitan division leaders New Jersey Devils. Even though the Devils are coming off a 3 games losing streak, it spoke volumes for the Flyers with the victory in Newark, New Jersey.
In the last 3 out of 4 games on the road, Travis Konecny has points in every game. 3 goals and an assist to be exact. He’s looking to make big plays on offense, find an open teammate, and gets creative in the offensive zone. In my opinion, Konecny is looking to be the next captain of this Philly team.
Tortorella on Konecny
Head coach John Tortorella mentioned in his press conference that Travis Konecny is probably their best offensive player. Let us not forget to tip our caps to Carter Hart. Last night Hart stopped 48 of 49 shots on goal. The defense needs to tighten up on a few different fronts.
Now we have to wait and see if the Flyers can carry this momentum at home going against the New York Rangers. The New York Rangers are coming off a five game win streak. The Rangers put up 19 goals in those 5 games. Artemi Panarin is a guy to look out for. He has been playing red hot for the Rangers putting up 7 assists in this 5 game win streak. I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those grind-it-out games. If Travis Konecny keeps taking his leadership role seriously, this could mean a step in the right direction for your Philadelphia Flyers.
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Pat Bernard has 4 years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and 4 years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a 5 for 5 Philly sports fan.
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