The Philadelphia Flyers came back from 2-0 down to beat the Vancouver Canucks Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. Now 2-0-0 under head coach John Tortorella.
Carter Hart made his first start of the season on Thursday in the Flyers season opener. After missing the whole preseason with a lower-body injury, Hart didn’t show much rust.
In his second start of the season, Hart showed some rust early. Giving up two-goals on four-shots in the 1st period to Vancouver. Both goals were ones that Hart himself would like back.
“Just got to worry about the next shot,” Hart told the media after the game. “Got some unfortunate breaks. But, that’s the game of hockey. We battled back and didn’t let it bother us.”
With the Flyers in need of a boost in the 2nd period, it was Hart that supplied it.
Hart made two ten-bell saves in a matter of three-minutes to keep the game 2-0. Bailing out his teammates after bad turnovers in their own zone.
Andrei Kuzmenko thought he made it 3-0 Canucks 5:30 into the 2nd period. But, Hart said no. Then, 2:35 later, Dakota Joshua thought he made it 3-0 Canucks. But, once again, Hart said no.
“Made two really big saves in the 2nd; obviously there in the 3rd with the goalie pulled made a couple big saves for us,” head coach John Tortorella said postgame. “
After giving up two-goals on the first four-shots fired his way, Carter Hart responded to lead his team to victory.
Hart stopped the final 25-Canucks shots fired his way.
Tony DeAngelo Gets His First Goal As Flyer
In his first game as a Philadelphia Flyer, hometown kid Tony DeAngelo registered his first assist. As well as, his first multi-point game.
As the horn sounded in his second game as a Flyers, DeAngelo had another multi-point game. Including his first goal as a Flyer.
DeAngelo finished with a goal & an assist on the night and led the Flyers in ice-time (26:36) for the second straight game.
In his first two games as a Flyer, DeAngelo has a goal & 3-assists.
Olle Lycksell Makes NHL Debut
After an impressive training camp, Olle Lycksell was one of the final cuts the Philadelphia Flyers made out of training camp. Lycksell did not know when he would be back in Philadelphia.
But, after an injury to Owen Tippett in Game 1, Lycksell’s name was called to replace Tippett in the lineup.
Lycksell, a 6th round pick by the Flyers in 2017, has spent the last six-seasons in the SHL.
In his NHL debut, Lycksell was kept off the scoreboard in 9:02 of ice-time.
- Owen Tippett, who missed the final two periods of Game 1, was put on the IR today. Tippett has an upper-body injury which is “nothing serious” per source.
- Carter Hart stopped 27 of the 29 Canucks shots fired his way. Including the final 25-shots. Hart improved to 2-0-0 on the season.
- Travis Konecny scored his 3rd goal of the season today. Konecny’s 3rd period goal was the difference marker in the Flyers come from behind win.
- Kevin Hayes, Ivan Provorov, Tony DeAngelo, Travis Konecny, & James van Riemsdyk all extended their point streaks.
- Mid-way thru the 2nd period, the Flyers showed the final out of the Phillies win. It was a moment where the Wells Fargo Center crowd erupted and so did the players. “It was super cool; it’s a good time to be a Philadelphia sports fan,” Scott Laughton said after the game.
Result : Canucks 2 – Flyers 3 , WIN
Record : 2 – 0 – 0
Next Game : Tuesday 10/18 Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay FL, 7:00pm
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