The Philadelphia Flyers dropped their fourth in last five games Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Losing to the Carolina Hurricane 3-2.
Over the past two weeks, the Flyers have been through the gauntlet of NHL contenders. Matchups with four of the top teams in Stanley Cup contention.
Even though their record – 1-2-1 – doesn’t say much, that only tells half the story.
In all four of those games, the Flyers have held their own and taken those four Stanley Cup contenders to the brink. Losing by just one goal in each game.
Tonight, it was a similar situation to the previous three losses. The Flyers, yet again, were sticking with another cup contender, the Carolina Hurricanes.
However, like in Vegas last week, the Flyers would succumb to a late goal.
“It’s a learning spot for us,” Garnet Hathaway said postgame. “We got to learn how to hold on to points. I think that’s something that we learned the hard way tonight.”
Learning to hold on to points is growing pain the Flyers will experience a lot this season as they take the next step in their rebuild. But, its a learning experience that will only better this team for the future.
“We just we have to keep our wits about ourselves. Especially when you don’t get the results that you want,” John Tortorella said about losing late in the 3rd period. “You can’t get too low when you when you lose.”
Tortorella added “I know it’s a line everybody uses, but that’s so important for us this year in in what we’re trying to do with this organization.”
Garnet Hathaway Score First As A Flyer
Even though missing the “P” in the PhD line, the Flyers fourth line still were their usual selfs tonight. Causing havoc and bringing physicality against the tough Carolina Hurricanes.
The new fourth line, with Scott Laughton at center, contributed more than just their usual physical play tonight.
Late in the 1st period, Garnet Hathaway would get his first goal in a Flyers uniform. A goal resulting from just what the fourth line brings, physicality and grit.
Nic Deslauriers started the play as a human wrecking ball in the Flyers zone. Then, helped finish the play by sliding a pass to Hathaway for goal.
Owen Tippett Stays Red Hot
After starting the season goal-less in his first six games, Owen Tippett now has two goals in his last three game.
Tippett’s second of the season opened the scoring for the Flyers in the 1st period. Coming off a great defensive play by Tippett in the neutral zone.
NEXT GAME: Wednesday November 1st – Buffalo Sabres – Philadelphia PA