The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1, Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Extending their win streak to 9-games over the Jets in Philadelphia.
After their first win in over a month, the Flyers had something going for them entering a game. But, after just 48-seconds, they would be behind.
Cole Perfetti would make a perfect cross-ice pass to Kyle Connor. Who would one-time one by a sliding Carter Hart to give the Jets a 1-0 lead.
It would be pretty bland after that. With both teams struggling to find their games.
Early in the 2nd period, Winnipeg would find their legs first. Firing 8 of the first 9-shots of the period at Carter Hart.
However, Hart would stop them all. Flipping the momentum to the Flyers. Who would tie the game 9:18 left in the period.
Travis Konecny would wire a wrist shot high over Connor Hellebuyck glove for the goal. Konecny would find the loose puck after a great forecheck by Scott Laughton.
In the 3rd period, the Flyers needed to win a period to win the game. Something that has been hard over the past month.
But, tonight, they would find a win.
With 4:11 left in the game, James van Riemsdyk would give the Flyers the lead. van Riemsdyk would slap home a rebound into an empty net after a perfectly executed 2-on-1 with Scott Laughton.
Oskar Lindblom would score a 180-foot empty netter to ice the game.
Carter Hart stopped 32 of 33-shots he faced in the win.
Game #700 For Claude Giroux As Captain
Last season, Jake Voracek joked about you get length records because you are getting old. Tonight, Voracek’s good friend and former team-mate hit another milestone.
Playing in career game #985, Claude Giroux was also playing in his 700th career game as the captain of the Flyers.
As captain, Giroux has 210-goals & 440-assists.
In game #700, Giroux was a +1 in 20:56 of ice time. Including taking a hit to make a play to get the puck to Oskar Lindblom for the the empty net goal.
Carter Hart Outstanding
During the Flyers 13-game winless streak, the one bright spot was there goal-tending. Something that has not been one of the major issues all season.
Over his last 13-starts, Carter Hart has kept the Flyers afloat. Something that has gone unnoticed due to the winless skid.
However, tonight, in their first full 60-minute effort of the season, Hart shined even brighter.
After giving up the first goal on the first shot of the game, Hart was perfect. Stopping the next 32-shots faced. Including 15-shots in the 2nd period.
Winnipeg Win Streak Continues
The Flyers and Jets have had a very interesting matchup over the past 10-years. Ever since the Jets returned to Winnipeg in 2011.
In 23-games, the home team has won 17 of them. With the Jets winning just two of the lone 6-road team wins.
Since 2012, the Jets have not won in Philadelphia. Losing their last 8-games to the Flyers in Philadelphia.
Tonight, with the 3-1 win, the Flyers extended their win-streak against the Jets in Philadelphia to 9-games.
Result : Jets 1 – Flyers 3 , WIN
Record : 15 – 22 – 8
Next Game : Wednesday 2/9 vs Detroit Red Wings , Philadelphia PA , 7:00pm
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