The Philadelphia Flyers message from Day1 has been play hard and let the results show for themselves.
So far, thru four games, the Flyers are doing just that. None bigger then tonights 4-1 win over Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.
Cam Atkinson led the Flyers with two goals. His second and third goals on the season. Both Atkinson goals were set up by great passes by Owen Tippett.
“Those two guys (Atkinson & Couturier) have worked so hard to get back in the lineup and to be able to play with them… It’s it’s been great,” Tippett said postgame. “They’ve been in league for a while and they’re you know, they’re hungry to be back and they think the game really.”
Joel Farabee scored his second goal of the season to get the Flyers started. Farabee worked a perfect give & go with Bobby Brink.
Brink’s assist was his first career NHL point. The first of a couple first for the Flyers tonight.
Sean Walker scored his first goal as a Flyer on the penalty kill. It was also Walker’s first career short-handed goal.
The Flyers held the high powered Edmonton offense to just one goal. Which, of course, was created by McDavid.
Carter Hart was once again spectacular in net. Stopping 22 of 23 Oilers shots fired his way to earn his third win of the season.
Marc Staal Leaves Injured
Mid-way thru the 2nd period, the Flyers would lose Marc Staal due to injury.
Staal, who was tangled with an Oilers player, went hard into the boards and would be slow to get up. After making his way back to the bench, Staal would spend a couple minutes on the bench before eventually went up the tunnel.
Before the 3rd period, the Flyers announced Staal would not return with a lower-body injury.
Postgame, head coach John Tortorella had no update on Staal.
Connor McDavid Held Shot-less
If beating the high powered Edmonton Oilers was not enough, the Flyers accomplished a feat not many have done.
Connor McDavid, who not only averages 1.5 points per game, also averages 3+ shots pre game. Tonight, the Flyers held McDavid to one point and zero shots.
NEXT GAME: Saturday, October 21st – Dallas Stars – Dallas TX 8:00pm
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