The Philadelphia Flyers won their third straight game Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. Shutting out the Detroit Red Wings 3-0.
After scoring three or more goals in their last five games, today’s game did not start off like a high scoring affair. The Flyers and Red Wings combined for just 21 shots halfway through the game.
But, that would all change shortly thereafter.
Kieffer Bellows would get the Flyers on the board start. Bellow’s 3rd goal of the season came off a determined shift by Owen Tippett in the offensive zone.
Scott Laughton would give the Flyers a 2-0 lead just before the 2nd intermission. Laughton’s 18th goal of the season was sent up by a great steal at the blueline by Rasmus Ristolainen.
Tyson Foerster would get his 3rd career NHL goal with the empty netter.
Carter Hart was a perfect 29 for 29 to earn his 2nd shutout of the season.
Tyson Foerster To Phantoms
On Monday, head coach John Tortorella mentioned that Tyson Foerster would probably go back to the Phantoms after Saturday’s game vs the Detroit Red Wings.’
Yesterday, Tortorella went back on those comments and said the Flyers would re-evaluate their decision after today’s game.
In his first eight games in the NHL, Foerster has 3 goals & 4 assists.
Post game, John Tortorella confirmed Foerster will be heading back to the Phantoms today.
Penalty Kill Perfect 7 for 7
The Flyers have been a team to take their fair share of penalties so far this season. But, haven’t gotten the penalty kill help to minimize those penalties.
With the Flyers missing most of their best penalty killers, assistant coach Brad Shaw has had to use some new guys on the penalty kill. Some players that its their first time killing penalties in the NHL.
To do so, Shaw has had to make a small adjustment to his normal penalty kill structure. Making sure to remind those new players to be aggressive and chase the puck rather than sitting back.
Today, the Flyers took seven penalties vs the Red Wings. The small adjustment from Shaw helped the Flyers go 7 for 7.
Kieffer Bellows Making Most Of His Time
John Tortorella hasn’t been shy to say that Kieffer Bellows hasn’t done enough to stay in the Flyers lineup. But, that has not stopped Bellows from making the most our of his time when in the lineup.
In the lineup once again for the injured Nic Deslauriers, Bellows scored his 3rd goal of the season in the 2nd period.
Result : Flyers 3 – Red Wings 0 , WIN
Record : 28 – 32 – 12
Next Game : Tuesday 3/28 , Montreal Canadiens , Philadelphia PA , 7:00pm
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