The Philadelphia Flyers dropped their third straight game Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Losing to the Buffalo Sabres 3-2.
Having a short term memory is an important factor in the NHL. Especially when you are faced with the same situation from last game.
Monday, against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Flyers failed to capitalize on any of their 3rd period chances. Which, resulted in their fourth loss in the last five games after giving up a late goal.
Tonight, the Flyers faced the same situation. The result? Well, the same.
Owen Power would score his first goal of the season with 16:57 left in the 3rd period and the Sabres would beat the Flyers 4-2. Tage Thompson put the icing on the cake with 6:32 left in the 3rd period. Capitalizing off a Noah Cates turnover inside the Flyers zone.
The Flyers 2nd period tonight resembled much of what the 3rd period looked like on Monday. A lot of chances, but the inability to finish one.
“Thought we started slow again. Gathered ourselves and I felt pretty good hockey game from that point on,” John Tortorella said. “We had 11/12 scoring chances in a 60 minute game… just haven’t found a way the past couple of games to get by that number 2 goal.”
The Flyers fall now below hockey .500 to 4-5-1.
Carter Hart Leaves Injured
Carter Hart would leave halfway thru the 1st period with a “mid-body” injury per the Flyers.
Just 5:24 into the 1st period, Sabres winger Kyle Okposo fell on Hart’s right leg during a scrum in-front of the Flyers net. Leaving Hart in some discomfort.
After staying down initially, Hart eventually made it to his feet and was visited by the Flyers training staff on the ice. Hart would stay in the game for the time being.
However, after Jeff Skinner’s goal to give the Sabres a 2-1 lead, Hart would once again be slow to his feet. Signaling to the bench for the trainer and this time would leave the game.
Flyers 4th Loss In 5 Games
After starting the season 3-1-0, the Flyers have now lost four of their last five games. Losing tonight to the Buffalo Sabres by a final score of 5-2.
The Flyers now sit below hockey .500, 4-5-1, for the first time this season.
NEXT GAME: Friday November 3rd, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo NY 7:00 pm