4 fights, 2 accidents and one other time beyond regulation loss
4 fights, 2 injuries and more overtime pain for Flyers initially appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Mats Zuccarello danced and dangled via the Flyers, handing them extra time beyond regulation heartbreak.
John Tortorella’s membership misplaced to the Wild, 3-2, Thursday night time at Xcel Vitality Middle in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Flyers (20-21-9) have dropped three straight video games, with the last two coming in OT. They’re now 1-8 in time beyond regulation and 4-4-8 when getting into the third interval in a tied recreation.
Zuccarello completed them off Thursday night time with a ravishing transfer and end.
The Flyers emptied their internet and compelled the bonus session when Tony DeAngelo scored with 1:28 minutes left in regulation. Kevin Hayes, the additional skater, discovered him with a pleasant move.
The Flyers went a expensive 0 for 3 on the ability play. In a 1-1 recreation, they practically went forward on a third-period man benefit however Marc-Andre Fleury, together with congestion in entrance of the online, stored the puck out.
Beneath two minutes later, Minnesota scored by itself energy play to grab the 2-1 lead.
Noah Cates, who grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota, a few 25-minute drive away from Xcel Vitality Middle, scored the Flyers’ different aim.
Tortorella was down two skaters within the last stanza (extra on that beneath).
Matt Boldy scored the primary two targets for the Wild (26-17-4), who come to Philadelphia on March 23.
• Think about the place the Flyers could be in the event that they considerably balanced out their 1-9 file after regulation?
They’d truly is likely to be within the Japanese Convention playoff race.
However their lack of high-end expertise has been manifestly noticeable in OT. They’ve gone to the shootout solely as soon as (0-1).
• Carter Hart was fairly good. The 24-year-old made solely 20 saves however an excellent variety of them had been prime quality.
He hardly had an opportunity on Boldy’s third-period energy play aim. Boldy first struck within the second interval at Hart’s doorstep.
For Minnesota, the three-time Stanley Cup champion Fleury stopped 28 of the Flyers’ 30 photographs.
The 38-year-old made an enormous save on Travis Konecny in time beyond regulation.
• Three fights broke out throughout a span of 16 seconds within the first interval.
Right here had been the bouts:
Patrick Brown dropped the gloves with Brandon Duhaime within the second interval.
Each Allison and MacEwen didn’t end the sport. Allison departed early within the second interval with a lower-body damage, whereas MacEwen didn’t return after his combat due to an upper-body damage.
The Flyers bumped into an offended Wild group that was again dwelling following three straight defeats on the highway and attempting to keep away from a season-worst fourth consecutive loss.
To their credit score, the Flyers did a strong job matching Minnesota’s power.
• Rasmus Ristolainen made two key performs to assist the Flyers go into first intermission with a 1-0 edge.
He assisted Cates’ aim after which blocked a shot within the last seconds of the opening stanza.
Staying on the defensive theme, Ivan Provorov was actually good in 25-plus minutes. He had an help on DeAngelo’s aim, made a handful of delicate defensive performs and blocked 4 photographs.
• The Flyers have yet one more recreation earlier than they go on their longest break of the season. They go to the Jets on Saturday (7 p.m. ET/NBCSP) after which have eight days with no recreation from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, a stretch that features the All-Star festivities.
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