Flyers struggle on offense, lose game one 4-0 to the Islanders
The Flyers played their first second-round playoff series since 2012 and lost last night in game one against the New York Islanders 4-0. Things didn’t go as planned.
The Flyers were outworked from the first puck drop and 6 minutes in, they were down 1-0 after Andy Greene scored for the Islanders.
New York outshot the Flyers 15-4 in the first and pretty much set the tone for the rest of the game. Even a second-period push from the orange and black came up empty.
Hart was pulled and that was all she wrote in game one. The Islanders have won 8 of 10 games in the tournament and have outscored their opponents 34-15.
Here are some other glaring numbers for the Flyers:
Since Jan. 7, in games after their last 10 losses, the Flyers are 10-0-0 and have outscored the opposition 44-19.
10-game goalless droughts for Couturier and Konecny are the longest of the season for both players.
Hart made 25 saves on 28 shots, including this beauty:
HOLY HART SAVE pic.twitter.com/RhwhiEvtaw
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) August 24, 2020
After missing three straight games with an undisclosed issue, Nicolas Aube-Kubel returned to the lineup as James van Riemsdyk came out.
The series continues Wednesday with Game 2 at 3pm on NBC Sports Philly.