Short-handed Flyers lose to Rangers in Shootout
The Philadelphia Flyers returned to the ice last night after not playing a game for 11 days following an NHL-mandated shutdown due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. They did so without Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Travis Konecny, Oskar Lindblom, Scott Laughton and Justin Braun, who are all still on the COVID protocol list.
The short-handed Flyers still managed to earn a point in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Rangers. They scored just 59 seconds into the game when Nicolas Aube-Kubel was able to finish off a bouncing puck in front of the net.
Carter Hart made 31 saves on 33 shots, Couterier took 28 face offs and was crucial in getting the Flyers’ the game-tying goal late in the game. Joel Farabee scored the game tying goal with 1:14 left in regulation. Farabee is having a fantastic sophomore season with seven goals through the first 14 games. He had a total of eight goals in 52 games as a rookie.
The Flyers have been torn apart over the past month with injuries and long postponements. Keeping this game close and leaving with a point should be considered a win given the circumstances. Next up, the Flyers are headed to Lake Tahoe to play the Boston Bruins in the NHL Outdoors game on Sunday at 2 PM. The Flyers will be without the following players on Sunday in Lake Tahoe due to COVID-19 Protocols:
- Justin Braun
- Claude Giroux
- Travis Konecny
- Scott Laughton
- Oskar Lindblom
- Jake Voracek
Mandatory Credit: NHL.com