Wade Allisons fights; Flyers win 6-3 in first Rookie game against the Rangers
While it’s only a rookie game and it essentially means nothing, it was still great to sit down and watch some hockey again. With Training Camp right around the corner, the Flyers rookies have been going through their own camp, starting with on-ice sessions back on Thursday and Friday. Today they went to Tarrytown (wherever that is) to face off against the Rangers.
The Flyers got out to a hot start in the 1st period by scoring a power-play goal right off the bat, thanks to 2020 1st-round pick, Tyson Foerster. Foerster has been turning heads all summer and today he reminded us why. Frost gets the puck to Sandin who taps it back to the point, Zamula corrals the pucks and sends it over to Foerster who then lets it rip!
Look at that shot!
The Flyers came right back on the power-play again and made it 2-0. Morgan Frost picks up his first point of the game, scoring the secondary assist on Linus Sandin’s 1st goal. Really nice play by Frost to patiently draw #44 out to him enough where he had to abandon Ratcliffe who was waiting to get the puck and find Sandin in the slot.
Really crispy play from the power-play, 2/2 to kick off the period.
6’2 Wade Allison decided to drop the gloves with 6’8 Matt Rempe because he didn’t like one of the hits on his teammates. I know it’s only a rookie game but I am personally ready to run through a wall alongside Wade Allison.
Tyson Foerster decided he wasn’t done yet and potted his 2nd of the period. Wyatt Wylie makes a nice play in the neutral zone with his stick, picks up the puck and heads the other way on a partial 2 on 1. Wylie makes the simple play of just putting the puck on net and gets rewarded by a crashing Tyson Foerster who makes it 3-0.
The Flyers blew a 3-goal lead in the second as the Rangers rookies followed up the Flyers 3-goal period previously with a 3-goal period of their own. Ustimenko had two goals in the period that I’m sure he’d love to have back, it just wasn’t a very good period for the Flyers.
GOING AT IT.
Before the 2nd period ended, the Flyers went up a goal thanks to Linus Sandin’s second of the game off a beautiful pass from Morgan Frost. A beautiful entry all-around from the 1st power-play unit. Ratcliffe takes the puck into the zone and drops it over to Sandin, who calmly gets it back to Zamula (despite a Ranger being right on-top of him) to set things up. Zamula wastes zero time in finding Morgan Frost, who finds Sandin in the slot for the quick wrist shot snipe.
I’m not sure who scored the 5th goal but it was a really nice cap to what was a pretty solid shift from the Strome – Ritchie – Burroughs line. The puck finds its way too Wyatt Wylie at the right point, who then snaps it over to Ethan Samson at the left point, Samson puts a nice little wrist shot on net and it gets deflected by either Ethan Burroughs (#90) or Nolan Ritchie (#83).
Either way, 5-3 Flyers.
To cap off the game, Morgan Frost intercepts a Rangers pass while their goalie is pulled and pots the empty netter to make it 6-3.
- Morgan Frost: 1G-2A-3P
- Linus Sandin: 2G-1A-3P
- Tyson Foerster: 2G-0A-2P
- Egor Zamula: 0G-2A-2P
- Wyatt Wylie: 0G-2A-2P
- Issac Ratcliffe: 0G-1A-1P
- Ethan Samson: 0G-1A-1P
- Nolan Ritchie/Ethan Burroughs: 1G-0A-1P
Mandatory Credit: (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)