Flyers get shutout by Toronto 3-0; Show a concerning lack of urgency
The Flyers took on the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight in South Philly and put together an unacceptable performance to say the least. This wasn’t a game where the goalie was unbeatable it was just a complete lack of urgency. It’s becoming quite concerning seeing our offense that was effective to start the year dwindle down to what we are seeing now.
Carter Hart was once again amazing in this game and kept them in it as long as he possibly could. It seemed as if the Flyers couldn’t hit the net and never even gave Jack Campbell a proper test.
The powerplay needs some serious retooling. After switching up the units around the West Canadian road trip they are ineffective and predictable. It’s hard to figure out if it’s the layout of the units or just the players themselves, because it’s not like they are scoring in other facets. Yandle was moved back to PP1 and the same issues were present.
One of the worst power plays I’ve ever seen— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) November 11, 2021
Losing 3-0 to the Toronto Maple Leafs at home with minimal pressure is unacceptable in my honest opinion. Toronto made it look easy when at times this season Toronto can barely play defense. You can’t keep relying on Carter Hart and Martin Jones to steal games all season.
The Flyers upcoming schedule is a gauntlet. Forget losing the game, the lack of pressure is alarming going forward into this rough stretch.
The NHL called this goal by William Nylander a kick on the ice then changed it after a review. This is probably the right call, but who even knows what goaltender interference and kicking motions are anymore?
No stick necessary 😎— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 11, 2021
William Nylander nets the puck off his skate! pic.twitter.com/LlsGqi0RtS
Hopefully Ryan Ellis can slot back into the lineup soon and provide some more stability. This lies on the offense though, they have looked asleep ever since the Edmonton game. We’ll see if this was the wake-up call.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Flyers