6 Takeaways from the Flyers 2-1 overtime win against Calgary
The Philadelphia Flyers took on the Calgary Flames for the second time this season after dropping the first matchup in Calgary. The Flyers took home the win 2-1 in overtime in a frustrating yet satisfying game. Carter Hart and Jacob Markstrom got the starts for their respective clubs and both have been fantastic this season.
The Powerplay was bad again
Both the Flames and Flyers powerplay units have been abysmal lately and none of them cashed in tonight. 0/8 on the total powerplays in the game and 0/6 for the Flyers themselves.
They did have more jump than we’ve seen in other games and had plenty of close chances that couldn’t find its way in. Still not the results we were looking for, but at least the urgency was evident tonight.
Kevin Hayes gets his first
Kevin Hayes collected his own rebound to tie the game up at one and then pointed to the sky in honor of his brother Jimmy Hayes. A beautiful moment that undoubtedly pulls on the heart strings.
Hayes left the second period with what appeared to be a serious injury, but came back out to play the third. Huge sigh of relief.
Carter Hart is on a different level
Carter Hart is scary to play against right now and I said it on the latest episode of The Liberty Yell as well. Any question of how he was going to respond to last year has been answered and he was amazing tonight.
Hart and Jones have kept us in games all season and it was nice to see Carter Hart get rewarded with a win for his efforts.
Carter Hart tonight: 33 saves on 34 shots. .971 SV%.
The 4th line battled hard
I’ve given the fourth line a lot of flack this season mainly because of how Alain Vigneault deploys them. I don’t like the idea of trotting your fourth line on the ice after a momentum shifting goal.
The fourth line battled tonight and at times were creating chances. Zack MacEwen looks extremely comfortable right now and he popped of the screen a few times. Patrick Brown left the game with an injury and one can assume Oskar Lindblom is going to slot right back into the lineup.
Alain Vigneault said Flyers forward Patrick Brown jammed his thumb and wasn’t able to return after first period. No other information known at this time.— Adam Kimelman (@NHLAdamK) November 17, 2021
Rasmus Ristolainen continues to improve every game
Another great game from Rasmus Ristolainen. He seems to be getting better with every passing game and is finding a groove. Physical defense mixed with skilled offense at times and it’s been fun to watch.
With Ryan Ellis now being week-to-week, the play of Braun and Ristolainen become crucial. If we keep getting these kind of games out of the two we may be just fine. Ristolainen recorded an assist on the tying goal from Hayes bringing him to 3 points on the year.
Feel like we’re repeating ourselves at this point but another fantastic game from Rasmus Ristolainen.— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) November 17, 2021
Cam Atkinson saves the day
It was only a matter of time before Cam Atkinson found his way back onto the scoresheet. Atkinson battles relentlessly and is one of those players coaches love, defensively responsible with a finishing touch.
Just 45 seconds into overtime Atkinson and Couturier sped off on a 2-on-1 in which Couturier fired one for a rebound chance that Atkinson dunked home. Huge team win.
Next up: Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday (NBCSP/7PM)
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Flyers