4 Takeaways from the Flyers’ disheartening 6-3 loss to Carolina
The Carolina Hurricanes traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers in an afternoon Black Friday matchup and came away with a 6-3 win. Antti Raanta and Carter Hart got the nod, and the scratches for the Flyers were Ellis on LTIR, Derick Brassard, Kevin Hayes, and Patrick Brown.
The Flyers’ starting lineup
Flyers lines and pairings today:— Jamey Baskow (@JameyBaskow) November 26, 2021
Giroux gets on the scoresheet again
Claude Giroux continued his great start whipping a pass that found the stick of Ivan Provorov to make it 1-0 just 50 seconds in.
Never in doubt. #CARvsPHI | #BringItToBroad pic.twitter.com/LoIocc2HHz— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 26, 2021
Giroux now has 17 points (7G, 10A) in 19 games and is one of the only bright spots on the team right now. Sounds familiar.
Farabee scored a highlight reel goal; Morgan Frost gets his first point
The kids came to play. On the penalty kill, Farabee bursted through the neutral zone and walked a Carolina forward and fired it through the five-hole of Raanta to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead.
Holy. pic.twitter.com/k0BEUD0YT1— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) November 26, 2021
Carolina tied it at the beginning of the second frame, but the Flyers were able to retake a 3-2 lead on a rocket from Rasmus Ristolainen. His first of the year with a crisp pass from Morgan Frost to get his first point of season.
Morgan Frost ➡️ Rasmus Ristolianen. pic.twitter.com/D2XkIN1ZOe— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) November 26, 2021
The powerplay is killing this team
The powerplay struck out yet again. 0-3. It’s extremely annoying when the powerplay is the reason you lose momentum. Predictable set-ups, failed entries, and a lack of a shooting threat all handicap the powerplay into the stressful mess we see now.
Therrien is consistently stubborn with putting his personnel in the spots they shouldn’t be in. The second unit had some chances and Atkinson even hit the post, but it’s getting completely unacceptable to this point. It’s making the team lose games on a nightly basis while I watch the opposing powerplay buzz around my screen.
Shades of last year with the rapid blown leads after every goal. 1-0 lead got cut to 1-1 without a spark. 2-1 lead cut to 2-2 off the second period puck drop. 3-2 lead vanished immediately after the goal.
I’m wondering why Vigneault deploys the fourth line after every single goal. He looks at the line as a safety net while Sebastian Aho’s eyes light up when he sees he’s opposite Connor Bunnaman. Incredibly frustrating and disheartening game from the Flyers and the schedule does not lighten up. 8-7-4.
Next up: @ New Jersey Devils on Sunday (7PM/NBCSP)
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