Flyers comeback against the Vancouver Canucks to win 3-2; Begin the season 2-0-0
It’s a great time to be a Philadelphia sports fan. Just hours after the Phillies clinched their way to the NLCS, the Flyers put together a 3-2 comeback win behind another solid game from Travis Konecny.
Nick Sirianni: “What a great time to be a Philly sports fan!”— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) October 10, 2022
Flyers Unfortunate Beginning
The Vancouver Canucks went up 2-0 in the first period despite the Flyers outshooting them 14-4. If you were to ask Carter Hart, I’m sure he would like to have those back. Nonetheless, It felt as if the Flyers stick to their game and kept applying pressure they would eventually break through.
Tony DeAngelo started the comeback effort with a point shot on the powerplay for his first goal as a Philadelphia Flyer. The assists go to James Van Riemsdyk and Kevin Hayes.
Olle Lycksell tripped Tanner Pearson near the end of the second and what first appeared to be a momentum killer ended up being a blessing a disguise.
Konecny’s Impressive Start
Travis Konecny has been really energized out of the gate to open the season with 4 points in two games. He was put in a penalty kill role as a result of his recent efforts, and Tortorella was quick to praise him in the post game press conference.
John Tortorella believes Travis Konecny and Cam Atkinson are very similar. Flyers want Konecny to kill penalties, play all situations. He really helped them tonight on PK. pic.twitter.com/Z3g2xZQqNv— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) October 15, 2022
He made a split-second read while shorthanded to bounce a pass to Scott Laughton for a game tying breakaway goal.
Scott Laughton riding the Phillies’ momentum across the street. pic.twitter.com/E78qnBj7de— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) October 15, 2022
Later in the third period after a Nic Deslauriers fight, he would go on to score the game winning dagger that would put Philadelphia up 3-2. A quick, shifty move near the blue paint and it was a classic TK goal.
3 goals in the first 2 games. He’s baaaaack. pic.twitter.com/NzVOjuJBpQ— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) October 15, 2022
Carter Hart’s Bounce Back
After letting up the two goals that gave Vancouver an early lead, Hart started to dial in and ended up making some huge saves in the game.
The Canucks started to buzz towards the end of the second and he kept us in the game to be able to complete this comeback.
Tortorella also praised his saves in the final minutes of the third period during the penalty kill, pointing to that as one of the reasons we were able to steal this comeback victory. Hart finished with 28 saves on 30 shots.
The Florida Gauntlet
Next on our schedule a Florida back-to-back beginning with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday (ESPN). Combine that with a Wednesday night game against the Florida Panthers (TNT), and it’s a pretty rough test. Let’s see how the boys handle it.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Flyers