Flyers fall 4-1 to Giroux and the Ottawa Senators; lacked timely finishing
Claude Giroux and the Ottawa Senators enacted their revenge on the Flyers beating them 4-1 in Philly. It was the Flyers’ best effort in terms of generating shots, but they lacked the finishing touch that has saved them early on in the season. Giroux tallied two assists in his return to South Philadelphia.
The game began with a quicker pace and both squads were exchanging chances. The Flyers seemed to gain the edge then capitalized on it with a greasy goal by Kevin Hayes. What a play by Travis Konecny.
The energy in the Wells Fargo Center began to rise prompting two fights out of Travis Konecny and Tony DeAngelo. On most nights you don’t want to see these two leaving the ice, but in this particular spot I thought it was a statement out of the team.
TEEEEEKS. pic.twitter.com/TfTCrCHBbr— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) November 12, 2022
Sadly this is where it all began to go south. Ottawa tied the game on a missed assignment and great pass by Claude Giroux, then the Flyers failed to cash in on three powerplay opportunities.
The Senators were able to cash in on their first power play opportunity and coast this physical game with a lead. Philadelphia led the game in shots but lacked the puck luck that has been a saving grace.
Wade Allison left the game with injury following a hit that looked quite severe, it was a tough scene to watch for a player whose journey was finally coming together in the NHL. Get well soon Wade.
It’s games like this where you see the alarming lack of game-breaking talent. Sometimes playing hard and out-checking a team isn’t enough and you need somebody to answer the call like DeBrincat did for Ottawa. It also doesn’t help that John Tortorella can’t seem to set his mind on a single line combination and hits the panic button often.
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