Recap: The Flyers beat the extremely short handed Avs
Well…the Flyers are back in the win column with a 5-3 win over the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Heading into last nights contest, it was widely known that the Avalanche were extremely short handed (even more so than Philadelphia) so there was a little optimism that maybe the Flyers could squeak one out.
Despite getting outshot 34-32, I still thought Colorado had the better high-danger chances throughout the game than the Flyers. Carter Hart decided to turn into 04’ Martin Brodeur and stand on his head.
It’s extremely scary (not really, I want Fantilli) to think about where this hockey team would be in the league standings if they didn’t have Carter Hart. He’s absolutely incredible and deserves an actual hockey team in-front of him.
There’s been a lot of talk around Morgan and rightfully so. He’s still yet to make a steady impact (maybe never will) in the NHL to cement himself as an everyday player.
With that being said, I thought his last few games were pretty good in terms of him creating plays, winning board battles and using his extremely slick edges to lose defenders in the offensive zone.
Frost picked up a PP assist on Tony DeAngelo’s goal. The 1st unit with Morgan on it looked fantastic, moving the puck at will for almost the entire length of multiple man advantages.
The last time the Flyers saw the Caps, they lost 3-2 in overtime and got outshot 32-23. Felix Sandstrom was the goalie and I do expect him to get the nod against the same Washington again tomorrow.
The Flyers are now the 8th worst team in hockey, jumping ahead of the struggling St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators.
Mandatory Credit: Johnny Ulecka