The Flyers end the season with 4-3 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Dale Weise scored a pair of goals and showed a late season resurgence that should at least give some hope for him next year that his contract won’t turn into an albatross.
Brock McGinn scored a pair of goals for the Hurricanes who won the final game of the season. Also for the Hurricanes, it was the final game of Brian Bickell’s career as he will retire after this season after being diagnosed with MS.
Anthony Stolarz stopped 32 of 35 shots in the 65 minutes of non shootout action as he played himself into the conversation for having a spot in net next year. The expansion draft will determine with whom he plays both as a team and as a goalie partner.
Robert Hagg made his NHL debut, the 2013 2nd round pick of the Flyers, 41st overall, had 7 goals and 8 assists in 56 games in the AHL this season. He played quite solidly paired with Shayne Gostisbehere early on and Ivan Provorov later in the game. He made a solid impression, just as fellow 2013 Draft mate Sam Morin did on Tuesday against the Devils. With the impending departures of Nick Schultz and Michael Del Zotto, it’s likely both Hagg and Morin are Flyers come October for a full season, and fellow prospects Travis Sanheim and Phil Myers will be knocking at the door as well.
Michael Vecchione also made his home debut for the Flyers, however unlike Hagg who took regular shifts, Vecchione 8:45 TOI was buried on the fourth line with fellow rookie Travis Konecny 9:41 TOI. In a meaningless game 82, this seems counterproductive to have stapled two players who are part of the future to the bench.
So, after 82 games, the Flyers end the season and draft lottery watch begins. Just like last year, we’ll have prospect profiles to help guide you through this summer.