The Flyers ended the season with a 37-37-8 record after a 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Oskar Lindblom (17), Travis Konecny (24) and Sean Couturier (33) had the Flyers goals.
Carter Hart stoped 24 of 28 shots in the loss.
The Flyers did their pregame awards.
Gene Hart Memorial (Most Heart): Sean Couturier
Bobby Clarke (Team MVP): Sean Couturier
Barry Ashbee (Best Defender): Radko Gudas
Pelle Lindbergh (Most Improved): Travis Sanheim
Toyota Cup (Most 3 Stars Points): Carter Hart
Yanick Dupre (Class Guy): Andrew MacDonald
I’m going to go ahead and add my own award:
Most Underappreciated: Travis Konecny.
Konecny had 24 goals, played all up and down the lineup and stirred the pot while doing it without complaining. In a world where the Flyers as a team make the playoffs (and probably do with a full season of a healthy Elliott-Hart tandem) he is the type of guy that would be looked at for the grit and versatility he brings.
If you’re looking ahead to next year, then Mark Friedman’s NHL debut was for you. He made several noticeable plays with the puck and some bad luck kept him off the score sheet. If you’re thinking about who the odd man out is next season, Robert Hagg was basically benched for the third period when Scott Gordon ran the defence pairs of Morin-Gudas, Provorov-Ghost and Sanheim-Friedman.
Given that Phil Myers is a likely lock for next season; this was probably a good look at who Chuck Fletcher doesn’t plan on bringing back.
So with this final recap, and more of a thoughts, the Flyers offseason begins with another season of draft lottery watching.
After that, between lottery determination and the draft, some prospect reports will go out. We’ll also take a look at some end of season grades on the roster, management and coaching, and after the draft, UFA profiles will go up and late summer will see the return of projecting prospects where we’ll try to fill the remaining voids of the roster.