Tonight’s recap is going by the numbers.
6: The number of goals scored by Toronto. This is more goals in one night than goalies the Flyers have used this season
5: The number of goalies the Flyers have used this season. Their current statuses
Brian Elliott, Michal Neuvirth, Alex Lyon: injured
Calvin Pickard: was not good tonight after shutting out NY yesterday
Anthony Stolarz: it’s his turn now
.948: Anthony Stolarz SV% tonight. Which is very good, in 48 minutes of mop-up duty with the team down 4-0. He gave up 2 goals on 34 shots.
.930 Anthony Stolarz SV% in his short NHL career, including tonight. It’s likely unsustainable, and a .930 would basically make him the greatest goaltender ever. But to assume that he’s better than a league average .915 isn’t a stretch, even with the limited sample size. At this point, he deserves a game or two to see if he can be the bridge to Carter Hart. There is no chance he’s worse than any of the other options, and he has a the most upside of any one except a healthy Brian Elliott.
0: the number of goals the Flyers scored tonight.
The Flyers come back home to play Ottawa on Tuesday.