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Welcome to the Flyers weekly review, when we look back on the week that was for the Philadelphia Flyers. Last week the Flyers hosted the Kings and Sharks and visited the Sens in Ottawa. Let’s look back and see what happened.
NOVEMBER 17,2015- Kings 3, Flyers 2
The Flyers played a solid game, getting a powerplay goal from Shanye Gostisbehere and a 3rd period go ahead goal from Claude Giroux. It looked like the Orange and Black would be getting a regulation win until Milan Lucic tied the scored with the goalie pulled at 19:04 of the 3rd period. After a scoreless OT, the Kings won the shootout to the surprise of no one. The Flyers got a point, but deserved two.
NOVEMBER 19, 2015- Sharks 1, Flyers 0
Despite out shooting the Sharks 34-21, Philly couldn’t get a puck passed Martin Jones in regulation or during the 3 on 3 overtime period. Melker Karlsson potted the only tally on a two on one with 1:15 left in the overtime. This was the Flyers second overtime loss in as many games. They had out played two opponents and only had two points to show for it. Sadly, this was the highlight of the week.
NOVEMBER 21, 2015- Senators 4, Flyers 0
The Flyers were shut out for the second straight game and lost their third game in a row. A Mika Zibanejad goal at 19:16 of the first period would be all the Sens needed to notch their tenth win of the season. They would add a Mike Hoffman goal at 1:22 of the second period to go with a Milan Michalek score at 17:25. Kyle Turris would cap the scoring at 1:36 of the third with his tenth goal of the season. Craig Anderson would make 36 saves in keeping the Flyers off the scoreboard.
So, to wrap up, the Flyers scored 2 goals in 3 games this week, still managed 2 points out of 6 and have been shutout for 2 straight games. This team needs to do something to score more goals and more quality scoring chances. Maybe it’s time to trade some players and change up the chemistry on this team because what they have been doing for the last two seasons just hasn’t been working. Dave Hakstol needs to figure out how to fix the offense.