Courtesy of Philly.com
Welcome to the Flyers weekly review, when we look back on the week that was for the Philadelphia Flyers. Last week, the Flyers returned home to host the Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals and had a road tilt down in Carolina with the Hurricanes. Let’s take a look back at those three games and see how they did.
NOVEMBER 10, 2015- Avalanche 4-Flyers 0
Colorado scored 57 seconds into the first period on a bad goal that Michal Neuvirth wished he could have had back. Matt Duchene scored twice in the second period, including once on the power play to extend the lead to 3-0 going into the 3rd period. Cody McLeod capped the scoring with another power play goal at 2:04 of the period and the Flyers went quietly into the night. They only managed 25 shots on goal and were shut out for the first time this season. It was a disappointing effort for Philadelphia after such a good game against Winnipeg a few days before.
NOVEMBER 12, 2015- Capitals 5-Flyers 2
Thursday’s game against the Caps started off better; Scott Laughton opened the scoring at 3:34 of the first with his third goal of the season. Olympic hero T.J. Oshie tied the score at 1 with his fifth tally of the season. The Flyers would retake the lead at 1:07 of the second period on Claude Giroux’s power play goal. Then the wheels would fall off. Jason Chimera and Justin Williams would score 45 seconds apart to give the Caps a lead they would never relinquish. Chimera would add another power play goal at 17:27 the end the period. Nicklas Backstrom would finish the scoring inthe third period with his sixth goal at 13:51. The Flyers managed only 20 shots for the game and looked lost after falling behind in the second period. Things were not looking good.
NOVEMBER 14, 2015- Flyers 3- Canes 2 (OT)
After announcing that Mark Streit would be out for six weeks with a pubic displacement, Shayne Gotisbehere was called up along with Taylor Leier to play last night in Raleigh. The man they call “Ghost” would make his presence felt on the tying goal with a slick move out by the blue line and his shot on goal that was deflected in by Wayne Simmonds at 16:51 of the third period. This would force overtime, where Michael Del Zotto would slap pass to a wide open Jakub Voracek and he would deflect the puck into the open net behind Carolina goaltender Cam Ward. The goal was Voracek’s first this season,ending his goal scoring drough at 16 games. This was also the first game the Flyers won after not scoring the first goal of the game. They ended the week 1-2 but with a good comeback effort last night, perhaps they can build off of it and with the inclusion of Gostisbehere and Leier, some new energy and excitement.