Unfortunately the lead was short-lived. The Red Wings scored on their next shot attempt. Even worse, after scoring the Red Wings controlled the game and scoring chances the next period and a half. The teams would go on to trade goals in the third period, before the Wings won in a shootout.
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Konecny and Voracek show. Travis Konecny and Jakub Voracek continue to be the source of most of the Flyers best offense on a game-to-game basis. They had the best volume of chances, and scored the Flyers’ only even-strength goal.
Other Lines Still in Flux. While the Couts line with Voracek and Konecny has been consistently excellent, every other Flyers line is still up in the air. Matt Read joined Giroux and Simmonds in this one, but didn’t find much success. A third line with Schenn and Weise also continues to be mediocre.
Even deployment. It is fairly surprising how evenly all 3 pairs were used in this game, particularly how Michael Del Zotto saw the least 5v5 ice time. I’ll be surprised if the latter continues.
The Philadelphia Flyers will play the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday night at 7. The Maple Leafs have their share of exciting young stars in Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner, but can’t put it together into wins. They are in last place in the Atlantic division.