Deceptive Numbers. The Flyers scored 5 goals in this game, but there wasn’t really much to be excited about on offense. In particular, the Flyers top two lines didn’t create much offense, while bleeding chances against.
Limp Shot Totals. The Flyers didn’t generate many chances this game, and no forward had more than 2 shots on goal. Part of that was score effects of playing with a lead, but part was that the Jets were simply controlling play.
Ghost Busted. Clearly the story of the pre-game was Hakstol’s decision to scratch Ghost for recent defensive lapses. Flyers fans were outraged by seeing Ghost scratched in favor of Andrew MacDonald.
Gudas and Manning Do the Dirty Work. Radko Gudas had a busy game, with 6 hits and 2 assists. Manning meanwhile had 6 shot attempts. Overall each player finished +2.
For once, the Flyers were on the positive end of suspect goaltending and “puck luck.” Steve Mason played one of his best games of the season from start to finish, while the Jets were victimized by some bad bounces mixed in with a very soft goal.