The Philadelphia Flyers sought out to do something they haven’t accomplished yet this season. Pick up a win against the Boston Bruins.
The Flyers’ win wasn’t easy. But the Flyers put enough effort into the game and pulled through.
To help get the Flyers on the board first, Travis Konecny took an opportunity to score on a loose puck.
There were plenty of other opportunities that the Flyers had, which would have likely helped them score more goals than they did. However, those opportunities were not capitalized by the team.
Fortunately, those weren’t costly, despite the Bruins netting in a goal thanks to Karson Kuhlman.
The game was still tied 1-1 until the Bruins snapped in another goal, now taking a 2-1 lead in the second period.
During the third period, it seemed more likely that the Bruins would score another goal, therefore depriving the Flyers of a much-needed two points.
But, thanks to Sean Couturier’s goal, he helped tie the game back up at 2 apiece. This equalizer apparently helped the team gain some motivation. They were able to maintain a solid performance during the remainder of the final period, forcing overtime.
At this point, both teams knew that they would need to bring their A-game in overtime. That’s exactly what both the Bruins and Flyers did.
Looking at the Bruins’ side, Dan Vladar provided a strong performance in between the pipes for the most part. There were several chances the Flyers had to score, many of which were breakaways. However, Vladar denied the majority of those goals to keep his team alive.
It didn’t last long, as Travis Sanheim for the Flyers ripped a shot past Vladar, giving the Flyers a major 3-2 win.
Looking Ahead for the Flyers
This win means the Flyers improve to 18-14-5 this season, with a total of 41 points in the East Division. They sit at fifth place in their division, right below the Bruins.
In addition, the Flyers have moved a little closer in the race for the final playoff spot. They are within three points of the Bruins in their division.
Next up for the Flyers will be another meeting with the Bruins tonight (Tuesday, April 6) in Philadelphia.
If they can pull of another big win against the Bruins, this would only open their chances of heading to the playoffs a little wider.The Flyers has an okay performance during their recent game, but it is crucial that they put in a stronger momentum during tonight’s matchup in order to pull off another huge win.
Additionally, the Flyers have two big and intereting matchups coming up. For example, after they complete their last of a two-game sweep with the Bruins, the Flyers will take on the New York Islanders in a Thursday night battle.
This game seems like it will certainly be an interesting one for the Flyers. They are looking for any points they can get to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Islanders are just second in the Eat Division, with a 24-10-4 record. They hold a two-game winstreak, and the Islanders have maintained a pretty strong performance all season long.
While it hasn’t neccesarily been as consistent as the Islanders would like, it still proves that the Flyers will be facing a pretty tough opponent. This could be a good test for the team.
Then, in the coming days, the Flyers will have to face off against the Washington Capitals, who are first ranked and have maintained a strong performance this season.
Both of these games will be interesting to see how the Flyers perform.