The Philadelphia Flyers wrapped up their weekend with a 2-1 overtime loss against old friend Sergei Bobrovsky and the Colombus Blue Jackets. The Flyers had a chance to end the weekend winning two straight, but they just couldn’t solve Bobrovsky and had to settle for three out of four points.
The Flyers came back to tie the game with 16.5 seconds to go in regulation and Steve Mason on the bench for the sixth attacker. Brayden Schenn slipped a backhander past Bobrovsky off a point shot by Ivan Provorov. Steve Mason was stellar in net stopping 23 of 25 shots. Mason made several key stops including a second period breakaway by he Blue Jackets Boone Jenner. Mason had no chance against the Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno on the winner.
Lets start with the officiating. An absolutely brutal call on the Flyers disallowed goal in the first. That call changed the game as the lead would have been with the Flyers, less than two minutes into the game.
Next, why is Dale Weise playing in overtime? Is Coach Hakstol trying to prevent a goal, Or win the game?! Putting him out there with Sean Couturier means two of your slowest forwards are on the ice. Couturier is understandable, I don’t get Weise and his two goals on the season.
Brayden Schenn had a wide open net in the second period that he not only missed the net on, but shot it completely over the glass. In a game where you are up against one of the top goalies in the league, you have to capitalize on ever chance. Starts, again for this team. Five first period shots just won’t get it done. They cannot continue this trend. This team has too much offensive talent to create five shots on goal.
Overall it was a good weekend. Three out of four possible points is good. But you have to remember the teams that are chasing them for that second wild card spot all have games in hand. It’s a crucial week coming up with four games in six days. Three of which are on the road where they have struggled this year.
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