Carter Hart guides the Flyers to their 2,000th franchise win as hope begins to build


After finally fulfilling his dream of playing in the NHL, Carter Hart is cool as a cucumber and confident as he starts again and again for the Flyers. Who would have thought this young man would be part of some Flyers history this season?

You would think he would be scatter-brained after being called up to the big club on December 18, 2018. Amidst the whirlwind end to 2018 and thunderous start to the new year, Hart has actually been living in Hotel rooms, yet somehow, the rookie remains composed, claiming it’s “Part of the business.”

I’m in a hotel, so I don’t have a pitch handy (Laughing and Giggling). I eat a to-go box (Laughing), and this season has gone by quick. It’s been a lot of fun so far. I love it here. They have a great staff, great facility. I’m having a lot of fun here.”

This kid has electrified the fan base in a crazy season thus far, and has cemented himself as the main guy next season between the pipes for the orange and black. It was only fitting that he guided the Flyers to their 2,000th franchise victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. What a historic feat this is, and the young Hart couldn’t be happier.

Following the game Hart had this to say about this miraculous save:

“I don’t know I just sort of saw the play bounce out to my guy on the side and just dove across and was hoping it hit me and it did.” 

Ed Snider founded the Flyers. He brought the Broad Street Bullies together, and quite frankly Snider’s legacy lives on today. The proud orange-clad faithful are happy Snider brought hockey to Philadelphia, as they stand by their team through thick and thin. They have seen some very good coaches and players alike come and go over the years: Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber, Bernie Parent, Brian Propp, Mark Howe, Keith Allen, Fred Shero, Pat Quinn, Mike Keenan, and Peter Laviolette.

Philly this one’s for you. Without the Flyers faithful support, this team wouldn’t exist today. Well, guess what Flyers fans Hart is the next one, as he guides this young Flyers team to many more wins. With that…Cheers to 2,000 more wins.


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