Flyers fail to finish strong against Hurricanes



The second period was far more favorable for the Flyers. Travis Konecny came out and did to the Canes, what they did to his team. Konecny made a nice cut to the middle in the beginning of the 2nd period to finish a shot over Curtis McElhinney’s shoulder for an early opportunity to cut into the lead. The Flyers were playing with much more jump in the 2nd period and it was obvious there were some choice words said in the locker room in between periods. Five minutes into the period, Dougie Hamilton took a penalty in his own zone to give the Flyers their first powerplay opportunity of the period. The Flyers made no mistake and went to work with some of the best puck possession plays they’ve had all season and after constant pressure, Sean Couturier cut into the lead with a tup off a Jack Voracek shot from the point. Suddenly, the Flyers back in the game with all the momentum. Only moments later, Carter Hart showed why he won’t the Toyota Award for most 1st star performances when he stopped a wide open opportunity by a wide open man. This was one of Hart’s best saves of the year and an addition for the highlight reel. The excitement was short lived as the Hurricanes scored right off of the following faceoff. The Flyers finished with several opportunities and fight, but they would eventually head into the 3rd period down 4-3 to the canes. The last 3rd period of the season was up next and it would most likely be entertaining.