Flyers’ Carter Hart Named NHL NEXT GEN Player of the Week


Philadelphia Flyers goaltender, Carter Hart, has been named the NHL NEXT-GEN Player of the Week for the first week of March 2020. In a week where the Flyers tie the Washington Capitals for first place in the NHL Metropolitan Division, Hart’s effort was recognized by the league. In the week, Hart secured three wins, including one on the road. The first was in Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers and the next two at the Wells Fargo Center against the Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres. Hart almost notched two shutouts.

At Madison Square Garden, Carter Hart had his worst performance throughout the win streak. Hart allowed three goals and maintained an 88.5% save percentage. He kept playing tough, outlasting Henrik Lundqvist. The Philadelphia Flyers got the 5-3 victory against the New York Rangers. “Cahtah Haht” only improved throughout the week.

Back on home ice, Hart returned to form. He allowed only one goal against the Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres each. He was 28 for 29 against the Hurricanes with a 96.6% save percentage. The Sabres attempted more shots on goal, but Hart was relentless, saving 38 of 39. Hart finished the week with a 97.4% save percentage against Buffalo.

Over the week, Carter Hart had a 94.6% save percentage while taking on 91 shots and only surrendering five goals. Those three wins are included in his 7-0-0 win streak since February 18th, 2020. Hart became the first goaltender in NHL history to have multiple win streaks of seven or more games at 21 years of age. He also collected his 20th home win in 24 starts in 2019-2020, matching the franchise mark for fewest games to achieve that feat. That’s drawing comparison to Bernie Parent and Wayne Stephenson.

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