The Flyers are 41-29-7 during 2018.
SCORES & REVIEWS
12/22 vs CBJ Carter Hart took his first NHL loss in what was an abysmal showing against a team that usually stumps the Flyers. Phil Varone scored his first goal as a Flyer, but the Blue Jackets trio of Panarin, Atkinson, and Dubois accumulated a total of eight points and buried the Flyers 4-3.
12/23 at NYR Michal Neuvirth made his return to the Flyers crease with an impressive effort in a shootout 3-2 win over the Rangers. Neuvy made 32 saves and stopped all four shootout chances.
12/27 at TBL The Flyers got buried 5-2 through the first two periods, but fought back and managed to send the game to overtime, though another embarrassing effort cost them the comeback as the Bolts won in 18 seconds. Scott Gordon did a good job rallying his troops to make a comeback, something we haven’t seen very much this season.
12/29 at FLA Even though Carter Hart posted another solid showing, stopping 34 of 36 shots, the Flyers allowed two third period goals to seal their fate in a 2-1 loss.
STUDS & DUDS
Michal Neuvirth– Neuvirth had a great showing against the Rangers and managed to keep the Flyers in the game against the Lightning. More importantly, he stayed healthy through six periods, two overtimes, and a shootout. Impressive.
Claude Giroux– The captain had a goal and two assists in his last three games including a highlight reel goal against the Lightning. Giroux is up to 44 points in 36 games this season.
Carter Hart– Whether the team wins or loses, he has been consistently solid and he is proving he belongs at the NHL level.
Andrew MacDonald– Another week, another barrage of goals that are his fault. status quo.
Wayne Simmonds– Things certainly haven’t been going Simmonds’ way lately. He has been light on the puck and hasn’t been quite the offensive force the team depends on him being.
James Van Riemsdyk– The rough season for JVR continues as he has not found chemistry with anybody on the team, which is amounting to an atrocious season.
BEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME OF THE WEEK
I dare you to find a better goal scored this season in the NHL than this one by Captain Claude.
SAMUEL MORIN TRACKER
Coach Scott Gordon said thursday that even though Morin is “still a ways away” his workload will increase soon. He even traveled with the team to Tampa.
CARTER HART WINS UNTIL HE PASSES BRODEUR
FUN FACT OF THE WEEK
Ilya Bryzgalov holds the Flyers franchise record for longest shutout streak at 249:43 in March of 2012.
Capitals- 51 points
Blue Jackets- 47 points
Penguins- 46 points
Islanders- 44 points
Rangers- 39 points
Hurricanes- 35 points
Devils- 35 points
Flyers- 35 points
By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)