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The Philadelphia Flyers bested the Chicago Blackhawks in their season opener in Prague. With a final score of 4-3, the Flyers were able to hold off the Blackhawks for their first win of the season. Travis Konecny scored the first goal of the season for the Flyers by rifling one past Corey Crawford at 13:33 in the first period.

Chicago responded quickly however by tying the game 1-1 thanks to Alexander Nylander beating Carter Hart via a wrist shot. The Flyers continued to apply offensive pressure and scored two more goals in the second period thanks to Oskar Lindblom and once again, Travis Konecny. Alex DeBrincat of the Blackhawks scored a goal late in the second to help close the gap between the Flyers and the Blackhawks.

Micheal Raffl stuffed one past Crawford in the third period to give the Flyers a two goal lead once again in this game. Chicago’s comeback fell short as the Flyers were able to hold off a late game rally as Patrick Kane scored a goal to make the score 4-3.

The Flyers play the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday October 9th at 7pm at the Wells Fargo Center for their home opener.

-Jamie Martinez

photo credit: theglobeandmail.com

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