The Canadian Campaign

The Philadelphia Flyers’ annual Western Canada road trip is currently in full swing and their first stop was in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada to face the Vancouver Canucks. The game was mostly controlled by the well rested Canucks and the tone of the game was set early thanks to Brock Boeser scoring on Hart early in the 1st period to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead. The Flyers looked very tired and sluggish for the rest of the period.

In the early stages of the 2nd period, Flyers rookie Carsen Twarynski scored his first NHL career goal on Jacob Markstrom, tying the game at one goal a piece. The little morale that was gained by the Flyers after that was quickly crushed by Tanner Pearson deflecting the puck and beating Hart, giving the Canucks the lead again, 2-1.

The Flyers dictated most of the 3rd period by controlling the puck and applying tremendous pressure in the Vancouver zone. They woke up and out shot the Canucks in the 3rd period and scored on a power play, forcing another tie, 2-2. The goal came from Oskar Lindblom beating an out of position Jacob Markstrom during the power play. The Flyers were able to force overtime in Vancouver, gaining one point in the Metro Standings. They were unable to claim the second point as the Canucks defeated The Flyers in a shootout. Canucks veteran goalie, Jacob Markstrom stood tall and bested the Flyers, keeping Vancouver in the game.

The Flyers continue their Canadian campaign as they move on to face The Calgary Flames on Tuesday night at 9pm EST.

 

by: Jamie Martinez9400

photo credit: apnews.com

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