The Philadelphia Flyers continued their annual western Canada road trip with a stop in Calgary to face the Calgary Flames. The stress of travel has definitely kicked in as this was the most disappointing effort by The Flyers this season so far. The tired club looked lost and at some times during the game very confused. Puck management was almost nonexistent, the power play was invisible and zone entry was abysmal. Calgary got on the board early in the game when Michael Frolik wired a wrist shot past Brian Elliot. The next goal also came from the Flames courtesy of Andrew Mangiapane with a wrist shot beating Elliot yet again, giving Calgary a 2-0 lead.
The Flyers were finally able to answer David Rittich in the third period thanks Matt Niskanen with a slap shot assisted by Travis Konecny and Sean Couturier. Trying to muster some offense, the Flyers pulled goalie Brian Elliot to give themselves the extra attacker and attempt to force overtime. Their efforts fell short however, when Elias Linholm sealed the deal on the game with an empty net goal. Final score, 3-1. Brian Elliot was easily the best player for the Flyers during the game. Stopping 35 of 37 shots on goal. This was his first start of the 2019-2020 season.
The Flyers will finish the Canadian campaign on Wednesday night when they visit the Edmonton Oilers for a regular season showdown. Edmonton native, Carter Hart will be in net for the Flyers. Game starts at 9:30pm EST
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