The Philadelphia Flyers faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. It was goals galore in favor of the Orange and Black as the Flyers shelled Vegas for a final score of 6-2. Before the game, Flyers head coach, Alain Vigneault made changes yet again to the forward lines. The move was made to see if any spark could be made within the team to kick start their offense. Flyer rookie, Joel Farabee was called up from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and made his NHL debut against Vegas. The Flyers got on the scoreboard in the first period courtesy of Travis Konecny while on the power play. Giving Konecny his fourth goal of the season, and the Flyers the 1-0 lead.
The floodgates opened in the 2nd period as four different Flyers scored on Oscar Dansk of the Golden Knights. Starting with Kevin Hayes with a wraparound goal in between the legs of Dansk. Later in the period a shot from Ivan Provorov was deflected off of Michael Raffl’s stick, giving the Flyers a 3-0 lead. The Flyers went on the power play yet again in the 2nd period and it was Matt Niskanen who drilled one past Dansk from a perfect cross ice pass from Sean Couturier. To top off the 2nd period assault, Oskar Lindblom snapped one home after a two on one rush up the ice with Michael Raffl. 5-0 Philadelphia.
Vegas showed some life in the 3rd period thanks to both Johnathan Marchessault on the power play and Reilly Smith with a snap shot late in the 3rd. The Flyers wrapped up the game with Michael Raffl scoring again on a breakaway, beating Oscar Dansk and giving the Flyers the final score of 6-2.
The Flyers travel to Chicago to face the Blackhawks on Thursday night. Game starts at 8:30pm EST.
-Jamie Martinez (Jmart9400)
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