In their 2nd game of a 7 game home stand the Flyers earn their first win in 4 games. This St. Patrick’s Day was a lot nicer to the Flyers then last year… Defeating the Sabres 5-2, Flyers have only won 3 games in their last 15 and are 2-4-1 in the month of March.
Owen Tippett felt the St. Patrick’s Day luck with an impressive hat trick becoming the third player in the past 20 years to score a hat trick on St. Patrick’s Day. Owen helped the Flyers take down the Sabres 5-2. He was all over the game and score sheet; It seemed like he had a dozen backhand shots, he created multiple chances, drew a penalty, scored a one-timer, had a beautiful breakaway goal and scored on the power play he created. Scoring his 19th, 20th, and 21st goal of the season, Tippett is now only 3 points away from 40 on the year.
“When he steps on the ice he’s dangerous, I think he thinks he’s a good player. Just telling the coaches, we know he’s a good player, more importantly I think he thinks he’s a good player and he’s kinda letting it go.”
“For any player it doesn’t matter what we say he’s got to take it, he has to have that swagger. Tip has a lot to learn still, but the improvement from where he was in camp for me when I was first introduced to him and met him. To where he is now mentally I think he’s made tremendous strides.John Tortorella on Owen Tippett
Owen Tippett entered this season without a multi-goal game in his NHL career. The 24-year-old has three multi-goal games this season and 21 goals overall. Per Jordan Hall.
John Tortorella has to like the way the Flyers controlled the game, with many key chances and a very strong offensive presence. Flyers had tons of offensive zone time throughout the game, capitalized on scoring chances, and controlled the pace of the game. An area the Flyers have struggled in this year.
Tyson Foerster gets his first point in his NHL career as he gets the primary assist on a goal from Joel Farabee. Tyson has been all over the ice in his first 4 games in the NHL and finally gets rewarded. Farabee finds the back of the net for the first time in 26 games, his last goal was on January 9th against the Sabres ironically.
Carter Hart had a strong bounce back game after allowing 5 against the Penguins on Saturday. The Sabres had multiple point blank chances and Hart was there for them. Only allowing two goals and keeping Tage Thompson off the score sheet. Hart would have liked to have the 2nd one back as it came with 0.05 seconds left in the game. The Sabres had 36 shots and a power play late in the game, Hart made 34 saves and was a very good positive in the game.
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