The Phantoms went 0-3 this weekend and are now 31-25-3-3 on the season and sit fifth place in the Atlantic Division.
Attard had a goal and an assist in his last three games, and three goals in his last six games. Attard is oozing with confidence which is not only good for the Phantoms’ playoff push, but for the Flyers organization that desperately needs a right-handed defenseman to pan out, Attard sure look like he’s well on his way to being a staple on the main roster sooner rather than later.
Foerster earned his first NHL recall by the Flyers and has scored one goal and three points in his first five games. If you read this stock report weekly, you know we’ve been waiting for Foerster to take his game to another level in the AHL and it just hasn’t happened, but has has already seemed to fit in nicely with the Flyers, so maybe that recall was just the fire he needed to jumpstart his career.
Brink scored a goal on Sunday in the dying minutes of a lost game. It brings his total to eight goals and 19 points in 31 games this season, but he has just two goals and a single assist in the last 12 games. Visually, his play is still strong and he’s working hard, but the offense just hasn’t gone his way lately which could stall his overall development path.
Despite missing Wednesday with an illness and going pointless over the weekend, the Phantoms are just a better, more composed team when Desnoyers is in the lineup. He still leads the team in both goals and points with 21 and 39 respectively.
The 23-year-old 2018 fifth round pick probably doesn’t have a bright NHL future in front of him, but he did have a pretty solid weekend for the Phantoms. He doesn’t do much scoring but he can eat minutes and every once in awhile looks very good doing so.
Lycksell was a point-per-game player for most of the season until he was recalled by the Flyers in February where he spent most of that time in the press box and he hasn’t been the same since. He hasn’t scored a goal in eight games and has just two assists in that span. He’s still got 38 points in 43 games and is third in points on the team, but his disappearance lately is felt in the lineup.
Don’t look now, but Ersson has posted four consecutive games (as well as eight of his last nine) with a sub-.900 save percentage. While it hasn’t been all his fault, Ersson’s recent skid has been a big reason for their three straight losses. He’s the backbone of the team and if they’re serious about making a playoff run, he’s going to need to re-find his game ASAP.
By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)