By Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)
The Vancouver Canucks come to town with some fimiliar faces on board as the Flyers look to end a four-game winless streak. Mark Alt continues to hold down the fort on the blueline as Gudas is serving the second of his 10-game suspension.
First period: The Flyers got the early jump which peaked with an Ivan Provorov goal. Less than two minutes later Daniel Sedin tied it up with a filthy move on Neuvirth after a bad turnover. 19 seconds after that, Brock Boeser scored during a Flyers line change. Vancouver killed off a Sam Gagner hooking call late in the first. Flyers lead in shots 16-9.
Second Period: Again, the Flyers get the better of the game to start the period until a penalty on Sanheim killed the momentum as Boeser scored his second of the game. The Flyers got another powerplay to work with, however it was easily their worst effort of the year, not even one scoring chance. Manning went to the box for holding and Baertschi. Neuvirth was pulled after only 18 saves on 22 shots.
Third period: It was all Vancouver to start the period until a Jake Voracek goal at the mid-point. the Flyers tried to make something happen, but it was too little, too late. An empty netter for Loui Eriksson sealed the Flyers loss.
Takeaways: Well, there aren’t many bright spots after this one. The Flyers were outdone in just about every aspect of the game.
Three Stars of the Game:
3) Daniel Sedin
2) Loui Eriksson
1) Brock Boeser
PHI: Provorov (Filppula, Konecny)
VAN: D.Sedin (Virtanen, H.Sedin)
VAN: Boeser (Edler, Pouliot)
VAN: Boeser (D.Sedin, H.Sedin)
VAN: Baertschi (Eriksson, Vanek)
PHI: Voracek (Sanheim, Giroux)
VAN: Eriksson (Gagner)
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