By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)
After having their first consecutive win streak snapped against San Jose on Saturday, the Flyers look to get back in the win column against the Coyotes.
First period: The Flyers were a sloppy team through most of the period with plenty of turnovers and sub par play in their own zone. The Fly Guys didn’t let their early woes halt them however, because it would be Giroux who would strike first after a great keep at the blueline by Gostisbehere. As the Period came to an end the Flyers were awarded two back-to-back powerplays, the second of which they would capitalize on after Ghost’s point shot deflected off of Derek Stepan and past Kuemper.
Second period: Lindblom got called for interference just 59 seconds in to the period, and 14 seconds after that, Galchenyuk scored on the powerplay. The teams would exchange powerplays through much of the rest of the period, though neither would score. It would be Couturier who potted the next one. Kuemper was run over by his own defenseman and got knocked behind his net and Couturier deposited the puck into the yawning goal.
Third period: The Flyers stayed strong through the third period and were rewarded for their efforts as Giroux scored after some great effort by Wayne Simmonds. Panik gave the Coyotes hope with a goal, but a Lindblom would seal the win 5-2 for the Flyers.
Takeaways: Probably one of the best collective efforts in weeks. Now that the team heads home it’s time to see if they can carry their momentum on home ice where they have struggled recently.
Three stars of the game:
3) Calvin Pickard
2) Shayne Gostisbehere
1) Claude Giroux
PHI: Giroux (Couturier, Gostisbehere)
PHI: Gostisbehere (Giroux, Konecny)
ARZ: Galchenyuk (Ekman-Larsson, Keller)
PHI: Giroux (Simmonds)
ARZ: Panik (Grabner, Connauton)
PHI: Lindblom (Patrick)
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