Kreider wins game, Flyers lose back-to-back in OT
Orange and Black were to compete with Red October. It would have been a little more interesting to choose the Philadelphia Phillies. The Philadelphia Flyers went deep into overtime with the New York Rangers and then Chris Kreider scored the only goal of the contest. On a breakaway, Carter Hart finally returned the match winner after a stellar performance. The Flyers lost 1-0, falling to 5-2-2 on the season.
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There were chances, but no goals. The first period was fairly contested. Some great chances for the Flyers, including a looping attempt from Travis Konecny blocked by Ryan Lindgren at the goal line. Philadelphia had the first chance on the power play and Owen Tippett had another chance, but Kappo Kakko shut it down defensively.
“Some guys grow, and as long as I see effort and care, and believe in what we’re trying to do; I leave the building in a good mood.
John Tortorella; 01/11/2022
New York led in both shot attempts, 8-7. The wraparound chance was the best opportunity Philadelphia had, and they held on defensively to close out the first. Scott Laughton and Morgan Frost made some killer plays down the wall, including a blocked shot.
Rangers were lively in the second period. Hart received most of his work during the middle phase of regulation, preventing more chances to cycle through most of the opposition formation. Hayes and Konecny were almost the ultimate opportunists, but Igor Shesterkin made critical saves when called upon. Shesterkin turned Noah Cates away before the end of the period, featuring a goalkeeper duel between the clubs.
New York had a huge 36-19 shots lead. The final frame started with the Flyers on the power play thanks to a late-period scrimmage before the second intermission. Philadelphia couldn’t convert, but John Tortorella had his team working hard. It was the best period for his team throughout the tilt.
“I thought they were playing hard. That’s going to be kind of what we are as we try to get this on the right track.
John Tortorella; 01/11/2022
Hart saved 35/36 shots on goal before Kreider scored the game-winner with just under a minute left in extra time. Zibanejad prepared the pass, because we all thought it would play out. The Flyers fell in their second overtime period in as many games, 1-0.
Hockey’s Lady Whistledown struggled to see who the “Diamond of the Tilt” was. Yet only one shone above the rest and that goes to Mr. Wall himself, Carter Hart. At the end of this game, Hart is sitting with a 94.3% SV and 2.1GAA. His 5-0-2 record gives another number to project his incredible start to the 2022-23 season. He’s playing like a franchise goaltender, and he’s yet to be defeated in regulation this season.
“The second period was a major struggle for us. The first and third we had ground. I had a few chances, but again both teams did it. Carter gives us a chance and we didn’t score.
Jean Tortorella, 01/11/2022
The Philadelphia Flyers play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)