The Flyers had a solid regulation win against the 2nd place Caps last night with a 4-2 victory.
The Flyers looked…good.
They controlled the pace of play, Elliott made some solid saves, they were defensively sound, and their breakouts looked solid.
Yes, the Capitals were without five regular players including Alex Ovechkin – but a win is a win.
Enjoy it because we only have two games left.
Can the Flyers get back-to-back wins for the first time in Q2?
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Cam it be true?
Cam York mad his NHL debut last night and looked solid.
The kid can skate with the best of them and showed his puck-moving skills through great breakouts and some nifty rushes up the ice. He saw some solid PP time and you can get a sense to whether he could be the difference maker that we saw in Ghost during the early years.
While he doesn’t have the size, he never looked overwhelmed in the defensive zone either. Being paired with a stable veteran like Justin Braun certainly seemed to keep the rookie calm in his debut.
It is one game, but York is likely to stay up for the next few games to get a solid bite of the big league.
How does he respond in game two tonight? Was it first-game adrenaline or is the kid a player?
The Two Youts
Wade Allison and Joel Farabee accounted for the Flyers non-empty-net goals on Friday night.
Farabee is currently leading the Flyers with 18 goals on the season.
Not bad for a 21-year-old.
Wade Allison netted two against the Caps, including an absolute bullet shot off a crafty cross-ice dump in by Oskar Lindblom. Allisson currently has 4 goals and 1 assist in his 12 games this season.
Smaller sample size, but it is hard not get a little pumped about the offensive future with these two leading the way.
Can they do it with consistency to close out the season? Can they have a repeat performance tonight?
The Caps had an emotional week.Tom Wilson, what a clown. The Capitals big-dummy of a winger really started a crap-storm this week that burned down the Rangers on the ice and in the front-office.
Coming off that roller coaster, and missing key players due to injury and covid protocol, the Caps looked winded last night.
They still have something to play for as two more regulation wins captures the top seed in the East.
Will the Caps be able to rally and push the pace against the “nothing to lose” Flyers tonight?Photo Credit – Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire