Flyers have consecutive wins to enter the All-Star holiday originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Flyers can at least feel a lot better about them heading into the All-Star break than where they weren’t even five days ago.
With Tuesday night’s 3-1 win over the Jets at Wells Fargo Center, the Flyers posted their first consecutive wins in 2022.
They entered last Saturday with the franchise’s worst 13-game losing streak.
James van Riemsdyk scored the winning goal in Tuesday night’s game on recovery with less than five minutes remaining in the game. Oskar Lindblom sealed the victory with a shot into an empty net.
Travis Konecny joins van Riemsdyk and Lindblom as the other Flyer in the goal column.
Attendees are listed as 13,433. Not good, especially when more fans attended Saturday’s game. The Flyers collected 13,763 for a 1 p.m. drop as a snowstorm rolled through the Delaware Valley. The team went on to win a 13-game losing streak with decision 4-3 in the Old Testament for kings.
The Flyers (August 15-22) recorded their first regulation win since December 14, going 17 games without a single.
They play the Jets (18-16-7) for the first time since February 22, 2020. Matt Niskanen is Ivan Provorov’s top defensive partner, Tyler Pitlick scores and Alain Vigneault is in his first season on the road. A finalist for the Jack Adams Award.
• Since starting 6-2-2 in the opening 10 games, the Flyers have won 9-20-6 in the next 35 games.
The past two games have shown significant improvement. Overall, they’ve been playing better in the last five or six games.
But they have scored more than three goals just once in 2022.
General Manager Chuck Fletcher and the front office will have plenty to appreciate during the All-Star break.
“Everything is on the table,” Fletcher said last Wednesday. “We will try to retool strongly here.
“The math is tough, so from its point of view, if this continues, then obviously we’ll be looking to do what we can at the transaction deadline to improve this team going forward.”
• The Flyers didn’t sleep well at the start when the Jets broke them on target 48 seconds after the game.
Kyle Connor did the honor for Winnipeg and the Flyers knocked it 1-0 in the first half.
Konecny drew the Flyers even on an impressive shot in the second half. He jumped on a turnover and hit it down.
The 24-year-old winger adopted an ambush tactic as the game progressed. His teammate Scott Laughton played well all game, drawing two penalties and assisting van Riemsdyk to score.
The Flyers drew 0 with 4 in a power play but found a suitable play.
• After getting his first win since December 14, Carter Hart took his second win in a row.
The 23-year-old has scored more than three goals in a game just once since December 8. He is 4-7-2 in that span.
Winnipeg nether Connor Hellebuyck, 2019-20 Vezina Trophy winner, denied 33 of the Flyers’ 35 hits.
• After practicing with the reins tight throughout last weekend, Derick Brassard fully trained on Monday and was on the ice for Tuesday morning.
The 34-year-old centre-back is preparing to return from a nagging hip injury that has sidelined him in 26 of the team’s last 28 games.
With a week-long interval between games, The Flyers reasonably decided not to force him into action on Tuesday night. But Brassard will only get there when the Flyers return from the break.
“It’s the most activity he’s had with us in a long time,” Yeo said Monday during Brassard’s practice session. “He said he felt it after training. It was a pretty intense workout, a lot of ups and downs, multiple stops and starts and battles, so that’s it. great.
“He’ll get a chance to skate a little more after the break, come back, practice well and hopefully he’s ready to go.”
Leaflets still not available Joel Farabee (upper body), Kevin Hayes (belly), Sean Couturier (upper body), Ryan Ellis (lower body), Patrick Brown (MCL sprain), Wade Allison (MCL sprain) and Nate Thompson (as).
Farabee, Couturier, and Brown have rehabilitated skating. Hayes was periodically on the ice in his rehab.
• John Torchetti sat behind the Flyers’ bench in his first game as the club’s new assistant coach.
“He’s technically savvy, he’s strength, he’s PK, he’s interim head coach, he’s coached in the American League, coached at ECHL, coached in Russia. He did everything,” Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher said last Wednesday. “I think he’s going to really help Mike, the coaching staff and the players.”
• The All-Star Festival takes place Friday and Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Giroux will represent the Flyers for seventh time in his career.
The Flyers won’t be playing again until next Wednesday when they host the Red Wings (7pm ET/NBCSP).
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