The 24-year old stopped 30 of 35 shots in an overtime loss in his first game since last April. Stolarz played well and shook some of the rust off.
“I felt a little rusty,” Stolarz said after the loss. “I think my timing was a little off. Eleven months. It’s going to take a little while to get back. I’ve got to work real hard.”
If you look at some of the goals that he gave up, Stolarz wasn’t fully to blame – like this point-blank chance that opened up after a defensive breakdown.
He did give up this goal, which he’ll eventually handle once he’s back into game action. The shot squeezed through his equipment and eventually went into the net for a goal.
Stolarz is working his way back to being a full-time player. Hopefully the road to recovery is an easy one and he’ll be competing for a job with the Flyers in the next year.
Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. at Santander Arena.
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