This is getting ridiculous.
The Philadelphia Flyers lost again on Tuesday night, making it nine in a row. Shockingly, 48 seconds of good hockey aren’t enough to win a hockey game in the NHL.
They were looking sharp in their lavender jerseys.
They honored a young cancer survivor for the ceremonial puck drop.
Then it was game on.
The Flyers got things started early.
A nice finish by G.
Robert Hagg got taken down to the ice, starting a scrum, and there were somehow matching penalties.
Even Travis Konecny is giving it to Dale Weise.
Giroux stopped and spin to set up Sean Couturier for a chance.
The 1-0 lead wouldn’t hold up, and halfway through the period the Sharks struck.
Chris Tierney stopped at the circle and fired a shot on net. It deflected off Travis Sanheim’s stick and past Neuvirth.
Konecny got in on a two-on-one rush, but Aaron Dell gloved down his shot.
Ivan Provorov was playing well. He stepped up for a big hit here.
Scott Laughton took a knee-on-knee hit then a knee to the head, but he would return after a short trip the locker room.
Wayne Simmonds got two minutes for “slashing.”
Then Michael Raffl took a delay of game penalty.
Joe Thornton beat Neuvirth five-hole on the five-on-three to take a 2-1 lead.
Then Valtteri Filppula took a holding the stick penalty, sending the Sharks to a power play in the final 15 seconds that carried over to the second period.
The Flyers trailed 2-1 after one period of play.
Dale Weise drew a penalty on a breakaway….
…but Voracek took a tripping penalty just nine seconds into the power play.
Giroux backed up for a big hti.
The Flyers had a few scoring chances on their next power play, but Dell denied them.
Wayne Simmonds got called for a trip.
He wasn’t very happy about it.
The Sharks controlled play most of the period, and finally got another goal.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic fired a shot from the point that found the back of the net.
Fantastic screen by Andrew MacDonald in front.
The Flyers trailed 3-1 after two periods of play.
It didn’t get better in the final stanza.
Konecny tried to get something going, but nothing worked.
So. Many. Turnovers.
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