The Philadelphia Flyers took down the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night in South Philadelphia. A fast start from the best top line in the league got the Flyers out to a 3-0 lead, and they wouldn’t look back in a 3-1 victory.
Radko Gudas was back in the lineup and he was rocking a nice ‘stache.
The Flyers got things started early.
A one-time rocket!
What a blast!
They were just getting started.
Travis Sanheim had a good shift in all three zones, and he set up Valtteri Filppula beautifully here.
The top line struck again shortly thereafter.
Giroux gloved the puck down, and tapped it to Shayne Gostisbehere, who fed Voracek for the one-timer this time.
Another one-time rocket.
Gudas made his presence felt with this hit.
A Gudas hit to lay the Boum-a.
The Flyers led 2-0 after one period of play.
Brian Elliott came up huge all game long, and he made a big stop here in the early stages of the 2nd period.
Dale Weise, yes that Dale Weise, beat Crawford with a shot, but it rang off iron.
Jori Lehtera got up slowly after blocking a shot, but he was okay.
Then the top line struck yet again.
Voracek and Giroux set up Couturier for the finish.
A beautiful play!
A great entry and pass by Voracek, setup by Giroux, and finish by Couturier.
The Blackhawks got one back later in the period, though.
Connor Murphy got the puck after his first shot was blocked and beat Elliott to make it 3-1.
The Hawks had a great chance to get back in it after Gudas was called for tripping.
And just 16 seconds into the power play Provorov took a penalty.
But the Flyers were able to kill off the lengthy 5-on-3 chance.
Robert Hagg played a big role with both Gudas and Provorov in the box, he blocked a shot here.
And Elliott got his stick in the passing lane.
Elliott then turned away Saad at the end of the period.
The Flyers led 3-1 after two periods of play.
The Blackhawks controlled play for most of the 3rd period, causing Brian Elliott to come up big.
He made a nice toe save here.
Then trapped Artem Anisimov’s shot in his blocker.
Crawford answered on one of the Flyers’ few late chances as he robbed Travis Konecny here.
Konecny then helped disrupt a chance by laying out, allowing Gostisbehere to steal the puck.
And the Flyers won 3-1!
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