The Philadelphia Flyers put together another good effort against a great team, but this time they came up short. The Vegas Golden Knights proved to be too much for the Flyers in a 3-2 loss.
The Flyers were called for a ticky-tack too many men penalty early in the game.
Dave Hakstol didn’t like it.
And the Golden Knights struck first off an unfortunate bounce in front.
Petr Mrazek got away with one here, though.
The Flyers trailed 1-0 after one period of play.
They got it going in the second.
A snipe from The Captain.
What a shot.
The Flyers then suffered a scare as Nolan Patrick went down to the ice after a high hit.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare caught him up high.
Patrick left the ice with the trainer, but he eventually passed concussion protocol and returned to the game.
Travis Sanheim pinched down the wall to set up Patrick in front, but he and Oskar Lindblom were robbed.
The Flyers and Golden Knights were tied at one after two periods of play.
Sanheim had a great chance of his own early in the third period, but he was robbed by Fleury.
Sanheim then took a high-sticking penalty.
And the Knights converted.
But the Flyers would get it right back.
Wayne Simmonds took the cross-ice sauce from Voracek and roofed it.
Top shelf, baby.
Look at that sauce.
And the fancy footwork on the zone entry by Giroux.
The Flyers and Knights kept battling late into the third period.
But it would be Vegas who scored the fifth and final goal of the night to take a 3-2 lead.
Flyers lose, 3-2.
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