The Philadelphia Flyers finally had a clunker. After winning three of their first four home games, they couldn’t keep up with the Ducks on Tuesday night.
Sean Couturier scored twice, Jake Voracek added two assists, and Travis Sanheim picked up his first NHL point on an assist. In fact, the Flyers’ second goal was a milestone goal for all three involved: Voracek’s 500th point on the secondary assist, Sanheim’s 1st point on the primary assist, and Couturier’s 200th point on the goal.
Ivan Provorov was ready to go with a new defensive partner.
Brian Elliott made a great glove save early in the game.
The Flyers got on the board early.
Jake Voracek got it started and then Giroux set up Couturier for the finish.
A great setup by the Captain.
And a filthy finish.
Radko Gudas and Kevin Bieksa wanted to go, but the refs wouldn’t allow it…yet.
They got out of the box and immediately dropped the gloves. Then Gudas immediately got dropped.
Not one to remember for Radko.
The Ducks then started their barrage of goals with a tip-in by Ondrej Kase.
The teams were tied at one after one period of play.
Robert Hagg laid a big hit in the corner.
Things went from bad to worse for the Flyers in the second period.
First Nolan Patrick got hurt after being hit head-first into the boards.
That’s not good.
He left with the help of Jori Lehtera and the trainer.
Then the Ducks scored to make it 2-1.
And then 3-1.
The Flyers had a few good chances.
Simmonds on a breakaway.
Then Voracek in front.
But they couldn’t solve Gibson.
Simonds took a Gostisbehere shot off the foot, but he played through the pain.
The Flyers had a few chances and failed to convert, then the Ducks struck again.
Ryan Getzlaf fed Rickard Rakell for a 4-1 lead.
Jordan Weal had an open net on a 5-on-3, but he flubbed it.
The Flyers trailed 4-1 after two periods of play.
Weal had another prime chance in the third period, but he was stickchecked just in time.
Ryan Getzlaf made it 5-1 on a bad-angle shot.
The Flyers got one back later in the game.
Voracek to Sanheim to Couturier.
Voracek’s 500th point, Sanheim’s 1st point, and Couturier’s 200th point.
Ondrej Kase made it 6-2 on a penalty shot.
Simmonds’ foot looks just fine.
Travis Konecny got physical in the final minutes.
And the Ducks didn’t like it.
The Flyers lose, 6-2.
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