Claude Giroux is a man of his word. After an atrocious loss in their home opener, Giroux promised that the Flyers would win on Wednesday in Ottawa.
The Philadelphia Flyers bounced back with a seven-spot for a big win against the Senators. Jake Voracek had a career-high five points, while five other players had multipoint nights.
Calvin Pickard made his Flyers debut in his awesome Gritty mask.
Dale Weise was back in the lineup.
Pickard was tested extremely early and he was up for the challenge.
But Ottawa would take an early lead after a review.
Then Jake Voracek opened the floodgates on his big night with a redirect of a Shayne Gostisbehere blast.
What a tip!
The Flyers would then lose Nolan Patrick after he took a high-stick in the period.
He would last be seen following this hit along the boards. Patrick left the game with an upper-body injury and would not return.
Then Brady Tkachuk made it 2-1 with his second of the night. An absolute snipe.
But Sean Couturier would answer it with one of his own.
Couturier drove the net and backhanded a rebound off a Radko Gudas blast into the net.
Voracek would then add to his goal total with a five-hole shot on the two-on-one!
Oskar Lindblom got hit into the boards away from the play and Jori Lehtera did not approve, which started a theme for the second half of the game.
Lehtera somehow received a double-minor and Dave Hakstol was not happy.
On that power play, the Senators would tie the game.
Then chaos ensued.
Somebody hit somebody!
It was a party in the penalty box.
It all started with some defense from Andrew MacDonald.
The Flyers would get the last Laugh(ton) as Scott buried a backhanded rebound attempt on a Weise wraparound to give the Flyers a lead!
Travis Konecny was snake-bitten, hitting multiple posts … again.
The Flyers would add to their goal total with some patience and great puck movement from their entire line.
Weise entered the zone, paused, and dropped a pass to Robert Hagg for a blast.
Hagg’s shot would be denied, but Michael Raffl picked up the rebound and drew Anderson out of the new.
Raffl tried to bank the puck in and the rebound went to the slot. Hagg pounced on the puck and scored.
Hagg was in the right place to pick up the goal.
Then the Captain would make it 6-3 on the power play, burying a rebound off a Gostisbehere blast.
The puck movement was incredible!
The Senators would add a goal and then pull the goalie down two goals. That wouldn’t be enough as Voracek capped his first career five-point night with an assist on the empty-netter to Laughton, who scored his second of the game.
A big bounce-back win for the Flyers.
We’re all Claude Giroux.
Pickard’s Gritty mask is undefeated.
The Flyers return to the ice on Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center as they’ll look to beat the Vegas Golden Knights.