“It’s a good start, and then when they popped a few on us, they kind of deflated us a little bit,” Travis Konecny said. It’s followed by another game on Tuesday, John Tortorella and his players said.
We all know that professional sporting events carry plenty of NSFW language on the playing surface and in the stands that occasionally gets picked up by the various microphones located throughout the venue. The fun began late in the second period with the Bruins handily leading the Philadelphia Flyers by a 4-0 score.
But to kick off the weekend, he really wanted to express how little he cared what people thought about him taking the iPads away from the bench. *With no iPads in sight, Travis Konecny is still doing wonders for this team.
Carter Hart was a standout against the Capitals on Wednesday, stopping 26 of 29 Washington shots and helping to stave off a late push in the third period. He put together an even better performance Saturday night, turning aside 39 shots to earn the Flyers their third-straight victory.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Laughton had a goal and an assist and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday night as Capitals star Alex Ovechkin tied the NHL record for 30-goal seasons. He tied the game at 1 with 2:04 left in the first period.
Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella has a reputation for ruling his team's with an iron fist and although that has historically rubbed some players the wrong way, it has also earned him the respect of many players who enjoy playing in a system where every player is held accountable. There's no question that one of the players who came away with a positive opinion of the head coach was former National Hockey League veteran Cam Atkinson, who played many seasons under Tortorella's leadership on multiple teams.
That means the Flyers have now won six of their last seven and at the time of writing sit just seven points back of a playoff spot. However, the new year also brought the return of some players to the Capitals’ lineup, including Tom Wilson and Nicklaus Backstrom.
The last couple of weeks has demonstrated, among other things, that the Flyers can definitely still beat good teams on the right night. It’s not.
One exception to that right now is going to be the Philadelphia Flyers, as head coach John Tortorella took away the team's iPads and he does not seem to be in a hurry to give them back. That is not only classic dad energy, it is also everything you might expect to see and hear from Tortorella, one of the NHL's most old-school coaches.
But if you're looking for a handy guide on which players may be most deserving of your support, we're here to help. This may surprise you: one of the Metropolitan Division players with the most points who isn't already on the All-Star roster is Philadelphia's Travis Konecny.