One step forward, one step back. I guess.
The Flyers will make lineup changes ahead of tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues. The good news is that after two games off, Travis Konecny will check back into the lineup as Dave Hakstol has come to his senses regarding his young rookie forward.
The bad news is that Matt Read will be the one coming out for Konecny. Despite the Flyers earning three of four points in their last two games, the team has not looked up to those results, but Read has been one of the more effective forwards on the team.
"Okay, we'll bring Konecny back in. Who comes out?"— Charlie O'Connor (@BSH_Charlie) February 6, 2017
(checks who scored PHI's only 5v5 goal over past 3 games)
"Yep, that guy! Benched!"
Feels like yet another case — we’ve lost count of the number at this point — of Dave Hakstol overthinking things.
Speaking of: meanwhile, on defense, Shayne Gostisbehere will remain a scratch. This is game number three in a row that Ghost will be a scratch, which is surely teaching him a great lesson or whatever the hell. We’ll remind you that the Flyers were outshot 28-17 in Saturday’s loss to Los Angeles.
Michal Neuvirth will get the start in goal again, because he was brilliant beyond a porous defense on Saturday. Good luck, bud.