Despite outshooting the Eastern Conference’s number one seed 37-22, the Philadelphia Flyers fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers will now have off until Wednesday January 31 for the All-Star break.
Michal Neuvirth, making a surprise start in place of Brian Elliott who was scratched with an undisclosed lower-body injury, was less than stellar stopping only 17 shots on the evening.
The lone bright spot of the evening was Travis Konecny extending his goal-scoring streak to four games, lighting the lamp on the power play to cut Tampa’s lead to 3-1 with less than seven minutes to play.
The goal was the result of a Doug Pederson-esque risk on the part of head coach Dave Hakstol, who called a timeout on the power play, pulled Neuvirth in favor of an extra attacker, Konecny, breathing life in to what seemed to be a lost cause.
The comeback was thwarted shortly after by Vladislav Namestnikov, scoring moments after exiting the penalty box for the interference call that lead to Konecny’s tally.
Check out Bill’s Facebook Live postgame for reaction to the game and what to expect as the Flyers make their playoff push.
BSH Radio reacts following a 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay
BSH Radio reacts following a 5-1 loss to Tampa BayPosted by Broad Street Hockey: For Philadelphia Flyers Fans on Thursday, January 25, 2018