The orange and black were looking to end a three-game losing streak of their own, and did so by actually making adjustments to their strategy and personnel. Nicolas Aube-Kubel made his National Hockey League debut, dishing out four hits and generally looking like a competent NHLer in his 5:44 of ice time.
The Flyers scored the first goal of the game for only the second time in 12 contests, and seemed to make a point to play much less of a perimeter game in the offensive zone.
The power play took on several different looks and actually connected on a goal while Nolan Patrick and Travis Konecny joined the trio of Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Shayne Gostisbehere.
Of course, the Flyers didn’t make the most of their chances and found themselves tied with two minutes to go thanks to yet another failed penalty kill, but instead of packing up shop and hoping to salvage a victory in overtime, Oskar Lindblom found Patrick by himself in the slot with a pass from behind the net for the game-winning goal with 1:51 remaining in the third period.
Listen to the Facebook Live postgame reaction for takes on an apparent change in the offensive strategy, thoughts on Jordan Weal, and a bunch more from a just-relieved-to-be-talking-about-a-win Director of Fun & Games.