There are a lot of reasons to get excited about an upcoming hockey game. Maybe you’re pumped about playing a divisional rival. Maybe the Flyers are playing a team with some guy you hate (Tom Wilson, hello). Perhaps you’re looking forward to one of the two games against your favorite team in the West.
Or maybe you can’t wait for the Flyers to enact a little revenge. And boy do we need something to get excited about right now, huh?
On November 2nd, the Flyers will welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Wells Fargo Center for the first of two meetings this month, and coming along with the Leafs will be our old pal Dave Hakstol. Hakstol was hired by the Leafs back in June and had been charged with managing the team’s defense. Cody Ceci fourth on the team in time on ice for the season? That’s Dave! You know when you know you’re going to see your ex somewhere, and you’re super psyched about because you look great and feel great and everything in your life is going well at the moment? That’s this game, friends.
The Flyers had a great October that ended on a low note, so they’ve got something to prove right now. After a four game winning streak that had the team — and us — riding high, the boys have hit a bit of a skid. Dave Hakstol and his Leafs aren’t faring much better right now, having lost four of their last five games. Saturday will mark the Flyers’ first home game since October 26, and despite it being the second game in as many nights, it’s fair to assume that the boys will come out on home ice with an axe to grind and a lot to prove to their fans.
If you’re thinking about heading down to the Wells Fargo Center soon to see the orange and black play live, this is the game to choose. A Saturday night, the chance to see Auston Matthews try (and fail of course, because Go Flyers) to work his magic, and the golden opportunity to see the technically improved Flyers try to show their old coach just how good they actually are. So grab a couple of tickets for Saturday’s game against those Toronto Maple Leafs by clicking the link below and be in the building for some great hockey, like Oskar Lindblom’s first hat trick. Feels like the right night for it, no? Take that, Dave.
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