The Philadelphia Flyers returned home to the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night with the goal of getting back on track and breaking a three game losing streak after a disastrous road trip. The orange and black accomplished this goal, improving their home record to 11-2-4 (.765) with a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Carter Hart was spectacular, making a season high 40 saves (had two 40-save, and two 41-save games last season) to secure the win, stopping his own personal losing skid at two. Hart was 0-2-0, .885 in two starts plus a third period relief appearance on the trip, but was once again dominant at home.
For the season, Hart is 9-1-2 with a .944 save-percentage in home games.
The 21-year-old netminder has given up only a single goal in four of his last five starts at the Wells Fargo Center, and on that home ice has given up three goals only twice in eleven games (Prague was a “home” game). Through 23 appearances (21 starts), Hart has surrendered more than three goals only three times, all on the road (4 GA @ FLA; 4 GA @ EDM; 5 GA @ NYI).
There was once a goaltender in this city who spoke on a premium cable network about the city being hell for goalies. Well, The Excellence of Execution does not seem to have a problem shouldering the load in the City of Brotherly Love.
Damn, if only Bryz had worked out. He would’ve been so much fun. I just fell down a rabbit hole with his 24/7 stuff. Freakin’ gold.
Ok, anyway, check out the postgame. You know the drill.