1. Ivan Provorov
Provorov was stellar yet again for the Flyers, continuing his strong season. He broke up a prime 2-on-1 chance for the Senators as the highlight of a great defensive game, and scored a sweet transition goal to highlight his offensive performance. He could have had two goals honestly as he almost went coast-to-coast again for another tally.
2. Scott Laughton
Laughton was great in this game, getting into it physically after the Senators took Travis Konecny out of the game, looking to fight whoever he could. He followed that up with the game-winning goal and chirped the ever living hell out of the Senators bench which, man, that was awesome. Oh and Brady Tkachuk can suck it.
3. Carter Hart
This wasn’t the sharpest game for Hart, but he did enough in this game to deserve the win. He made some huge saves that kept the Flyers in it when they were struggling to find their footing. The second goal is really the only one where it’s justifiable to point the finger at Hart, outside of that the defense left him hanging.
Answering the bell
1. Will the new power play spark things?
Not so much. The power play wasn’t great in this game at all and allowed a shorthanded goal, although that was specifically on Shayne Gostisbehere and Carter Hart alone. That ended up being their only opportunity on the power play in a horrifically officiated game, so it’s hard to give a definitive answer on this.
2. How will they rebound from the loss?
This wasn’t a pretty game from the Flyers, with the Senators controlling the pace of the game for extended periods of time. It’s hard to say if they really rebounded because I think they played a better overall game vs. Arizona, but they weren’t terrible in this game either. They come away with the win in this one despite not playing their best hockey, but hey, good teams win games like this.
Play of the game
It’s Scott Laughton yelling at the Senators’ bench, because this is what everyone wishes they could do to the Senators’ players after this game.