The Ottawa Senators are so bad that I saw, with my own eyes, Andrew MacDonald break up a zone entry, strip the puck carrier, and break out.
Now, a 3-2 final score doesn’t typically indicate one team vastly outplayed the other, but on this night the Philadelphia Flyers were the much better team. They weren’t able to convert the chances they created for themselves, but outshooting Ottawa 36-22 and out-attempting them 65-46 displays the orange and black’s territorial dominance, even considering it took seven minutes for the Flyers to record their first shot on net.
Michael Raffl (1G 1A), Philippe Myers (3 shots, 2 hits, 13:02 TOI), and Nolan Patrick (1A) all stood out in the win, and the depth showing itself was a bonus on a night that the Boys on Broad were without Jakub Voracek, serving the first of his two-game suspension.
Listen to the embedded podcast for a full recap, as well as reaction to Jake’s suspension, a run down of offseason free agent targets, and a whole lot more in this hour-long edition of the postgame show.