Flyers earn win against another top team in Vancouver

Travis Politakis
December 29, 2023  (10:19)

Morgan Frost on the offensive attack in the second period
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After a brief break for the holidays the Philadelphia Flyers were back in action on Thursday night as they traveled to Vancouver for their second of five straight road games to take on one of the NHL's top clubs in the Canucks. The Flyers continued the momentum from the first 35 games as they exploded in the second period as they topped Vancouver 4-1.

The Flyers were finally able to capitalize on the power play, something they have been struggling with for quite some time, as Egor Zamula knocked in the first goal of the game for the Flyers in the second period as Cam Atkinson and Joel Farabee were credited with the assists.
Veteran Sean Walker continues to show he belongs in this league as he extended the Flyers' lead in the second period as the Flyers had a beautiful offensive attack led by Owen Tippett's diving pass to Walker as the Flyers lead went to 2-0 with 3:36 left in the second.
Just thirty seconds later Joel Farabee had arguably the goal of the night as he flew through the Canucks defense and deked out goalie Casey DeSmith to push the Flyers ahead 3-0 going into the final period.
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Flyers fans had a scare in the third period when goalie Samuel Ersson left the game due to dehydration, but is said to be okay and was replaced by Carter Hart who helped keep the Flyers lead with ease.
The Flyers put the game away in the third as a Garnet Hathaway shorthanded goal gave them the lead for good. Flyers left Vancouver with a 4-1 win, sweeping the season series with the Canucks.
This was a huge win for the Flyers as they have not only notched another win against one of the NHL's top clubs, but this win also keeps them at second in the tight Metro Division.
Veteran Sean Walker was especially pleased with the Flyers offensive attack and the effort they showed in an area which they have struggled with at times this season.
"We've been aggressive and not given other teams the chance to breathe and I think it showed tonight."

The Flyers are back in action tonight as they travel to Seattle to take on the Kraken at 10:00p.m.
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