Carter Hart and Rasmus Ristolainen on the defensive attack in Seattle
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Flyers fall in overtime in Seattle but keep road point streak alive

Published December 30, 2023 at 10:57

The Philadelphia Flyers kept their road point streak alive on Friday night as they fell in overtime to the Seattle Kraken 2-1 in a stellar defensive performance by the Flyers and goalie Carter Hart. This was the second leg of the Flyers back-to-back as they defeated Vancouver on Thursday night, as well as the third of a five game road trip.

Despite the valiant defensive effort the Flyers showed all night, exhaustion set in as they couldn't hold on to a 1-0 lead in the third period as Vince Dunn netted a goal just five minutes into the period.

The Flyers had their chances on offense but once again struggled on the powerplay as they went 0-3 on their opportunities.

In the first period, however, the dynamic duo of Scott Laughton and Travis Konecny connected on a shorthanded goal once again as the duo took a two-on-one into Seattle's zone and Laughton fired it in as Konecny finished the job and snuck one behind Joey Daccord.

The Flyers have been elite on the penalty kill, netting nine shorthanded goals on the year, while only having 12 goals on the powerplay.

In the net, Carter Hart had one of his best performances of the year as he only allowed one goal during regulation stopping 27 of 28 shots on the night.

In overtime Hart performed well stopping three shots but ultimately Justin Schultz ended it for the Flyers as he netted in a pass from Oliver Bjorkstrand.

"Last goal is obviously one I want back, I made abad read but I'll learn from it and move on. We did a great job tying up sticks, blocking shots, boxing guys out. I thought we played pretty well tonight just didn't get the end result we wanted."

Despite the loss, the Flyers once again picked up a point, something they have been able to consistently do as they have garnered 18 points in their last 22 games.

The Flyers will be back in action tomorrow night as they travel to Calgary to take on the Flames for a New Year's Eve battle with puck drop coming at 7:00 p.m.
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