Flyers look to keep momentum going in Seattle

Travis Politakis
December 29, 2023  (10:27)

Sean Walker on the hunt in the first period in Vancouver
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Thursday night saw the Flyers take down one of the NHL's top teams as they dominated the Canucks 4-1, thanks to a massive second period that saw three goals. The Flyers have a quick turnaround however, as they are back in action tonight to take on the Seattle Kraken.

Friday night will be the Flyers' third straight of five road games as they travel to the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle to take on the Kraken. Although the Flyers have all the momentum and are coming off a huge win, Coach Tortorella has emphasized to his team the importance of having a short memory and staying locked in on the task at hand.
"After Christmas is really where you get into the thick of it in this league and really find out a lot about your team. This time of year you have to check. You have to check it's one of the most important things we work on and I emphasize to the players."
Although they sit at fourth in the Pacific Division standings, Seattle comes into Friday's matchup riding a three-game win streak with their most recent victory coming in a 2-1 win against the Calgary Flames.
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Defenseman Vince Dunn is someone the Flyers must keep their eyes on as he leads the team in points with 29 as well as assists with 24. On the offensive attack Oliver Bjorkstrand and Jared McCann will have the Flyers' full attention as they have led the Kraken in goals this season.
It has yet to be announced who will be in goal for the Flyers tonight after Samuel Ersson left yesterday's game due to dehydration, but Coach Torts assured the media that all is well with Ersson.
It's another late night for Flyers fans as puck drop is set for 10:00p.m. EST.