PHILADELPHIA FLYERS vs CAROLINA HURRICANES: Game Summary - Observations - Insights - Highlights & More

David McLeod
October 30, 2022  (0:54)

Key Matchup: Brent Burns vs Tony DeAngelo

Brent Burns was acquired by The Carolina Hurricanes in the offseason, for Steven Lorentz, Eetu Makiniemi, and a third round pick in 2023. The 37 year old defenseman spent 11 season with the San Jose Sharks, posting 172 goals, 422 assists, for 594 points and had 777 points entering the 2022-23 season.
Burns was brought in to bolster the Hurricanes backend, after Carolina was forced to move Tony DeAngelo to the Flyers for three draft picks; two seconds (2023 and 2024) and a fourth (2022), as they could not sign DeAngelo to an extension.
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The Flyers thought they added the puck moving, offensive defensman they were desperately missing, when they traded for Ryan Ellis. A potentially career ending injury to Ellis once again forced Chuck Fletcher to seek a top pairing, power play capable D.
Fletcher didn't waste time and traded for Tony DeAngelo on July 8th, 2022 and it is gamble has paid immediate dividends for the Flyers.
DeAngelo was coming off of two 50+ point seasons, one with the New York Rangers and the other with the Carolina Hurricanes, but missed the majority of the 2020-21 season after getting into an altercation with the Rangers backup goalie, Alexander Georgiev. In seven games with the Flyers, DeAngelo has notched 6 point - 2 goals, 4 assists, with 3 points on the power play.
Brent Burns was quiet on the night, until overtime hit. Burns went into overtime without registering a shot, was even, and found himself in the box twice. In overtime, all Burns needed was one shot to be the hero and it was a canon!
DeAngelo logged a substantial 25:25 of ice time and chalked up another power play assist, but it wasn't enough on this night.
1. Flyers Spot Another Opponent A Pair.
It looked like a weak goal by Jordan Staal to start the scoring, but Hart's skate was tight to the post and his glove was taped to his left pad. Sometimes a puck just has eyes.
Jordan Martinook one-timed a quick slot shot home, on loose coverage from Farabee, to give the Canes a two goal lead after one period.
2. Kieffer Bellows Debut:
The 19th overall pick in the 2016 NHL entry draft, Bellows just couldn't seem to find his niche with the New York Islanders.
Bellows made his professional debut in 2018-19 with the Bridgeport Sound Pirates and played two seasons in the AHL. Over the next three seasons Bellows recorded 25 points in 67 games for the Islanders, but find a home on a fairly established team.
Bellows looked like he may be able to contribute to the bottom six, as he plays a heavy game and isn't afraid to mix it up.

Bellows drew a key penalty midway through the second period, on a hard play along the boards. The penalty led to Tippett's game tying power play goal. Bellows finished the night -1, with 3 hits in 11:50 of ice time.
3. Another Multi Goal Lead Erased:
After an uncharacteristically tentative first, the Flyers came out of the second intermission playing a more aggressive, north-south game.
Brent Burns made an ill advised decision to vacate the front of the net and try and squeeze off the puck and Nicolas Deslauriers made him pay. Deslauriers had a goal and an assist on the night and was a physics force, registering 4 hits.
Tippett scored to tie it, on a nice give and go with Konecny. Konecny hesitated long enough to make the D overplay and open up a passing lane for Tippett to receive a pass and clean look on Antti Raanta.
The Flyers roll players saw limited 5 on 5 ice due the frequency of penalties Nicolas Deslauriers (9:32), Wade Allison (6:14), and Lucas Sedlak (9:18), but each bottom six forward contributed 2 points a piece; Deslauriers and Allison with a goal and an assist, and Sedlak two assists.
Sedlak had an incredible shift on the Allison setup, using his speed to close on the Hurricanes D and he seemed off the boards on a clearing attempt.
4. In Order To Be The Best, You Have To Beat The Best:
Prior to the start of the season the Carolina Hurricanes were the favorites to win the Metro, according to an NHL.com analysis.

Naturally that should be taken with a grain of salt, considering they had little faith in the Philadelphia Flyers. It wouldn't be a shock to see Carolina in the conference finals and even competing for the Stanley Cup.
The Flyers will look to rebound against the high octane New York Rangers on Tuesday, November 1st, in what could be a battle of Vezina contenders.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS vs CAROLINA HURRICANES: Game Summary - Observations - Insights - Highlights & More

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