MUST SEE: Tortorella points out teams strength after loss

Published February 17, 2024 at 1:45 PM

On Thursday night, the Philadelphia Flyers four game win streak came to an end in Toronto as the Maple Leafs escaped with a win in overtime, spoiling the Flyers comeback. Despite the loss, the Flyers were able to extend their point streak and head coach John Tortorella applauded his team and gave reporters an insight into the true strength of this years Flyers team.

After a strong first period, the Flyers seemed poised to spoil the Maple Leafs night at home as they got out to an early 1-0 and dominated the Leafs up and down the ice through the first. The second period however, momentum shifted quickly.

Toronto star Auston Matthews had one of those nights as he seemed to be invicnible against Flyers defenders, netting a hat trick as the Flyers found themselves down 3-1 with five minutes left to go in the third period.

After a skirmish by Nic Deslauriers, the Flyers seemed to turn a switch as two quick goals by Garnett Hathaway and Travis Konecny quickly tied the game and sent it into overtime. The Flyers ultimately fell in overtime as a quick goal by William Neylander lifted the Leafs over the Flyers 4-3.

While speaking to the media postgame, head coach John Tortorella gave an interesting answer when asked about his teams performance in the loss.

"They've been resilient all season long. They've done it all along the way. It's the steadiness of our room. They just keep on playing. Would have liked to play a little bit more of the overtime but it doesn't surprise me how this team handles themselves."

The resiliency and leadership has been a massive part as to why the Flyers sit at third place in the Metro Division and could be on a crash course for the Playoffs, a big reason as to why Tortorella named Sean Couturier team captain on Wednesday.
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MUST SEE: Tortorella points out teams strength after loss

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