On Wednesday the Flyers extend their record to 6-1-0. They are surprising a lot of people since the break. The way this team is playing recently is a bit unproductive for the “tank supporters”. Not only they won all 3 games, for the first time in franchise history, in the Western trip but they also beat one of the hottest team since December.
Travis Konecny did a hat trick to help the team beat Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. He is playing his best hockey of his career, making an impact on every shift. Konecny is on a 10 games point streak. Per Torts, the success that he is having this year isn’t as surprising: “I knew TK was a really good player. I’ve always likened him to a Cam (Atkinson), who I coached for six years.” (Torts).
TK isn’t the only player that is stepping up. Owen Tippett, that scored a big goal against the caps, has 13 goals and 23 points in 37 games. He already beat is goal recorded in a season. All we can say is that Tippett is a good addition to the Flyers, with his young age and his ability to score goal and be a power forward (per Torts). He is the future for the Flyers.
On another note, the goalie tandem is playing well and it is surprising to say that the Flyers don’t have any goalie problems. With his young NHL experience, Ersson finds a way to stay undefeated by playing with confidence. As well as Hart, it wasn’t easy for him since he came back from the concussion protocol, but he played well against the Caps and is finding his game back: making key saves at key times
To finish, some interesting news happened this week, Torts banned the iPads on the bench. This means the players can’t watch their last shift to see what they did well or wrong. The reason behind this rule is that Torts want the player to focus on the game and its momentum of it. He doesn’t want players to focus on what they did previously and don’t watch the game. This rule has an impact on TK because he is a player that watches the iPad a lot.