The Philadelphia Flyers played their final road game of the season on Saturday night. It was scoreless through two periods and they held a late lead, but the Capitals pulled it out in overtime.
Today is the final off day of the Flyers season. They’ll wrap things up on Monday night against the Devils at the Wells Fargo Center.
Welcome to the Morning Skate, our roundup of links on Philly Hockey Now as well as other sites around the National Hockey Now network and hockey world!
- Scott Laughton scored on an absolute snipe and Alex Lyon was perfect through 59 minutes on Saturday night. However, the Capitals scored late to tie it and then won it in overtime. (Philly Hockey Now)
- We rewatched all of Cam York’s shifts from his NHL debut on Friday night. He looked like an experienced defenseman despite it being just his first NHL game, and his teammates and coaches took notice. (Philly Hockey Now)
- The kids are alright! If you missed Friday night’s game, or just want to relive the win, check out or recap of the game with analysis, highlights, and more. Joel Farabee extended his team lead in goals and Wade Allison scored a pair as Cam York impressed in his NHL debut. (Philly Hockey Now)
- Cam York and Tyson Foerster, the Flyers’ two most recent first-round picks, connected for a pair of goals in the Phantoms’ win on Wednesday night. That earned York a call-up and Foerster could be making a case for a roster spot next season. (Philly Hockey Now)
- Shayne Gostisbehere shoved Mark Friedman into the boards late in Tuesday night’s game, earning himself a two-game suspension that he did not agree with. (Philly Hockey Now)
Around the NHL
- The Pittsburgh Penguins and Penguins fans found themselves in an awkward position on Saturday night. After the Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 in regulation on Saturday afternoon, the Penguins needed a little bit of help from the Philadelphia Flyers to win the MassMutual East Division. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
- The Islanders scored five goals against the New Jersey Devils and snapped a three-game skid with a 5-1 win in what could be the last regular-season game at the Nassau Coliseum. Saturday marked the first time since April 20 against the New York Rangers that the Islanders have scored five or more goals in a single game. (NYI Hockey Now)
- The Boston Bruins missed an opportunity to keep pace for first place in the East Division with a third-period collapse that led to a 5-4 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon. (Boston Hockey Now)
- The Colorado Avalanche are barrelling towards the playoffs, but Nathan MacKinnon is banged up. They’re hoping it’s not serious, but it was serious enough for him to sit out on both Friday and Saturday. (Colorado Hockey Now)
- The San Jose Sharks have a young team, but their young players are showing some positive signs recently. (San Jose Hockey Now)
- The Golden Knights went to overtime yet again on Friday night, and once again they came away victorious. Their overtime record is seriously impressive. (Vegas Hockey Now)
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