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!
- 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)
- 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)
- 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
- On the same day the NHL and NHLPA announced they will relax COVID restrictions internally and externally for vaccinated teams effective at the end of each team’s regular season, the Pittsburgh Penguins will get their second vaccination shot. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
- Kyle Palmieri broke a 12 game goal drought and had one of his best performances with the Islanders since being traded to Long Island in early April. The 30-year-old had three points — a goal three games into his Islanders tenure and two assists — prior to Saturday’s game against his former club. (NYI Hockey Now)
- After essentially missing the entire regular season for the Boston Bruins, it looks like Ondrej Kase might make a return just ahead of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The 25-year-old Kase has been out since the second game of the season back in January after taking a high hit from Miles Wood in a game against the New Jersey Devils. (Boston Hockey Now)
- The thing is, the Avs just are not going to get any help from anyone else. If they are going to win this damn division title, they’re going to have to do it themselves. (Colorado 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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