Flyers Notes: Travis Konecny Tries to Continue Hot Streak vs. Rangers
All in all, it wasn’t a bad road trip for the Philadelphia Flyers.
They went 1-1-2, finishing the four-game journey with a 2-1 victory in New Jersey as Carter Hart made 48 saves and stole the win.
“Cartr Hart keeps us in every game,” Travis Konecnyh said after scoring the winning goal on a third-period breakaway.
Konecny has seven points, including five goals, over his last eight games.
Philly (10-14-7) is now 2-1 against New Jersey (21-7-2) this season.
The trip included a 2-1 overtime loss in Vegas, a 5-4 overtime defeat in Arizona, and a 3-2 loss in Colorado, so all four games were one-goal decisions.
The Flyers’ power play was 1 for 9 (11.1%)) on the trip, and their penalty kill was 7 for 9 (77.8%).
The Flyers will host the New York Rangers on Saturday at 7 p.m. The teams met Nov. 1 at Madison Square Garden, and the Rangers recorded a 1-0 overtime win. Carter Hart was terrific, stopping 35 of 36 shots and getting the Flyers a point. A stolen point.
New York had a big advantage in shots (36-19) and shot attempts (73-40).
On Tuesday, the Flyers meet Johnny Gaudreau and the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Wells Fargo Center.
Gaudreau, 29, has 31 points (10-21) in 29 games with the Blue Jackets. He signed a seven-year, $68.25 million deal ($9.75 million annual cap hit) with Columbus in July. The South Jersey native had a career season a year ago, finishing with 40 goals and 115 points with Calgary.
The Flyers are 30th in the NHL in goals scored per game (2.39), while the Rangers are 18th (3.07). … … Hart said Joel Farabee’s fight Thursday against Brendan Smith was “huge” and helped to “get the boys going.” … Tony DeAngelo has missed the last four games, the last three because of a “family situation,” per John Tortorella. … Defenseman Cam York is plus-3 over his four games with the Flyers. … James van Riemsdyk has five points over his last three games. … The Blueshirts’ Artemi Panarin has dealt seven assists in the last five games.