HockeyElliott makes 34 saves as Flyers tie series at 1 by Evan Watson April 14, 2018 Just as we all expected, the Flyers turn around and win 5-1 in PPG Paints Arena.Hakstol sent a message by using the exact same lineup top to bottom. He knows his guys were capable, and they needed to fix their own play.The scene from Pittsburgh turned ugly as fans threw towels on the ice. It was a chippy game that foreshadows a hard checking series.Philadelphia came out looking better than they had at any point in Game 1.They strung together passes, breakouts, and counter-attacks that we missed on Wednesday night.The turnovers were few and far between, and the Flyers executed on the chances they did get.Outshot in every period to a total of 35-20, they made things count, potting 5 goals.The penalty kill was swift and efficient, once again keeping the number one ranked unit 0/4 on their opportunities.The man advantage for Philadelphia converted 2/3 chances and Shayne Gostisbehere opened the scoring on a shot that trickled through Murray from the point with less than a minute remaining in the first.This goal ended Murray’s playoff shutout streak of 225:49, a Penguins record, dating back to Game 4 of the 2017 Cup Final against Nashville.Philadelphia’s top line came out quickly in the second.On a rush, Provorov found Couturier open down low, who banked the puck past Murray for a 2-0 lead 47 seconds into the period.Elliott made 23 saves after two periods, and was the anchor the Flyers needed him to be to take Game 2 in Pittsburgh.Early in the third, Travis Konecny jetted by Ruhwedel on a feed from Simmonds and was able to lift the puck short side on Murray for his first postseason goal.Shortly after, on the powerplay, Nolan Patrick took a great through the legs pass from Couturier in front and saw a gaping net for a 4-0 lead, his first playoff goal.Patric Hornqvist, a thorn in Philly’s side for most of the game before being ejected late, snuck a shot short side on Elliott, ruining the shutout bid.MacDonald hit the empty net to seal the Game 2 win at 5-1.The Positives:Laughton had another strong game, driving play really well.Konecny and Patrick score their first career playoff goals.Elliott was great after being pulled 2 days before.Special teams scored 2/3 to the Pens’ 0/4.The turnovers were fixed and pucks were being cleared.Notable statistics:Sean Couturier: 1G, 2AIvan Provorov: 2ABrian Elliott: 34/35 savesGame 3 comes to Philadelphia this Sunday at 3pm, series tied 1-1. Post Views: 1,098The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsEvan WatsonLatest posts by Evan Watson (see all) Flyers Add Depth at the Deadline - February 25, 2020 Travis Konecny Represents Philadelphia in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game - January 23, 2020 Takeaways From the Flyers’ First Quarter Season - November 16, 2019 The Flyers’ Fun New Second Line Leads the Way - October 27, 2019 Related TopicsFlyersHockeyNHLPenguinsPhiladelphiaPittsburghPlayoffsstanley cup Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 A Conversation with Nancy Newman: “We Are All a Yankee Family” by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on July 27, 2020More in Hockey Tim Peel is Discharged After Caught on Hot MicTim Peel was Discharged from the NHL After He was Caught on the Hot... NHL, Amazon Web Services Partner to Develop New Stats, Data, and InsightsThe National Hockey League (NHL) is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an... You Know I’m Right, Episode 81: ESPN’s Arda Ocal (Audio/Video)On the 81st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 80: MSG Network’s Bill Pidto (Audio/Video)On the 80th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Devils Lose 5-2 to the Lighting in Game 1 of the First Round NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 3: Can the Devils Finally Get a Win?