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: 960The 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! No Shame in Their Game – Female Mixed Martial Artists Use Onlyfans to Make Money by Brandon Berrios | posted on December 4, 2020 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 The Five Biggest Injuries of the 2020 NFL Season by Anthony Paradiso | posted on November 6, 2020 Lochte, Dressel and Ledecky all Chasing Gold at 2021 Tokyo Olympics by Anthony Paradiso | posted on April 18, 2021More 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?