October 26, 2021

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Flyers play with fire, but win over islanders

Flyers play with fire, but win over islanders

After losing a 2-0 lead over the New York Islanders, the Flyers were able to win 3-2 on Saturday night in Philadelphia thanks to an overtime goal by Scott Lawton.

Jacob Voracek and Kevin Hayes both hit the target in the first half to take advantage of the home side.

The Islanders responded in the second period, scoring twice in almost four minutes.

Jordan Eberle scored his third goal of the season. Scott Mayfield tied the score for visitors.

Lawton broke the deadlock with the first goal of his campaign, with the help of Shane Gostis.

Flyers fired only 17 shots towards Semian Varlamov. Meanwhile Carter Hart faced 28 shots.

Vignelt sends a message to Konek

Despite being one of the Philadelphia Flyers’ top scorers since the start of this season, Travis Konekney was dropped by Alain Vignelt for the game against the Islanders. True, the Quebec coach was not entirely satisfied with the Ontario player’s work.

“I believe it [Konecny] One of our first three forwards. He has incredible ability and does great things like go in front of the net and score big goals for us, ”Vignelt commented in an interview with NHL.com.

«[Par contre] His 5v5 game should be better in some ways. I had a good chat with him this morning and I hope to play in the right way next time he is in training. “

In his absence, Quebec striker Samuel Morin will have the opportunity to play his first game of the season.

Konekney is the Flyers’ leading scorer this season, with James van Riemsdick scoring five goals in eight seasons. With his eight points, Konekney is the third best scorer on his team, behind Vorosek (10 points) and Van Rimsdick (9 points).

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