Philadelphia Flyers End Road Trip On Winning Note

The Philadelphia Flyers closed out their Western road trip on winning note, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-2.

Vancouver Canucks
Philadelphia Flyers

After two lackluster performances leading to two losses in Alberta Wednesday and Thursday,

The Flyers came out firing opening up a 3-0 lead within the first 2:38 of the second period.

Wayne Simmonds scored his 25th of the season, giving “Wayne Train” five straight, season with 25 or more goals.

Jake Voracek scored his first goal tonight, since January 25th vs The New York Rangers.

Shayne Gostisbehere had himself a night collecting three assists, His first career three point game.

Vancouver made things interesting scoring twice in the second frame. Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth stood tall, making 18 saves with a .900 SV% tonight behind a great penalty kill shutting down all four Canucks man advantages, allowing only two shots against on the penalty kill.

All three teams above the Flyers in the Eastern conference playoff race picked up points Sunday Night. Philadelphia sits two points back of the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final playoff spot after tonight’s win. (The Maple Leafs have a game in hand over the Flyers).

The Flyers picked up just their third win on the road in their past 15 games away from the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers head back home to face the Washington Capitals Wednesday night,puck drops at 8:00 PM.

Three Stars

Shayne Gostisbehere

Markus Granlund

Wayne Simmonds