Flyers dominate second period, defeat Panthers 5-1

The Philadelphia Flyers continued their recent scoring streak, using a scintillating second period to win 5-1 over the Florida Panthers.

The Philadelphia Flyers could have easily gotten complacent after humiliating the Cup-contending Washington Capitals in their home opener. Instead, the Orange and Black showed up at the Wells Fargo Center as hungry as ever for home game number two, taking down the Panthers by a score of 5-1.

It took some time for the Flyers to get settled in, bleeding turnover after turnover for the first 10 minutes of the game. Once they finally did, however, there was no looking back. Sean Couturier, Shayne Gostisbehere, Claude Giroux and Dale Weise all scored in the second period, giving them a 4-0 lead after two periods that they would not relinquish.

Some observations from another rousing victory:

Game observations

Most Fly

Claude Giroux (a goal and an assist), Travis Konecny, Wayne Simmonds, and Neuvirth are all worthy candidates here, but I’ll give this to Jordan Weal. His trademark toughness on the boards was on display all night, and he tied for the team Corsi lead.

Least Fly

Wayne Simmonds left the ice late with an upper body injury and was called day-to-day by Ron Hextall after the game. Simmonds tallied an assist and absolutely demolished a Panther in a fight. Feel better soon, Wayne Train.

One-Sentence Takeaway

Don’t look now, but the Flyers might actually be a fun team to follow this year.

(Stats via Natural Stat Trick and Corsica Hockey)