The Flyers continued their winning streak against the Chicago Blackhawks at Wells Fargo Center with a 3-1 victory on Thursday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Chicago Blackhawks with a final score of 3-1, behind Brian Elliot’s outstanding performance in the net.
Brian Elliot had a amazing night, blocking 38 out of 39 shots faced.
Two milestones were achieved tonight by Flyers players. Shayne Gostisbehere got his 100th career point by assisting Jakub Voracek on a goal in the first period of play. He is now the fastest player in Philadelphia Flyers franchise history to get to 100 points, reaching the benchmark in just 155 games.
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In addition, Voracek played his 461st game in a Flyers uniform. He now ties Jeff Carter, the player who Voracek was traded for, for 41st all-time.
The first forward line for the Flyers were outstanding tonight. All three of them (Giroux, Voracek, Couturier) scored a goal, and each player got three points.
Claude Giroux scored on a one-timer in the first period. It was his sixth goal of the season, and it gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead.
Later in the first period, Jake Voracek found the back of the net as he launched a one-timer to score his fourth goal of the season and give the Flyers a 2-0 lead to end the first period.
In the second, both teams scored once. Sean Couturier scored the first goal of the second period to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead, and that would be the final Flyers goal in the game.
Minutes later, Connor Murphy scored to break up the shutout.
No goals were scored in the third period, despite tons of shots on net, and the Flyers closed out the game with a W to extend their winning streak against Chicago at Wells Fargo Center to 14 games.
Radko Gudas made his return to the ice tonight after missing multiple games due to a upper-body injury. In his return, his +/- rating was -1, with 17:25 spent on the ice. He blocked one shot, as well as getting two hits and a shot on goal.
He returned to the ice with a mustache – yes, a mustache.
Both teams failed to score with the man advantage. The Flyers had two powerplays, while the Blackhawks had four.
Chicago outshot the Flyers by 8, with a total of 39-31. However, that didn’t stop Philadelphia from hanging onto the lead and winning the game.