- Shayne Gostisbehere – Gostisbehere scored his 4th goal of the season to tie the game, which was also his second in the last three games. He has seemed to be playing better defensively lately to complement his offensive talents, and aside from his hiccups in the first game in Pittsburgh last week, he’s had a very solid year. Ghost is finding his game quickly and he’s been a joy to watch so far.
- Claude Giroux – The Captain scored another huge goal that pulled the Flyers to within a goal late in the 2nd period, and had another all-around good game tonight. Giroux’s goal now puts him at 833 points in his pursuit of Brian Propp’s 3rd-place ranking (849) on the franchise’s all-time list.
- Sean Couturier – Couturier racked up 2 assists tonight to hit double digits on the season in that category (10), and also scored one of the Flyers’ 2 shootout goals. He is also now up to 16 points in 13 games after missing a chunk of the early portion of the season. The Flyers’ number one centerman and reigning Selke Trophy winner is chugging along as he does and we love it.
- Jake Voráček – It was an overall good night for Voráček, who skated well, had some scoring chances, and earned an assist on Claude Giroux’s goal. He now has 3 points in his last 4 games, all assists.
- Carter Hart – The 22 year-old goaltender was pulled in favor Brian Elliott to start the 2nd period after letting up 3 goals on 8 shots in the opening frame. This is the third straight outing that Hart has recorded a save percentage below .900 (.625 tonight), and the second time in the last five games that he’s been pulled. The goals allowed weren’t all his fault but hopefully he can be better and improve quickly for a team that’s currently just on the outside looking in.
- Michael Raffl – Raffl missed his 2nd straight game with a hand injury that was sustained on Saturday night in Pittsburgh. He is not expected to miss much more time but Raffl is a key depth piece on this team that can play in almost any situation. We miss you, Michael.
- Alain Vigneault – AV, please stop dressing 7 defensemen. I am begging you with everything I have. I would much rather see Connor Bunnaman or Andy Andreoff than 7 defenders. Now keep winning games, please and thanks.
The Flyers will play the 3rd game of this four-game homestand on Thursday night at 7:00pm ET against the Washington Capitals at Wells Fargo Center. Hopefully they can build on tonight’s effort and get some revenge on the Capitals for this past Sunday’s game.