The Flyers lose 2-1 in a shootout to the Ottawa Senators. Goals scored by Jean-Gabriel Pageau (4) and Jakub Voracek (21).
After scoring seven goals yesterday against the tenth best team in the league, the Flyers could only score one goal on Andrew Hammond and the Ottawa Senators. After a silent first period, the Senators took the lead 5:19 into the 2nd period when Jean-Gabriel Pageau swatted a puck out of mid-air on the backhand which gave Emery almost no chance of stopping it. Only a few minutes later, while taking a shift with Bellemare and VandeVelde, Voracek yet again proved that he is dangerous everywhere on the ice by scoring on a slap shot in the high-slot.
After failing to score in the third period and overtime, the Flyers (surprise, surprise) lost in a shootout. Voracek, Simmonds, and Giroux all failed to score for the Flyers while Bobby Ryan scored the lone shootout goal for the Sens.
Raffl only saw 9 minutes and 42 seconds of ice time tonight and this is a big problem.
Not only does he lead the team in goals per 60 minutes of 5v5 ice time, he’s also the second-best forward for shooting percentage with 11.6%. Consistently using more of Michael Raffl next season could go a long way for the Flyers.
Standings and Stat Leaders
- With gaining one point in the loss, the Flyers are now 9 points back from the Boston Bruins for the final wild card spot.
- Jakub Voracek moved back up into 5th in the league in points with 69. He’s already hit a career high in points and needs three more goals to set a career high in goals.
The Flyers will now head to Vancouver where they meet the Canucks on Tuesday for the second and final meeting of the season. The first game was back in January where Ryan Miller shutout the Flyers 4-0.