The biggest issue that the Philadelphia Flyers have faced early on this season is that they have a pretty weak offense. It’s not an exaggeration since they went into their game against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night with a 1-5-0 record. Despite a 3-2 loss, rookie Tye McGinn really shined on the ice.
Firstly, it should be no surprise that McGinn was called up from the Adirondack Phantoms this early in the season. He proved himself last season, and it’s a little questionable why he was not on the official roster when the season opened. He split time with the AHL and the NHL last season, and if he continues to be a viable option, he may do the same this year.
With a goal under his belt from Saturday night’s game, McGinn was confident going into Tuesday’s game, which he showed early on by scoring the first goal of the game. When the second period started with the game tied, McGinn came to the rescue again, assisted by both Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.
It might be a bit soon to tell, but McGinn could be a good option to pair with Voracek and Giroux. If he keeps shining on the offense, he could even be what the two players need to jump start their game. Right now, they both seem a bit sluggish.
The Flyers really looked like they were fighting in this game, but unfortunately they lost again despite the efforts of McGinn. This team has a long road ahead of them, but hopefully, we will eventually see another Flyers victory.