The Philadelphia Flyers made up for their poor performance on the ice in their past couple games by winning another game on Thursday.
The Flyers have been good and then bad, and then good again, so it’s been a bit of a struggle for them all season long. Although they do have a pretty mediocre record of 13-15-3 and are 13th in the Eastern Conference, they actually do much better when they are at home. Their victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday was their sixth consecutive win at home, so they’re not completely terrible, they just need to work on how to play on the road.
Rookie Michael Raffl proved to be a good addition to Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek‘s line as Raffl and Giroux scored the Flyers’ goals. The Flyers offense wasn’t great, but it was a lot better than the Canadiens as they were unable to get a goal past Flyers goaltender Steve Mason until the very end of the game.
The Flyers found themselves in a tight spot at the end of the game, because the Canadiens could have brought it back in those last few minutes. However, Mason was solid, as he has been for most of the season and held them off. Mason has pretty much proved himself as the starting goalie and continues to show that in every game.
The Flyers have issues, but it’s not due to goaltending. The offense is still weak, and although they won on Thursday, they still have a lot of work to do this season.