LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Sean Couturier had a goal and an assist for the Philadelphia Flyers in a 4-3 loss to Lausanne in the 2019 NHL Global Series Challenge at Vaudoise Arena on Monday.
Claude Giroux and Connor Bunnaman also scored for Philadelphia, which went 1-3-3 in the preseason.
Carter Hart allowed four goals on 10 shots. He was replaced 3:02 into the second period by Brian Elliott, who made 14 saves. Tobias Stephan started in goal for Lausanne and allowed one goal before being replaced in the second period by Luca Boltshauser.
Below are news, notes & observations from Flyers contributor, Bill Meltzer from the game:
NEWS, NOTES & OBSERVATIONS
* Lausanne HC came out fast & furious, posting a 4-0 lead with three first-period goals... All four goals were scored by different players, while seven different players found the scoresheet.
* Carsen Twarynski and Connor Bunnaman continued their strong push for the opening night roster. Video: PHI@LAU: Bunnaman backhands puck home from knees
* Bunnaman had a beautiful, hard-fought goal spinning around and slamming home a rebound to make it 4-2 in the third period, while Twarynski posted an assist in the game - feeding Sean Couturier by the side of the net to get the Flyers within one in the final 2:10.
* Bunnaman posted his second goal, while Twarynski, who was a member of the six-man unit in the final minutes trying to score the equalizer, posted three points (2g-1a) and was the only Flyer to have appeared in six of seven preseason games.
* Sean Couturier led the team with a goal and an assist and finished his preseason with three points (1g-2a) in four games.
* Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek, each with a goal and four assists, led the Flyers in the preseason.
* Carter Hart allowed four goals on 10 shots, while Brian Elliott stopped all 14 shots in relief.
* There was a sellout crowd of 9,600 at the brand new Vaudoise Arena to watch the match.
* Up next for the Flyers in the opening of the 2019-20 regular season. The Flyers will face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2019 NHL Global Series at O2 Arena on Prague, Czech Republic, on Friday (2 p.m. ET; NBCSP & 97.5 The Fanatic).