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POSTGAME 5: Edged by the Jackets

Flyers dominate in shots, but come up just short in 1-0 loss to Columbus

by @NHLFlyers


The Flyers pelted Sergei Bobrovsky with 36 shots, but it wasn't enough as the Blue Jackets held on for a 1-0 victory in Columbus on Saturday afternoon.

The teams skated to a scoreless tie in the first period with the Flyers owning a majority of the shots, 11-5, but just past the midway point of the second period, Columbus struck first on a goal from Alexander Wennberg, who deflected a shot from the point by Kyle Quincey. The goal would hold up by the end of the period giving the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes.

The Flyers began the third period on a power-play but couldn't convert on that opportunity, as well as several chances in late in the third period with Michal Neuvirth pulled in search of the equalizer.

Tonight's turning point came early in the third period when the Flyers failed to score on the opening power play. It was their best chance of the final period other than the last minute of play, as not other penalties were called the rest of the way.


1 - Sergei Bobrvosky: Stopped all 36 shots he faced to extend his point streak to 11 games with a 9-0-2 record. 

2 - Alexander Wennberg: Scored the lone goal of the game for his 13th of the season and 55th point which are both new career highs. 

3 - Kyle Quincey: Recorded an assist on Wennberg's goal. It was his first as a Blue Jacket since being acquired at the traded deadline from New Jersey. 


* Michal Neuvirth got his first start in seven games and stopped 20 of 21 shots in the loss.

* Ivan Provorov logged over 24 minutes (24:25) and played the most of any player in the game… Provorov has now played 17 games this season of 24 or more minutes.

* Travis Konecny led the team with five shots on goal, having played just 12:17 of ice time.

* Brandon Manning played 23:30, which is his career high for a regulation game and for a road game. He played 25:07 in a 3-2 SOL vs. San Jose on March 28, 2015; other than that, his previous high for a regulation game was 22:23 vs. MIN on Nov. 12, 2016.

* The Flyers conclude their four-game, seven day road trip when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday at 7 p.m. (NBCSN & 97.5 The Fanatic).

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