Travis Konecny skates in and rips a wrist shot from the circle that beats Corey Crawford on his glove side, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead
PRAGUE --Travis Konecny skated up the ice, dangled around Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith and lifted a backhand past goalie Corey Crawford. It was a highlight-reel play, but the Philadelphia Flyers forward was nonchalant about it.
I spent most of my final day in Prague, Czech Republic, at O2 Arena, where the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers played their regular-season opener in the 2019 NHL Global Series. But I wanted to get one more history lesson before I left the city. So I made a quick trip to the Czech Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Rossmann, a mall adjacent to the arena.
PRAGUE -- Marian Hossa said he believes he could still play at an NHL level, but the forward who had to stop playing hockey after the 2016-17 season because of a progressive skin disorder and side effects from medications used to treat it, is at peace with his decision.
Voracek playing in home country of Czech Republic for Philadelphia in Global Series; Crawford to start for Chicago
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BLACKHAWKS (0-0-0) vs. FLYERS (0-0-0)
at O2 Arena (Prague, Czech Republic)
2 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN360, NBCSP, NBCSCH, NHL.TV
Jakub Voracek, who was born in the Czech Republic, will play his first NHL game in his home country when the Philadelphia Flyers play the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2019 NHL Global Series in Prague on Friday.
PRAGUE --Jakub Voracek was the star of the show when his Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks held a skills competition in front of thousands of fans at O2 Arena on Thursday, a dress rehearsal for their season-opening game against each other in the 2019 NHL Global Series on Friday (2 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN360, NBCSP, NBCSCH, NHL.TV).