Kevin Goumas scores in his second AHL game. (Photo courtesy of Goumas' Instagram.)
Last Wednesday, the Flyers announced that they had signed Kevin Goumas, a forward out of the University of New Hampshire, to an Amateur Try-Out for the remainder of the 2013-2014 season, and an AHL contract for next season. The 22-year-old Goumas scored team-leading points (52) and assists (33) in 40 games for the Wildcats during his senior year, and averaged a point-per-game pace with 146 points in as many games over the course of his collegiate career.
In two games with the Phantoms since his signing, Goumas has one point thanks to his first AHL goal scored in his second AHL game (he also scored a shootout goal that same night). Recently, he took some time to talk to Flyerdelphia about his experiences since being signed, his collegiate career, and his style of play.
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After both teams failed to score in 65 minutes of action, it was the St. Louis Blues who grabbed a second point in the contest, as they beat the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 in a shootout. Ryan Miller had a 31-save shutout and Ray Emery had a 28-save shutout, while both T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk provided the only goals in the skills competition. Jaden Schwartz had a game-high six shots on goal, while Matt Read led the Flyers with five shots on goal.
Philadelphia Flyers (39-27-8) @ St. Louis Blues (50-17-7), 8:00pm, NBCSN/CSN-Philly/TSN2
The Philadelphia Flyers suffered a difficult loss on Sunday against the team that currently leads the NHL in points, but it won’t get any easier for the Orange and Black as they visit the St. Louis Blues tonight. Second in the league in points, the Blues have won three of their last four and are looking to avenge their loss in March at the Wells Fargo Center. Can the Flyers provide another stellar performance like the one they had on Sunday, but come away with the win tonight?