Simmonds incident overshadows near win for Flyers
In recent games, the Flyers have received a boost on the penalty kill by killing off lengthy penalties. On Saturday, a match penalty may have potentially cost them the game.
In a game that was marred by Wayne Simmonds exit at 10:46 after taking a match penalty that will certainly be a big discussion topic in the next 24 hours, the Flyers came within 12 seconds of surviving the loss of their hottest forward of late and squeezing out a fourth straight win.
A one-timer by Keith Yandle changed all that.
The Flyers earned a hard-fought point, no question about it, but in the end, they find themselves having to once again dig deep to show their true colors and it will come against the East's best team on Sunday afternoon.