Flyers get PK boost to grab important regulation win
As Radko Gudas made an early exit from Tuesday's game between the Flyers and Montreal Canadiens, the Flyers season may have flashed before their very eyes. Just 7:44 separated the Flyers from a key victory to open a month where they will play 15 games.
Now, they had to kill a five-minute major assessed to Gudas. The Flyers penalty kill entered Tuesday's game ranked 26th in the league.
Not only did the Flyers rise to the occasion on that penalty kill, they did in the third period, taking advantage of a scoring chance in a period that featured few of quality.
The win included two power-play goals for the Flyers, but really it was a win for the Flyers defensively while shorthanded and at even strength, two areas where the Flyers struggled in a three-game pointless streak that could have derailed their season.