Florida’s top-heavy offense won the battle against Philadelphia, in a 4-2 win on Saturday night. Before the Panthers cruised away with the lead, both teams were competitive in trading power plays, shorthanded goals, breakaway attempts, and goals off the rush. The Flyers made a critical mistake by handing Florida seven power plays but the penalty killing kept the game close. The main issue was the Panthers' defense got the best of Philadelphia's offense by forcing turnovers in the zone.
Reasons Florida Won Against Philadelphia
Florida was a team that noticed Philadelphia making silly mistakes and took advantage. In the first period, the offense tried to be successful but failed with turnovers. For instance, Joel Farabee was handling the puck in the zone near the blue line, he made a quick pass to Travis Sanhiem and Travis was getting boxed in from Florida’s center, Sam Bennett that resulted in a puck turnover. Another moment was in the second period when Florida Panthers defenseman, Mackenzie Weegar was closing the gap for Sean couturier to make a great pass in front of the blue line in the zone and Travis Konecny grabbed the puck but he got swarmed by center Aleksander Barkov, defenseman Aaron Ekblad, and winger Carter Verhaeghe in the zone. Philadelphia Flyers did in fact keep up with the Panthers in this game but the boys in orange and black had difficulty knowing what to do next when the opposing team closed the gaps in the offensive zone.
By Contributor Blogger,