The opener is here! Philadelphia Flyers lost 5 to 4 in a shootout against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. Philadelphia had trouble keeping the lead, giving out penalties, and defending forwards Tanner Pearson, J.T. Miller, Ellias Pettersson, and Vasily Podkolzin until Konecny and Giroux saved the Flyers which also led them getting a point. Vancouver's defenseman, Oliver Ekman Larsson got sent to the box for slashing, which meant power-play time for Philadelphia late in the third. The power-play unit consists of James Van Riemsdyk, Sean Couturier, Travis Konecny, Claude Giroux, and Keith Yandle. Keith shot the puck near the blue line to the net where Sean Couturier couldn’t capitalize and Travis Konecny grabbed the rebound in front of the goalie kitchen to score. Late in the third period, the Flyers sent Carter Hart to the bench and put an extra player in the zone to potentially tie up the game. Philadelphia Flyers had Sean Couturier on the right side of the net and the Flyers players kept on hitting the puck to the right side of the goalie. This gave Couturier a shot to pass the puck behind the net to the wide-open Claude Giroux to make a miraculous angle goal to tie the game. Even though Philadelphia had issues at the beginning of the game, they found a way to tie the game late in the third to secure a point in a shootout loss to the Canucks.
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