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Flyers vs. Blue Jackets: Travis Konicney leads Al Shabab win

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The Flyers front office had to please the club’s youth on Tuesday night.

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Led by a group of players 25 and younger, the Flyers posted a 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets at the Wells Fargo Center.

Travis Konicney buried a pair of beautiful goals. Morgan Frost and Owen Tippett also found the back of the net for the Flyers, who scored at 2.41 goals per game, tied for second in the NHL.

Tippett’s second tally of the night was an empty netter.

Carter Hart gave the Flyers a good shot at winning and got some late boost.

John Tortorella’s team has won two of their last three games, which is notable considering they’ve been 2-11-5 over their previous 18 games.

“Everyone wants results,” Tortorella said. “You can’t underestimate that.” “We’re always getting ready to win a hockey game. Players, that’s all they want to do is win. I have to understand, as the head coach of the team, some of the situations some players are in and where we can get overwhelmed at times, I have to make sure I’m patient while building Because we build.

“But as you build, as you approach every game, you want to win it. It’s my job and my coaching staff’s job to make sure we handle ourselves the right way. Players just want to play and win. We have to control the circumstances in how we coach them when we don’t get Results “.

The Flyers (11-15-7) scored three or more goals in consecutive games for the first time since October 27-29.

The Flyers are 1-1-1 against the Blue Jackets (10-20-2). They did not see Columbus again until April 11, the Flyers’ final home game of the regular season.

• Here are the ages of the Flyers’ top scorers on Tuesday night:

  • Final – 25
  • Tebet – 23
  • Frost – 23

Cam York, the 21-year-old and arguably the Flyers’ best defensive player, recorded two assists.

Twenty-two-year-old Joel Farabi, who had 1 point (an assist) in his previous 10 games, had an assist and was a plus-3.

It all came against a struggling Columbus team that played the night before, but still had some good players up front.

In a transitional season like this, the Flyers need comprehensive reading for younger players. This was a good night for the organization.

“We have a young squad, and we’re counting on some very important young players,” said Kevin Hayes. “Tonight was great.”

• Johnny Goudreau, a local producer who was interested in the Flyers during the season, has five points (one goal, four assists) against Tortorella this season.

He only had one assist on Tuesday night. The Flyers did a solid job against the top row of Gaudreau, Kent Johnson and Patrik Laine.

The trio combined for three points (1 goal, two assists) but the Flyers limited the damage.

“I don’t think you stopped Johnny Goudreau,” Tortorella said Tuesday morning.

“You have to focus on him with his speed and speed just as much as he can hit you 1 on 1 or carry him through the no-man’s-land. But when you get into the attack zone, you have to worry about him, but also other people he can take advantage of because he’s good.

“That line, a very good rushing line. So we have to be careful about the middle of the ice and look for the people he’s going to use.”

• Hart made 107 saves on 115 shots in the last three games.

The 24-year-old turned 30 saves on Tuesday night.

In the span of 2:43 minutes during the second period, Kirill Marchenko and Kent Johnson converted a 1-0 Flyers lead into a 2-1 deficit.

But Frost and Tippett fought back.

Columbus was missing No. 1 and No. 2 guards Elvis Merzlekens (illness) and Jonas Korbesalo (lower body).

Daniel Tarasov, who was in the net the night before (32 saves on 33 shots), stopped 34 of the Flyers’ 38 shots. The 23-year-old was making his 13th career start in the NHL.

“This is the effort we’re looking for,” Konnicny said. “I thought it was good, we got a lead, went down, fought and then we shut it down. I thought it was a really good effort from everyone.”

• Konecny’s game opener was shorthanded, a first in his career.

The whole play was possible because of his speed and skill. Sometimes the best kills are the ones that can pressure the opposing power play, which is exactly what Konecki did, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead going into the first intermission.

A real positive sign for the Flyers this season was Konecny’s addition of killing responsibilities to his roster. Back in October, Tortorella noticed how Konnicney reminded him of Cam Atkinsona scorer with much success in the shorthand game.

Konekni’s second goal was impressive. He danced through the blue jackets and slapped a bar with his back. It eased the Flyers’ lead to 4-2 just 2:45 minutes into the third period and turned out to be the game-winner.

Konecny ​​has a team-leading 14 goals over 27 games and is on pace for more than 30 goals. He had 16 in 79 games last season.

“He’s a bundle of energy. I love that about him,” Tortorella said. “With a bundle of energy, there will be some crazy things going on. I don’t want to overtrain him.

“When we get to a team that competes in the big games and playoffs and all that, when we get there as a team, hopefully at that time, it leads the way in terms of situational play. It’s still young in that game.”

• General Manager Chuck Fletcher Hayes believes You will respond well to being a tortilla on the bench.

The 30-year-old forward has been doing well to make his return to the lineup. He went scoreless at 14:25 minutes but was outwardly unscathed. He will have to keep earning Tortorella’s trust for the extra minutes.

• In the Flyers’ 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Saturday, Tony DiAngelo showed rust after missing the Flyers’ four-legged game. He got three gifts and a minus-5 in 24:26 minutes.

The 27-year-old defender was much better on Tuesday. With the Flyers clinging to a 3-2 lead late in the second half, DeAngelo broke the Blue Jackets 2-on-1.

He played a physical defensive game and was active offensively with six shots.

He’s been banged upmissed a match Because of me, my decisionhe has family situation “There are a lot of things going on there,” Tortorella said Tuesday morning. I don’t want to make excuses for him, I just think we need to spend more time – and [assistant coach] Brad Shaw – As far as we play defense.

“The most important thing with Tony is that he needs to cut his skates, he needs to figure out who the guy is, shut him up and not walk him out. He has two legs to shut people down, but then he gets out of it and kind of makes everyone swim from there.”

“That’s a big part of the game that we’re working on with Tony without trying to block his attack.”

On defense, Nick Seller sat out for the first time this season.

• Wade Allison is back in the lineup after missing five weeks due to an oblique and hip strain. More about The team’s health front is here.

Alisson played 10:40 minutes on the fourth line.

• The Flyers have a streak on the road with games on Thursday against the Maple Leafs (2pm EST/NBCSP) and Friday against the Hurricanes (7pm EST/NBCSP+).

With the NHL-mandated three-day vacation break, the club has five days before its next game.

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