The Flyers are surging, hockey is fun, the bandwagoners have arrived and Philadelphia is buzzing for some late spring NHL action in the city.
After taking down Washington for the second time this season on the road, they not only improved to a season-best 7-game winning streak but also pulled behind the Metro’s top dogs now trailing by a single point. The tables can turn as quickly as tonight if the Flyers get the job done against the Hurricanes and the Rangers can pull off a win over the Capitals.
It was no easy feat by any means last night, but with the game being on a national stage — everyone was talking about this showdown.
While the action was heating up on the ice, things were heating up off the ice on the team’s social media accounts.
Let’s just say whoever runs it for the Flyers was NOT having it.
Surely, you remember the fight involving Tom Wilson last night. Wait, let me be a little more specific since there were about 30 of them … the one where good guy Robert Hagg went and defended the captain.
The Capitals decided to retaliate, noting that they didn’t show the whole fight and cut out the gif before the ending.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 5, 2020
Here’s where things start to get fun. Of course the Flyers weren’t going to back down, especially now that things were rolling. I’d like to take some form of credit for that by the way, considering I put this into the universe. You’re welcome, Philly.
Going to need the Flyers to come out on fire in the second and drop three unanswered on Holtby— Brooke Destra (@BrookeNBCS) March 5, 2020
So, since the team had taken a 3-1 lead, it was used to their advantage with this epic comeback.
Deepest apologies. We were editing the video of our third goal so we could post it on twitter dot com. Here it is ICYMI. pic.twitter.com/aksXdE1oJA— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 5, 2020
The shade didn’t stop there, though. The social account for Barstool’s Spittin’ Chiclets podcast thought it would be smart to hype up goaltender Braden Holtby after he stopped this puck from going in.
First, it’s funny considering that it’s clearly a goal, but since there wasn’t enough visual evidence, the call couldn’t be reversed.
Holtby just vibing stopping pucks https://t.co/W0LfvDJhke— Spittin' Chiclets (@spittinchiclets) March 5, 2020
Second, the Flyers scored just moments after this. If you take a goal away from Travis Konecny, odds are he’s going to want to get that back. Spoiler alert: he did.
We literally scored immediately after this.— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 5, 2020
"just vibing." https://t.co/wVFewMvhlx— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 5, 2020
And to top things off, they made sure to keep things rolling in the morning when the NHL released their most recent power rankings … rankings where the Capitals are still somehow above the Flyers even with their win streak and a series record this season of 3-0-1.
Lol. Classic. https://t.co/GwVJbibeKu— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 5, 2020
They then proceeded to put them on full blast, pulling up receipts from just a few days ago after winning both games in the home-and-home against the Rangers.
Three days ago... https://t.co/GO34C0nakd— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) March 5, 2020
Who knows the next Twitter account that will try to go up against the Flyers? At this rate, they’re just as intimidating as the team itself.
Oh, how the tides have turned in such a short amount of time.
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