Yo, the Flyers.
We can’t get enough of this team right now — but can you blame us? After entering the round robin as the fourth seed, its 3-1 win against the Capitals on Thursday now guarantees at least the second seed moving forward. Top of the East will be on the line Saturday when the Flyers face the Lightning.
If you haven’t already, it’s time to start acknowledging Alain Vigneault’s team for all that it is this season — but if you’re a Flyers fan, being the underdog is nothing new.
This team does more than simply go through the motions. Its chemistry is off the charts and makes for an entertaining game from start to finish.
Now, having a 2-0-0 record in the round robin so far, reality is setting in across the league about just how talented this team is. Even if you’ve been keeping an eye on the Flyers, it’s been a long time since the franchise has seen a roster with this much talent — so, it’s OK if you’re still in shock.
Running over the Capitals though certainly started to put things into perspective for Flyers fans.
The flyers being good? And feeling confident? pic.twitter.com/kDn2vALoJv— kierstin (@kier_kee) August 6, 2020
mood of all of philadelphia right now https://t.co/vieloGT8af— Ashley🧜🏼♀️ (@smashpashxo) August 6, 2020
Wow just WOW. The Flyers are Back.— Mike (@lbbz2278) August 6, 2020
LET'S GO FLYERS— Z (@zpendrak) August 6, 2020
It’s a breath of fresh air to be able to expect the Flyers to win entering a game, rather than lose. Oh how we’ve waited for this moment 😭 #AnytimeAnywhere— SIGN JT (@philaurdelphia) August 6, 2020
The flyers are one win away from taking the 1st seed in the east, and the Penguins are one loss away from missing the playoffs pic.twitter.com/BgBiNKFdB7— billy campbell (@BillyCampbell00) August 6, 2020
Who knows what this game would have looked like without the line of Scott Laughton, Kevin Hayes and Travis Konecny?
Well, we’ll never know … and that’s a wonderful thing. The Flyers’ second line dominated play and combined for eight points on the day. Since they seem like an inseparable line, is it time to start thinking about nicknames for it?
It has to have something to do with chirping, don’t you think?
Jeez, the game score for the Flyers second line is bananas pic.twitter.com/SnrY7ahtCD— Mary Clarke (@marycclarke) August 6, 2020
Kevin Hayes deserves every penny of his contract— #1 Seed in the East (@Flyers_Faithful) August 6, 2020
This Laughton-Hayes-Konecny line is ridiculously fun to watch. wow.— Brooke Destra (@BrookeNBCS) August 6, 2020
That was filthy. Great steal by Hayes. Amazing setup from Konecny. And Laughton goes in for the kill.— Tim Riday (@TimRiday) August 6, 2020
Gudas -> Hayes -> Konecny -> Laughton 🥅— The Pigeon Coop (@The_PigeonCoop) August 6, 2020
Thanks former Flyer!
The Capitals also had a lot riding on this game. After an overtime loss to the Lightning earlier in the week, this was essentially a must-win.
And if the players didn’t realize that during the game (their six minor penalties sure made it seem like that) — fans certainly made enough noise following the loss.
This was a terrible loss, no energy whatsoever, bad penalties and Holts was the main reason this game wasn’t worse, back to work on Sunday. #ALLCAPS— A Positive Guy 😌 (@jamaljennings_) August 6, 2020
Caps better find their game or we’re a first round exit. Having Carlson back will help but won’t solve our problems— Ben :) (@ben_cross21) August 6, 2020
Not much to say about that game but it sucked.— Zak Brisko (@HWPCWX) August 6, 2020
Oh, did I mention Alex Ovechkin didn’t tally a single point against the Flyers in five games this season? Just something to think about.
Buckle up Flyers fans, this is only the beginning.
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