With a dress practice Sunday night, the Flyers played their first game at the Wells Fargo Center in 10 months.
The club’s 2021 training camp is done and now a few choices must be made before the customary season opener Wednesday.
Team White beat Team Orange, 4-2, in an intrasquad game.
Goals were scored by Kevin Hayes (two), Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Nolan Patrick, Scott Laughton and James van Riemsdyk.
The Flyers, who had 41 parts in camp, should develop their 23-man list and taxi crew before the genuine article starting when the Penguins come to town.
Alain Vigneault and the Flyers’ instructing staff watched the scrimmage from up top in one of the group the executives suites with senior supervisor Chuck Fletcher and the front office. Ghosts lead trainer Scott Gordon was behind the seat for Team Orange and Phantoms right hand mentor Kerry Huffman drove Team White.
The last five minutes of the third time frame were played in 3-on-3 additional time style. Laughton scored the game-victor on a breakaway during that partition, while van Riemsdyk likewise got one on a breakaway. Both beat Brian Elliott on their moves.
The night finished with a nine-round shootout. Michael Raffl scored on a slapper. The goalies were acceptable.
• Speaking of good. Useful for Patrick.
He scored an objective for Team White to tie things up, 2-2, in the subsequent period. He was seen grinning, he looked agreeable. He hasn’t had the option to do this since April 2019. Sunday was his first game activity with Flyers partners in quite a while after he had missed all of last season, which was stopped and restarted, as he recuperated from a headache problem.
Subsequent to discovering answers and advancing all offseason, Patrick was a full member in this camp and one of the Flyers’ best players over its length, Vigneault said Sunday morning.
Toward the beginning of camp, Patrick said he planned to move toward things each day in turn and perceive how he felt toward the finish of camp. In the event that he plays in Wednesday’s ordinary season opener, here’s the way the Flyers could peer down the center.
A ton to like there with four difficult to-play-against focuses. Laughton drove the group in objectives during the NHL’s re-visitation of play 24-group competition over the mid year.
“Our forward depth is probably some of the strongest I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” Laughton, who made his Flyers debut in 2012-13, said Sunday morning. “I’m excited to get going.”
• Lindblom was likewise a sight to see on the ice. He played with Sean Couturier and Travis Konecny.
He said he will probably play premiere night and he looks all set.
The 24-year-old winger was determined to have Ewing’s sarcoma in December 2019. In the wake of finishing his radiation therapies in July and being freed from malignant growth, he returned for two games in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
A full offseason was extraordinary for him. Huge story, too.
During a November game last season, Farabee was downgraded to a lower line and scarcely played in the third time frame due to unique turnovers. The 20-year-old winger, who can be so acceptable and savvy with the puck on his stick, rushed to surrender it that evening and the mentors advised him thereafter.
In Year 2, Farabee needs to show more tolerance and initiative when the puck comes his direction.
I’m feeling confident about my game on the ice,” Farabee said Tuesday. “I think last year, I feel like I got rid of the puck a lot when I didn’t need to. So kind of just focusing on holding onto it, maybe waiting for a play to open up and stuff like that.”
He demonstrated it Sunday.
The line of Farabee, Hayes and Claude Giroux clicked from the beginning, delivering the game’s initial two objectives to give Team Orange a 2-0 lead.
Farabee and Giroux played a decent two-man game to set up Hayes on the main objective. Farabee kept that line murmuring later in the period with a clever pass playing along the back divider to Hayes, who got his second.
Keen and not hurried peruses by Farabee.
Great stuff from that line and hope to see it Wednesday in the opener.