Flyers Shutout In Chicago


The Flyers early season struggles continued Tuesday night in Chicago, as the Flyers fell to the Blackhawks 4-0.

The Flyers are now 1-3-2 for 4 points and in 7th place in he 8-team Metropolitan Division in the NHL’s Easter Conference.

Antti Raanka was the star in this shut-out for the Blackhawks, as the goalie made saves on all 32 shots he faced to get the shut-out and move the ‘Hawks record to 4-0-1 for 9 points.

Patrick Kane scored two power plays, one to make it 2-0 and one to make it 4-0.

Brandon Saad scored the Blackhawks first goal of the game and Bryan Bickell scored to make it 3-0. Both Saad and Bickell each also added an assist.

This game was expected to have some scoring in it. Both the Blackhawks and Flyers are in the top four teams in the entire NHL in shots on goal. In this game, the Blackhawks outshot the Flyers 43-32.

On three of the four Blackhawks goals, goalie Steve Mason had no chance at keeping the puck out of the net.

The Flyers hopped on a plane immediately after the game to fly to Pittsburgh, where they will play Sidney Crosby and the 3-1-0 Penguins on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m.

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