Travis Konecny ​​cools down from Arizona – NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Flyers played one of their most complete games of the season to earn a 4-1 win Thursday night over the Coyotes at Mullett Arena in Tempe, Arizona.

Travis Konecny ​​was all over the ice and finished the game with two goals, giving him 14 goals on the season.

Joel Farabee and Cam York also scored for the Flyers (14-10-2), who won their third straight and quieted the Coyotes. Arizona had reeled off five straight wins by a combined score of 19-5 before the visit of the Flyers.

John Tortorella’s club has scored at least a point in five of its last six games (4-1-1).

The Flyers see the Coyotes (13-10-2) again on February 12 at the Wells Fargo Center.

• Credit to Tortorella, he wanted Konecny ​​to start taking penalties last season and the decision paid off beautifully.

Konecny ​​put the Flyers ahead 3-1 with a shorthanded goal early in the second period. The club’s PK continued to hum, rising to 3-for-3 and improving to 38-for-40 in its last 12 games (95 percent).

With six shorthanded marks over the past two seasons, Konecny ​​is in a three-way tie for most NHL players, joining JT Miller and Chris Kreider.

• Carter Hart gave up just one goal for the second straight start. He finished with 25 saves.

The 25-year-old has surrendered three or fewer goals in 13 of his 15 decisions.

Arizona goaltender Connor Ingram stopped 22 of the Flyers’ 26 shots.

The 26-year-old entered with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage.

• For the first time since Nov. 18, the Flyers held the lead at the first intermission, ending an eight-game stretch without a single.

Konecny ​​fired a shot past Ingram right from the equalizer, which was won by Sean Couturier. Farabee extended the Flyers’ lead to 2-0 when Cam Atkinson found him on Ingram’s doorstep.

Lawson Crouse scored two seconds after the Coyotes power play ended to cut the Flyers’ lead to 2-1 at the first intermission.

But the Flyers showed why they didn’t lose much by scoring first. They improved to 11-1-0 when they scored the game’s opening goal. They can play this aggressive and risk-taking style much better as they progress.



The Flyers took care of business Thursday night, beating the Coyotes 4-1.

• The Flyers’ top defensive duo of York and Travis Sanheim were excellent.

York’s goal was the icing on the cake for the Flyers. The 22-year-old made a nice move around Jason Zucker and buried a shot early in the third period.

He finished with two points and a plus-2 rating.

Sanheim had an assist and a plus-3. The Flyers want to reduce the load on his shoulders. He came in to lead the NHL with an average of 26:01 minutes per game. The Flyers managed to keep it at 19:15 on Thursday night.

The Flyers blocked 23 shots and nine different players scored at least a point. Just a very good, all-around effort.

• Igor Zamula returned to the squad, replacing veteran Marc Staal. The 23-year-old defenseman has been a healthy scratch in four of the past six games.

The Flyers relied on him for 19:03 minutes, their second-most of the season. He had a few shots and blocked two.

• Olle Lycksell was recalled Wednesday from AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley to give the Flyers an extra forward for their three-game road trip. He joins the lineup for Ryan Boehling, who was out with illness.

Lycksell played 6:11 minutes in his season debut. The 24-year-old forward led the Phantoms in goals (12) and points (19) through 21 games.

• The journey continues Saturday as the Flyers head to Denver for a matchup against the Avalanche (9 p.m. ET/NBCSP).

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