Well, all good things must come to an end. For the Philadelphia Flyers, 10 wins in a row will certainly be a season highlight as they fell just short of making it to 11 in a 3-1 loss on the road to the Dallas Stars. The Flyers scored the games first goal, in a mostly evenly played match-up, but would ultimately fail to add any insurance to their lead, sealing their fate.
The usually consistent offense the Flyers have displayed all season couldn’t solve Antti Niemi aside from their first-period goal. Despite the loss, the Flyers didn’t play a terrible game. It was more of Niemi making save after save in lieu of all the Flyers chances that ultimately did them in.
The Dallas Stars came out like men possessed to start off the matinee. They pressured the Flyers all period long but the Flyers would persevere as whistles were few and far between. There was a ton of action up-and-down the ice, with each team going back and forth until the Flyers would convert on the games first goal. Taylor Leier would open the scoring with his first ever NHL goal on a smart play by Nick Cousins just getting the puck on net for Leier to pounce on the rebound.
Welcome to the NHL, Taylor Leier! pic.twitter.com/tlBBGgu3Ij
— Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) December 17, 2016
Glen Stricker is a Temple University graduate with a degree in Media & Communication. He is the Lead Writer for the Philadelphia Flyers for The Hockey Writers as well as the social media coordinator and contributor for @PHLFlyersNation