BUFFALO, NY (AP) – Flyers goalkeeper Carter Hart was happy to leave Lake Tahoe behind and return home.
Hart stopped 28 shots and Philadelphia ruled out the Buffalo Sabers on consecutive days after Sunday’s 3-0 win.
After Brian Elliot’s block of 23 saves in Saturday’s 3-0 win, Hart earned his second career shutout and bounced back. from being ripped after conceding six goals from 23 shots in two bouts in a 7-3 defeat to the Boston Bruins last weekend.
“It was a little difficult at first,” Hart said of the glow of playing outdoors. “But it’s over. Now we have passed it. The outdoor game is over. “
Hart said he spent the week simply focusing on getting back to basics and trying to be more competitive in practice by engaging more with these teammates.
“I think the biggest thing for me was having more fun and finding a way to have more fun on the track,” he said.
Sean Couturier and Michael Raffl opened the game by scoring 75 seconds apart at the start of the second period. James van Riemsdyk also scored in the second period by creatively reversing Joel Farabee’s pass from the blue line, and the Flyers won their third straight following a 1-2-2 skid.
Flyers manager Alain Vigneault won his 700th career game and moved into a draw with Mike Babcock for eighth place on the NHL list. Vigneault is in its second …