All season, Carter Hart was the catalyst for much Leaflets positive results on the ice. On Saturday afternoon, he delivered another positive result against the Detroit Red Wings.
For the third time this season, Hart picked up the win against Detroit, posting a 29-save shutout in a 3-0 win for the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Red Wings had two great opportunities to take advantage of the first, getting two early power plays, including a four-minute power play after a high stick. Tony DeAngelo. The Flyers killed all six minutes and started putting pressure on in the second half of the period.
Neither team scored in the first 20 minutes, while the Red Wings had an 8-6 advantage in shots.
Midway through the second period, the Flyers got in first. Owen Tippet had a chance on the net and the rebound went straight to Kieffer Bellows for his third goal of the season to make it 1-0 at 10:10.
In the last minutes of the period, the Flyers had a power play, but a penalty at Tyson Foerster created 10 seconds of 4-on-4. On the ensuing faceoff, the Flyers had an odd-man rush and capitalized.
Scott Laughton took the lead with the puck and scored his 18th goal of the season to make it 2-0 with 35.7 seconds left.
In two periods, Detroit shot 16-14.
Both second-period goals held for the Flyers, as Hart pulled off two third-period kills to complete the shutout.
With 1:19 to go, Foerster capped the win with an empty-netter, his third of the season.
Hart’s 29-save shutout also marked his fourth straight win. Alex Nedeljkovic made 19 saves on 21 shots in the loss.
Laughton had a goal and an assist to reach 40 points for the first time in his career.
The Flyers close out the seven-game home game Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m.
The score of the box
- PHI Kieffer Bellows (3) (Owen Tippett, Scott Laughton) 10:10
- PHI Scott Laughton (18) (Rasmus Ristolainen) 19:24
- PHI Tyson Foerster (3) IN (Joel Farabee, Noah Cates) 18:41
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Kevin Durso is the Flyers Insider for 97.3 ESPN and the Flyers Editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.
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