The Flyers were thrown a huge curveball hours before the start of Saturday’s game. Carter Hart was unavailable as the result of a lower-body injury. That threw Alex Lyon into action.
From the beginning, the Flyers were going to be behind the eight ball. They don’t have the talent to compete with the Washington Capitals. That’s been obvious throughout the season. So the result is not much of a surprise.
The Capitals’ superstar was given the opportunities to unleash his lethal shot. The Flyers third-string netminder did an admirable job given the circumstances. The Flyers continued to get an impressive start from one of their young players.
Here are five takeaways from Saturday’s 6-3 Flyers loss to Washington.