These first few games for the Flyers in October are going to involve a lot of introductions to new faces. A few of them made their presence felt in the first win of the season on Monday night.
After spending more of the first six minutes in their own zone, a few key saves turned the momentum. Once the Flyers got going on the scoreboard, they were off and running. Three goals in the first, two more in the second, and one more to cap off the third helped propel the Flyers to a 6-1 win against the Seattle Kraken.
But it was more than just the contributions from new faces and plenty of familiar ones on the scoresheet. It was another early indication that this team is already tight with each other and willing to go to battle and defend each other.
Here are five takeaways from Monday’s win.