The Flyers were long rumored to be interested in and to hire Joel Quenneville as their head coach, but the veteran bench boss opted for Florida instead. The Flyers did hire another coach with a solid track record in Alain Vigneault, and he has proven to be a perfect fit in Philadelphia. But what makes him so successful?
Carter Hart finished with 31 saves in 65 minutes and Henrik Lundqvist had 32. In a shootout, Mika Zibanejad had the only goal to lift the Rangers to a 2-1 shootout win over the Flyers.
For the first time in five games, the Flyers scored the first goal of the game and never looked back, as all three members of the top line had three-point games and Cal Pickard pitched a 31-save shutout in a 4-0 win over the Rangers on Friday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center.
A lot of the bubble players will get a look in Thursday’s preseason game against the New York Rangers, the final one on home ice in the preseason. Game time from Wells Fargo Center is set for 7 p.m.