In the immortal words of legendary Eagles announcer Merrill Reese, “It’s goooooooooooooooooood!” Yes, that’s true about the local football club, but also at this moment of the local hockey club, the Flyers, who rode into the weekend’s All-Star break winners of three of their four games last week and winners of eight out of 10 overall. Last week included a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils last Saturday afternoon in South Philly, a 2-1 OT win in Washington over the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals last Sunday afternoon, a 3-2 OT triumph over the Red Wings in Detroit on Tuesday evening and a manhandled 5-1 defeat at home at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night. But even that ugly thud had a tough time souring the good vibes the Flyers have piled up recently, especially over the last week and change. So let’s jump right in and dissect because Flyers Weekly Observations are back. • There has been no greater revelation for the Flyers over the last week, and dating back before that, than Travis Konecny. The 20-year-old winger has just been setting the ice ablaze for the Flyers recently. He’s now up to 10 goals and 12 assists on the campaign. So where was this earlier in the season? Well, for starters, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to contribute in this fashion when you’re getting third- and fourth-line minutes and having your ice time cut dramatically in the third period and in OT.
Who deserves credit for Konecny's breakout party?
NBC Sports Philadelphia | Jan 30