Philadelphia Flyers Dave Hakstol preached to his players not to overreact from a 7-1 loss. It seems like they provided the perfect response on Monday.
It’s not too surprising that it was a feisty, physical contest since the Flyers faced the same Florida Panthers team that embarrassed them on Saturday.
Maybe they would have treated any opponent this way, though. This was a home-opening contest after a humiliating defeat, after all.
Either way, it was a physical contest that demanded some expert penalty killing:
Hakstol got his first win as Philly’s head coach in the process.
The Flyers’ next game is against the Chicago Blackhawks, with honor going to Kimmo Timonen. It will air on NBCSN on Wednesday.