Nashville – Joel Farabi He had a goal and assists, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Nashville Predators 3-1 at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.
Farabi had no points in Philadelphia’s first four games of the season.
“I think I was in the moment, the fifth game of the year, and I definitely wanted to bring more insult to my game and create so much in that way,” Farabi said. “Just getting a win on the road in Nashville is always tough, so I definitely feel good about that. I think [goalie Carter Hart] We kept him in it all night, so a lot of credit to him.”
Kevin Hayes He had a goal and a crucial pass, and Hart made 31 saves for the pilots (4-1-0).
Matt Duchene record and Juuse Saros He made 22 tackles for the Predators (2-4-1), who have not won since the start of the season with consecutive victories against the San Jose Sharks in the World Series in Prague on October 7-8.
“Our focus continues to improve,” Nashville coach John Hines said. “Like I said, you have to take things for what they are. We haven’t won five games here. I think there are different reasons for that.
“We have a chance now, a chance to reset, get away from him for a day, go back and get some good practice and refocus. That’s what our focus should be on, what we can control going forward.”
Hayes gave the Flyers a 1–0 lead in 3:13 of the first period, scoring on Philadelphia’s first shot of the game. Farabi forced the defense man in Nashville Ryan McDonagh To flip the disc into a corner before feeding Hayes into the left facing circle for a quick shot.
Zack McQueen He extended the lead to 2-0 at 18:36 when he came off the bench and scored on a rebound after kicking the ball off his stick.
“I felt like we had a gang mentality in the first period, two fights, protecting each other, protecting our goalkeeper when we needed to,” Flyers coach John Tortorella said. “I thought we played better as the match went on. I thought our third period was really good with our checking in and out.”
Farabi extended his lead to 3-0 at 7:44 of the third inning, pulling off the dash from the left circle.
“I think when the players get some points it always helps their confidence,” Tortorella said. “We’re trying to get it [Farabee] He plays better by giving him a minute (18:49).
“I think he was a little bit late because of the lack of playing time during camp. I hope that lays him off a little bit. He scored a big goal, the third goal, little by little. I don’t think he’s playing great, but I think when the strikers get the points it helps with the points. play them.”
Duchenne scored from the right circle during 6-on-4 at 17:42 for the 3-1 final.
defensive predator Mark Borovicki He was thrown off the ice at 6:24 in the second half after being hit behind Philadelphia’s net by forward Morgan Frost. No penalty for the play has been evaluated.
The Predators later tweeted that Borowiecki was conscious and had movement in all of his limbs when he left the arena. He has been taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he will undergo further testing and monitoring.
“You never get comfortable when you see a player or a teammate go down like that,” Hines said. “I think when you saw him right away, when he hit the boards and then came down right away, you could tell it was a serious accident. He’s a great guy, a huge part of the team.
“It’s good to see that he looks like he’s going to be okay with the serious part of the injury. Obviously, he’s going to be messing around here a little bit, but it’s good…to see him be doing well and be able to get back to getting better.”
Notes: Hayes has eight points (one goal and seven assists) over a five-point streak. … forward flyers Lucas Sedlac He fired three shots on target and one shot at 9:45 of icy time on his debut after earning exemptions from the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. …Nashville GM David Boyle was honored before the game as he became the first NHL GM to reach 3,000 career games.