After losing to the San Jose Sharks 3-1 Tuesday, and suffering their 9th straight loss, the Flyers were booed off of their home ice. Chants of “Fire Hakstol” could be heard in the Wells Fargo Center during the game. The Flyers held a players only meeting where Captain Claude Giroux discussed how important it is to remain on the same page. Giroux also noted that Hakstol shouldn’t be to blame.
Flyers GM Ron Hextall thinks the team is still a playoff team. Hextall said “To look objectively at our team right now, to say we are playing poorly? No. Are we shooting ourselves in the foot at times? Yes, we are. I still believe we’re a playoff team. We need to be better at some critical moments.”
The Flyers last win came on November 9th in a 3-1 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks.
For the 1st time in his young career, Leafs forward Auston Matthews was held without a shot on goal which ended his 103 game streak. Matthews had 2 shot attempts, 1 was blocked by a Flames defender and the other missed the net.
Matthews didn’t realize his streak ended as he said he “wont lose any sleep over it.” Matthews still tallied a point as he assisted Nakita Zaitsev in a 4-1 win against Calgary.
Today the 1st place (15-7-1) Vegas Golden Knights resigned defenseman Brayden McNabb to a four-year deal worth $10 million. Though McNabb has only 2 points in 20 games this season, it’s what he does defensively that got him the deal. McNabb leads the team in hits (56) and blocks (52), and also owns a plus-10 rating.
McNabb will have a $2.5 million cap hit and will be under contract through the 2021-22 season.