BETTING À DAY
Travis Konecny was all over the rink for the Flyers on Wednesday night, scoring a hat trick on five-on-five, advantage and shorthanded goals to beat the Washington Capitals 5 to 3, in Philadelphia.
Konecny has been on fire lately. The 25-year-old right winger twice eluded Darcy Kuemper to extend his one-point streak to 10, the first for the Flyers since Claude Giroux in 2018. He had 20 points during that span. p>
The right winger completed the second hat-trick of his career in an empty net, as the Flyers were down a man.
From behind the net, Joel Farabee s was made an accomplice to his first goal by finding his teammate in the crease between five white jerseys. Konecny also struck shorthanded, scoring his third goal this season in those circumstances.
Owen Tippett and Scott Laughton were the other scorers for the Flyers, who posted their sixth win in their last seven outings. Carter Hart recorded the victory with 26 saves.
In the loss, Nicklas Backstrom picked up his first point of the season. The Capitals responded with goals from Garnet Hathaway, Marcus Johansson and T.J. Oshie.
The two teams will meet again on Saturday.