The Flyers defenseman, a former student at the Florida high school, marvels at the passion and resolve of surviving students since a gunman killed 17 in America's latest public massacre.
"Maybe it's an overused term,'' coach Dave Hakstol said after the morning skate before tonight's home game against Columbus. "But in an oversimplified way, that's what it is.''
The goalie acquired from Detroit earlier this week likely will start Thursday against visiting Columbus. The Flyers will take a nine-game points streak (7-0-2) into the matchup.
The Flyers stopped 'draining the bench' by limiting penalties, which has helped in their turnaround.
Right winger Travis Konecny, who injured his right foot Tuesday, is listed as "probable" for Thursday's game against visiting Columbus, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
"I got the taste. Now I know I can do it,'' the rookie netminder says.
The Flyers moved to within three points of first-place Washington in the Metropolitan Division. They are now 12-0-1 at home against Montreal since April 2, 2010.
After a bumpy first start, Alex Lyon has fashioned two dependable, if not outstanding performances. He has faced a total of 52 shots over two games and allowed three goals in his second coming with the Flyers, and none were stoppable.
The Flyers give the media its first look behind-the-scenes of the team’s new practice facilities at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. By TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer
The veteran right winger, who has 20 goals, including a team-high 10 on the power play, will miss two to three weeks, GM Ron Hextall said on Tuesday.
Petr Mrazek is a competent, proven goalie. The Flyers needed one, and in this era of the NHL, sometimes that's all a team needs to make a playoff run.
Oskar Lindblom, a 21-year-old Swede promoted from Lehigh Valley, is expected to make his NHL debut.
With Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth suffering injuries eight days apart, general manager Ron Hextall needed to bolster the Flyers goaltending before the Feb. 26 trade deadline.