The Philadelphia Flyers entered Thursday night’s matchup against the Nashville Predators in Philadelphia with hopes of paying back the favor for a last-minute loss in Nashville on October 10. Instead, the Flyers team that has scored 18 goals in their last three games was shutout by goalie Pekka Rinne in a hard fought 1-0 loss to the defending Western Conference Champions.
The only goal of the contest came at 3:49 of the third period, in which Colton Sissons fired a shot past Neuvirth from the slot. Unfortunately for the Flyers, their offense which has been red-hot of late was held to only 28 shots and no goals. The power-play was also out of sorts, with the team being unable to convert on five man-advantage opportunities. It was Rinne’s first shutout of the season and the Predators’ fourth win (4-2-1). The Flyers drop to 4-3-0 on the season and will look past tonight’s loss and toward their next game against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers Saturday afternoon, October 21.