A new nugget for the Flyers?

When Carter Hart was injured, there was no sign that the already struggling Philadelphia Flyers would go on to win.

A new nugget for the Flyers?

When Carter Hart was injured, there was no sign that the already struggling Philadelphia Flyers would go on to win. Still, rookie Samuel Ersson took matters into his own hands in front of the cage with three wins in five days.

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The team's modest fifth-round pick in 2018, the 23-year-old Swede had previously started only one game in the National Hockey League (NHL), and that was December 23 against the Carolina Hurricanes. . He was then taken out of the game in the third period after conceding five goals.

A performance that certainly did not impress head coach John Tortorella. But with the absence of Hart, who suffered a concussion, and the setbacks of Felix Sandstrom, who is 1-6-1 after landing the second job in training camp, options were running out.

However, Ersson did well, improving with each outing. He first gave up three goals on 28 shots for the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, before giving up twice on 29 shots two days later against the Los Angeles Kings. Then, on Monday, he lost his first shutout 40 seconds from the final whistle on the Anaheim Ducks' 29th and final shot.

"I'm still adapting a bit, but I felt that the game [de Monday] was my best game to date, has also analyzed the main interested party, according to the official website of the NHL. I'm starting to feel more comfortable with the readings and the pace of the game."

He's super impressive, noted forward Travis Konecny. He's so calm on the ice. Looks like he's been here for a while."

Not afraid

This calm is probably due to the fact that Ersson already has a good professional background despite being 23 years old. He was notably the starting goalkeeper of Brynas IF, in the Swedish first division, for two seasons from 2019 to 2021 before making the jump to North America last season.

Tortorella himself was impressed with the young man's approach.

"He's not afraid," said the pilot. He just plays. I thought that was probably the game where he seemed the calmest. He made a few key saves. Yes, he was good, he played very well.

It is only the team's third three-game winning streak this season after the first three games of this one. The Flyers are therefore second to last in the metropolitan section by virtue of a record of 14-17-7.

After this great trip to California, they will be back in Pennsylvania on Thursday to host the Arizona Coyotes.

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