By Jenny Masters
Want to know how God-awful the Flyers are?
They are in last place in the Metro and last night they choked it away to the Montreal Canadiens, who are even worse!
Cole Caufield scored 2:10 into overtime to give the Habs a 4-3 victory.
Rem Pitlick tied it for Montreal with 42.1 seconds left in regulation with a short-handed goal.
Caulfield won it on a slap shot from the top of the circle that beat goalie Carter Hart. Pitlick assisted on the goal.
Claude Giroux scored for he Flyers to reach 900 career points. Cam Atkinson and Kevin Hayes also scored. The Flyers have lost three in a row and 24 of 29.
“We’re going to have to keep finding ways to get players to understand you can play the way you want to play or you can play winning hockey,” Flyers interim coach Mike Yeo said.
Pitlick forced overtime. Ben Chiarot passed to the front of the net from the wall, and Pitlick buried it for his 12th of the season. The Canadiens actually were skating 5-on-5 during the tally after pulling their goalie.
“Just can’t happen,” Giroux said. “We’re in a deep hole. We’re just finding ways to lose right now.”