Flyers vs Bruins: Noah Kitts and Jackson Kitts score in pre-season win

With John Tortorella and his staff watching Saturday’s season opener from the Flyers management wing, the club has put so many of its kids up for the manager to watch.

Tortorella, who vowed that “children would play”, He got his first glimpse of them in the Flyers Show’s 2-1 win over the Bruins at Wells Fargo Center.

Game-winner Jackson Kitts scored less than five minutes before the end of the third half, joining his younger brother in the goal-scoring column.

Noah Kitts, one of the club’s best prospects and Pay for a place on the list, Score a power play goal. Morgan Frost and Tyson Forrester helped tag.

“It’s a coach’s dream,” said AHL Lehigh Valley coach Ian Laperriere, who was behind the Flyers’ bench, of the younger Kitts. “He does it all right, he doesn’t cheat, he plays the right way, and he meets him. How can you not love a man like that?”

The Flyers put the Boston in the power game six times but came out unscathed on all six.

Overall, it’s not a bad start to the pre-season for the Flyers, who are out of the 25-46-11 season and want to get younger in 2022-23.

“One of John Tortorella’s strengths, and I don’t think he gets enough credit for that, is that he has a proven track record of improving players, pushing players to be better, and developing young players,” Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said. Thursday. “And that’s an important part of what we want to do. We want to know what we have.”

• In a beautiful bypass pass, Frost topped his pre-season score last year.

He facilitated Kitts’ goal in the opening game with the Flyers on a 5v3 in the second half. Frost won the tie and then found Kitts in good shape on the bounce.

“It’s so good, just what it does to pinching, it confuses me sometimes. Holy s—, right?” Wade Allison said. “It’s fun to watch and great to play with. Keep your baton on the ice because he can appear on your wand at any time. He’s a special player. And the more confident he gets, the more he’s on his way to getting off the ground. He’s going to be a very special player in this league for a long time.”

Frost also had a agonizing shot down to help take the win in the final seconds.

The 23-year-old gaming industry center should be even more confident this time around. before last season, He was playing after a long break.

He built some confidence at the end of the 2021-22 regular season. Pilots are definitely looking for Frost to Take a step on a one-year deal.

Frost seems stronger and has a steam head. He will be a regular in the senior squad and knows this season is a huge opportunity.

“Just prove that I belong in the National Hockey League. Even here I am, I want to make a statement, like I just don’t want to be on the team,” Frost said Saturday after the morning’s figure skating. “I want to be a squad maker, I want to help contribute and play in different situations, and be someone to be counted on in the game. That’s what I’m looking to do in camp, prove it, and then hopefully do the class.”

• Jackson Keats is a man not to be forgotten in the Flyers Center competition.

A strong and responsible defensive player is 24 years old and belongs to a winning college program.

“Jackson, I’m not going to take him out of the race either,” Labrier said. “He came to camp in good shape, and he came to camp to make up the team.”

• Two goalkeepers vying to be the backup pilots for Carter Hart slotted the net.

Felix Sandstrom started the match and finished with 17 balls. He was so good in the first period, turning 16 of those saved balls that the Flyers handed four power plays to the Bruins.

The 25-year-old Swede had a respectable save ratio of 0.910 in five games for the top club last season.

It builds confidence, it’s something I’ve taken with me all summer, it’s also been motivation,” said Sandstrom. “You know how fun it is to be here and how everything works here, so you want to fight for a place on the team.”

Troy Grosnick, a 33-year-old with excellent numbers in the AHL, stopped 14 shots. He was signed to a one-year, $750,000 one-way contract in the off-season.

Grosnik allowed Jacob Lauko to equalize with 7:10 minutes remaining in the third period.

Keith Kinkade, the 33-year-old veteran, is entering his 10th season, and Kyle Keiser both conceded a goal against Boston.

• Cam York was solid at over 20 minutes. The potential 21-year-old is the season opener favorite over the Flyers’ third defensive pair.

“I think the management, the Torts team, and I are looking for him to perform the minor play,” Laperriere said Saturday after the morning skiing. “He has this amazing ability to skate and he has a head that spins all the time. But at the NHL level, the play you see, it’s the best play. Sometimes these kids – not the only ones – are looking for better play. The plays are there. So I think the management and I are looking for him to play a little game, and to make that play most of the time, he’s going to make a good pass.”

• Alisson has shown that he will defend his teammates anywhere. he is Fight 6 feet 8 forward In the junior game last season.

The beloved winger showed it again Saturday night, defending Antoine Roussel, who is competing in a professional trial. During the first period, the 32-year-old Frenchman had his head dropped in the open ice and received a heavy blow from Connor Carrick. Allison may have known Russell for a week but immediately dropped the gloves in his defense.

Old school Tortorella can appreciate it. It was costly for Alison, too, because he had misbehavior. As a result, he finished with just 10:55 minutes into the night, but the fight didn’t hurt his case for a spot on the roster.

“I know it’s a training camp, but he showed his new coach Tortes that he’s ready to do it,” Laperriere said. “What Torts are trying to do here is bring the identity of sticking together and Wade proved that tonight.”

Hayden Hodgson also fought back, dancing with A.J. Greer in the second period.

Hodgson and Igor Zamola helped the Keats match winner.

• Artem Anisimov, as Russell, is a veteran of the PTO and aims to get a contract.

Sean Couturier and Patrick Brown injured They opened the door for Anisimov, the 34-year-old veteran who played for New York’s Tortorella.

He played more than 18 minutes on Saturday night, blocking a few shots and taking a penalty.

“He’s played more than 700 games, he’s a great veteran,” Laperriere said. “When you have already lost two men, it is not bad to have a man like this who can show the children the right way to start a business.”

• Forster had a penalty in addition to his assists, but he also had a great shot during the third half. Finished with five shots.

• Flyers will be held A pair of brawls and four practice sessions on Sunday in Voorhees, New Jersey.

The team’s next pre-season game will be Tuesday against the Sabers in Buffalo, New York (7 p.m. ET).

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