Awesome. So many reasons this is fuckin’ awesome.
1. Awesome to see the Flyers get a convincing win. It’s been awhile. These type of wins have been known to propel the Flyers onto larger winning streaks this season, and no better time to start a winning streak than now. The Flyers have 8 games remaining in the regular season, and sit a top the eastern conference, two points ahead of the Caps.
- With the win, the Flyers recorded their 100th point last night. They also tied a franchise record with 24 road wins. The Flyers (45-19-10) are one win away from the franchise’s first 50 win season since 1985-86.
2. Awesome to see JVR succeed. I have backed the Middletown, NJ native for the entirety of his short (145 games) career. He was taken in and out of the lineup last season, and the fans and media were hating on his game all season. This season, with the hat trick last night, he has 19 goals. He has a good size, he’s a great skater, he scores goals, and has tremendous upside.
JVR on the hat trick:
“I tried not to think about the hat trick too much, but some of the guys were busting my chops and telling me to go for it,” van Riemsdyk said. “You never really know if it’s going to happen, but I was getting a lot of good bounces out there tonight.” CSNPhilly
3. The third reason it was awesome was the fact that so many hats hit the ice, in NY. The Flyers fan were abundant in Long Island, and JVR’s road hat trick, still drew a fair number of hats.