Stop me if you’ve heard this story before but the Philadelphia Flyers goaltending has been atrocious this season. Both starter Steve Mason and backup Michal Neuvirth have been inconsistent and unable to provide their team with the kind of goaltending necessary to earn a playoff position. Luckily for Flyers fans, help may soon be on the way
Flyers 2016 second round selection Carter Hart put forth a historic performance on Sunday night as his Everett Silvertips of the WHL bested the Victoria Royals 3-2 in quintuple overtime. Making 64 saves along the way, Hart made several show stopping saves for the Silvertips en route to winning the longest game in WHL history and clinching a second round berth in the WHL playoffs.
Hart was the first goaltender selected in his draft year and many hockey fans may remember him from his outstanding performance at the 2017 World Junior Championships where he earned silver for Canada. While Hart may be a couple years from being ready for the NHL, Flyers fans can at least take solace in the fact that they have a strong blue chip prospect between the pipes that can provide them with some hope for the future.