The Philadelphia Flyers seem to be in yet another season in which they will play “goaltender by committee,” as they have a pair veteran net minders and will ride the hot hand throughout the course of the long season.
General manager Ron Hextall has stocked his system with numerous goaltending prospects in hopes that one of them will become the franchise goalie this team has lacked for quite some time. One of those prospects is 2016 second-round draft pick Carter Hart.
Hart is taking part of the annual CIBC Canada-Russia Series leading up to the World Junior Tournament. Russia brings their national junior over to Canada to play a six-game series against All-Star teams from the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League.
The WHL opened the series last night by hosting Russia in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with Hart getting the start in goal. The Everett Silvertips goaltender stopped all 20 shots he saw as the WHL team ran away in a 7-0 blowout of Russia.
You can see the full highlights by heading over the tournament’s official website.