The Philadelphia Flyers have been much better to start the season than anybody would have expected. It has been fun to watch them so far and many people thought they’d be one of the worst teams in the league.
The thing we all forgot about was the fact that John Tortorella is still their head coach and he demands high-end effort every single night. Sometimes, that is all a team filled with skill needs to compete at a high level.
The Flyers have some really nice young pieces in their lineup and more are on the way. One to be the most excited about is Bobby Orr Brink. Yes, his middle name is actually Orr. He is one of their top young players right now.
Brink was taken by the Flyers in the second round (34th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft. He has been developing really well ever since. He played 10 NHL games last season and is a full-time rookie in the lineup now. He seems to be making more and more of an impact as we move along.
The Philadelphia Flyers are lucky to have Bobby Orr Brink on their team.
Brink was born in Minnesota so you’d think that he might have a big game when he played against the Minnesota Wild. He had two assists on the season coming into this game and six total in his career up to this point. It’s not a bad start at all but he came in still looking for his first career NHL goal.
Finally, after some really good play to start the season, Brink got on the board in the goal column. He scored his first career NHL goal in the second period of Thursday night’s game. It was assisted by Sean Couturier and Cam Atkinson. This goal gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead over the Wild.
That wasn’t enough for Brink though. He clearly opened the floodgates by getting his first. In the third period, he scored his second goal of the game and this one made it 5-2. It was assisted by Joel Farabee and Travis Sanheim. It’s never a bad thing to follow up your first goal with your second right away.
The Flyers pulled away with the 6-2 victory to keep their great start going. Brink was the number one star of the game and rightfully so. Now that he has his first goal on record, he can just worry about playing well and developing into the player he is going to be.
The next game for the Flyers will come on Saturday night when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Brink and the boys are feeling good about themselves so it will be interesting to see what they are able to do moving forward.