Instant reaction: Blackhawks wrap up seven-game homestand with loss to Flyers



Flyers 4, Blackhawks 1

Snap judgments:

— This was far from the Blackhawks' best effort of the season, which is disappointing after they turned in terrific outings in the previous couple games. The third period is when they finally started to get going, but by that point they had dug too large of a hole. Turnovers bit the Blackhawks in the behind again.

— The Blackhawks and Flyers combined for only 12 shots on goal in the first period, but they also generated 15 total scoring chances, nine of which came from the visiting team. After getting a goal overturned due to an offside challenge by the Blackhawks, the Flyers eventually opened the scoring when Oskar Lindblom converted on a 2-on-1.

— The Blackhawks were outscored 1-0 in the second period and were outshot 13-1. The Flyers easily could've opened up the game in the middle frame but Robin Lehner held down the fort as best as he could. It was the second period in Prague as well that the Flyers took control of the game, outshooting the Blackhawks 16-7.

Three stars:

1. Flyers C Claude Giroux — One goal (game winner) in 19:18 of ice time

2. Flyers LW James van Riemsdyk — One goal, one assist in 16:13 of ice time 

3. Flyers G Brian Elliott — Stopped 23 of 24 shots for a save percentage of .958

Must-see highlights:

— Saad puts the Blackhawks on the board

What's next:

The Blackhawks visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 12 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago.

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