Hart Making History In Philadelphia

Hart Making History In Philadelphia

By James Jackson

It wasn’t that long ago that the Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart was the talk of the NHL. Hart was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2016 but spent time in the WHL with the Silvertips as a Flyers prospect. Plagued by recurring injuries in the goaltending core, the Flyers called-up Hart to finally make his NHL debut.

As thunderous roars were echoing throughout the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia with every save, it was clear that the Flyers faithful were fully behind the young Hart. The 20 year old Hart is the 10th different goaltender in NHL history to record a personal win streak of 5+ games before his 21st birthday. The last goaltender to do that was Carey Price in 2008.

With the Flyers currently on a six game win streak, it seems Carter Hart has settled in and found his place in Philadelphia. In just 14 games, Hart has a record of 8-5-1 with a .922 Save Percentage. Hart won his first two games as the Flyers netminder and hasn't looked back. The Man they call “Starter” Hart, doesn’t appear to be going anywhere for a long time and that’s exactly what the Flyers need.

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