Filip Zadina scores twice in vein as the San Jose Sharks fall to the Philadelphia Flyers

Mar 12, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Marc Staal (18) hits
Mar 12, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Marc Staal (18) hits / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks lose again. Filip Zadina scores twice as the Philadelphia Flyers are able to overcome the Sharks 3-2. A difficult game gave a silver lining for the Sharks. A young man trying to find his way in the league is starting to build some confidence and get into a flow of things. It's building his value for the trade deadline next year if the Sharks want to go down that route, or they can treat him as a member of the new core. But for now, we need to talk about that game.

Philadelphia would start the scoring when Morgan Frost was able to pick the puck up and fire it up the ice to Joel Farabee who had flown the zone and was behind the Sharks defense. The pass left him alone with Magnus Chrona, and the rookie netminder couldn't bail the Sharks out of their defensive miscue this time. Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead early in this one and the Sharks were going to need to fight back.

Thankfully, this team would do just that. Alexander Barabanov was able to enter the zone cleanly. He dropped the puck back to the point for Luke Kunin, who had the entire ice surface to aim for. When he pulled that puck back, a lane opened up for Filip Zadina to drive to the net, and the pass was on target. Zadina was able to put it past Samuel Errson and the Sharks pulled themselves back into this one.

Philadelphia's powerplay would strike when Cam York and Travis Konecny started to play catch along the side boards. Konecny tried to shoot the puck, but it was blocked by Henry Thrun. The issue is that the puck bounced out to Morgan Frost who was left all alone at the back post, and he shot the puck home from the side of the net. Chrona couldn't do anything to keep it out, and the lead for the Flyers was restored.


Alexander Barabanov would enter the zone on the powerplay before dropping the puck to Luke Kunin. Kunin fired the puck to Klim Kostin who had a shot stopped, but Barabanov was able to gather the puck and get it back to Kostin. He found Kunin sneaking in behind him, and Kunin put the puck on the stick of Zadina again to get the Sharks back onto level terms in this one. A great play from the Sharks as a youngster continues to build his confidence.

Unfortunately, the Flyers would seal the win in the third. Travis Konecny was able to hold the puck long enough for the sea in the slot to part. He slid the puck along the ice, perfectly weighted, for Owen Tippett to rush in behind the Sharks defense. Chrona can't get across and the Flyers restored the lead in this one. It was a lead that the Sharks would test until the end of the game, but it would prove too much, Philly held on for the win.