Ondrej Kase had two goals, Anaheim scored three times in the second period and the
Patrick, the talented center who had three points this season, was checked head-first into the glass by Anaheim forward Chris Wagner, dropped to his knees and needed help leaving the ice. He went straight to the locker room in the second period and did not return.
The 19-year-old Patrick was the second pick of the 2017 draft and keyed an influx of youth that helped the Flyers get off to a solid start. The Flyers did not have an immediate update on Patrick's condition.
The Flyers will surely use caution in deciding when to return Patrick to the lineup. He was already in a suit and mingled with the players scratched from the lineup in the press box during second intermission.
Patrick got a bird's-eye view of a Flyers team that slogged through the final game of a five-game homestand (3-2) that displayed the wild inconsistency of their offense. The Flyers scored 13 goals in the first two games of the homestand and then just four over the final three.
Behind a stellar outing in net from John Gibson, the Ducks made the most of their 12 shots in the second.
Brandon Montour, Nick Ritchie and
Montour blew past defenseman Travis Konecny and beat
Getzlaf sealed the win with a goal early in the third.
The Ducks played this one for veteran forward
Couturier opened the scoring in the first with his fifth goal of the season. Kase scored late in the first to tie the game and start Anaheim's run that silenced a Philly crowd on a sports high a night after the 76ers and Eagles won on the same day for the first time since Dec. 29, 2013.