The third straight multi-scrimmage day will take place today at the Flyers Training Center in Voorhees. Today's it's Team 3 -- the group headed by Joel Farabee, Morgan Frost, Cam Atkinson, Nic Deslauriers, Ryan Poehling, Garnet Hathaway, Tanner Laczynski, Wade Allison, Ronnie Attard, Nick Seeler, Victor Mete and Carter Hart -- tasked with playing back-to-back scrimmages.
Yesterday, during the second scrimmage (Team 1 vs. Team 2), Flyers head coach John Tortorella stopped the session midway through. He came down from his perch on the balcony to berate the scrimmage participants for a low-energy session and tell them to pick up the competitiveness and tempo.
In fairness to the players, everyone on the ice at the time was doing their third scrimmage in a 24-hour period, and that was on the heels of Thursday's grueling skating tests. To the hard-pushing Tortorella, however, that's not a valid excuse (especially on Day 3 of training camp). After Tortorella blunt address to the group, the focus level improved.
Tomorrow, the Flyers' preseason schedule opens with a road game at the Prudential Center in Newark against the New Jersey Devils. The non-game group will have a practice at the FTC, while the game group will have a morning skate.