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Knuble Scores Late as Flyers Win 5-4

Saturday, 11.12.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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Knuble Scores Late as Flyers Win 5-4


Philadelphia, PA – Mike Knuble scored a shorthanded goal with 3.2 seconds remaining in regulation as the Flyers won their ninth straight home game and sixth overall, 5-4 over the Florida Panthers.

With Joni Pitkanen in the penalty box on a hooking call, the Panthers' Lukas Krajicek took a slap shot on net that was stopped by Robert Esche. Esche flipped the puck ahead to Michal Handzus, who skated into the Panthers zone and gave it to Knuble along the boards. Knuble's slap shot found the far corner of the net for his second goal of the game to give Philadelphia the win.

"Michal made a great play to tie up the defenseman," said Knuble. "I kind of scooped it up, and it was one of those where you just pound it on goal. I think it popped up a little bit as I was releasing it and it kind of took off on me and went right up in the [corner]. It was one of the timeliest goals of my NHL career."


Knuble, who also scored in the first period, was robbed of the potential game-winner with 3:56 left in the third period. He managed to whack in a loose puck that was clearly never frozen by Panthers goalie Jamie McLennan, but the referees ruled that the play was dead.

"The puck was still loose, and I think the video replay would show that out," said Knuble. "I guess it was karma a little bit."

Philadelphia swept its longest homestand of the season, winning all five games.

"It's a good sign, but we have to play better for all 60 minutes," said Peter Forsberg. "But, with 10 points out of 10; we can't complain about that."

The Flyers jumped out to an early lead. First, Simon Gagne won a footrace to the puck with Florida's Alexander Karpovtsev and backhanded the puck past McLennan just 57 seconds into the game for his league-leading 17th of the season.

Knuble lit the lamp at 2:58 after Forsberg skated around Krajicek and fed a pass to the right wing beside the net.

Florida responded with two goals of its own to tie the game. Kristian Huselius tapped in a pass through the slot by Chris Gratton at 7:58 and then at 9:15 Gary Roberts blasted a slap shot from the faceoff circle past Esche.

Jeff Carter gave the Flyers back the lead before the intermission, when he skated in on a two-on-one shorthanded rush with Gagne and took the shot himself at 13:45.

Florida kept fighting back, however, and tied the game early in the second period when the Flyers defense lost track of Martin Gelinas. He was able to get just enough of the puck on a pass through the slot by Stephen Weiss at 2:14 to make it a 3-3 game.

Pitkanen made it a 4-3 game at 5:06 of the middle frame with a slap shot from the point on the power play, but the Panthers responded once again at 5:06 when Niklas Hagman scored at 12:50.

Esche made 26 saves in winning his sixth straight start.

"We had a couple breakdowns and they ended up in the net, but we battled through the whole game and it paid off in the end," said Esche, who picked up an assist on the game-winning goal.

The Flyers travel to Tampa Bay to play the Lightning on Monday night before returning for two home games on Wednesday against Pittsburgh and Friday against Atlanta.

FLYERS NOTES
The Flyers beat Florida 5-4 in overtime on Oct. 27 at the Wachovia Center in the teams' first meeting. … Philadelphia leads the league in shorthanded goals with seven … The Flyers were 1-for-5 on the power play and killed off all five Florida opportunities.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
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R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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