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Fly-by: Flyers 3, Senators 2 in OT

Saturday, 01.7.2012 / 1:18 PM ET / News
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Fly-by: Flyers 3, Senators 2 in OT
Saturday, January 7, 2012
2 - 3
Senators 0 1 1 0 2
Flyers 1 0 1 1 3
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OTT:   M. Michalek (PPG, 11:05 - 2nd) , B. Butler (06:43 - 3rd)
PHI:   D. Briere (11:05 - 1st) , D. Briere (PPG, 09:12 - 3rd) , D. Briere (04:54 - OT)

OTT: C. Anderson (L)

Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette called it inspirational. And while most Flyers fans in the stands were surprised to see Danny Briere drop the gloves, most of his teammates weren't.

Briere's performance obviously earned him the first star of the game and perhaps renewed confidence serving on a line with Voracek and Talbot.

"We were pretty pumped up," said Jakub Voracek, who set up Briere's winning goal in OT. "I would say it's a great feeling to have Danny as a clutch player when it can mostly always make a difference in a game."

After going at it after whistles and earning coincidental penalties in the second period, Briere and newly acquired forward Kyle Turris squared off 18:36 into the second period with the score knotted at 2-2.

From that point forward Briere seemed unstoppable; finishing off the game with two more goals for the fifth hat trick of his career to go along with the third fight of his NHL career.

"He came out and he was skating and he was in the battles and getting knocked around and taking some and giving some," said Laviolette. "That’s where he has to be in order to score the goals. He’s has to be willing to take that from some big guys and he did tonight. A fight, three goals won it with half a dozen seconds left on the clock. It was terrific, terrific effort by him.”

Hard to tell from the scoresheet, but the game was by no means a one-man show. Voracek earned a pair of assists on the night, while an injured Kimmo Timonen played through nearly 26 minutes of pain and even earned an assist in the process.

And then there's Ilya Bryzgalov, who despite allowing four goals to the Blackhawks, looked sharp. He built on that performance and made 35 saves on 37 shots, including several good scoring chances in the second period, to backstop the Flyers to another victory.
Danny Briere recorded his fifth career NHL hat trick and his third as a Flyer.  His fight was the third of his NHL career and second as a Flyer.  Per the Elias Sports Bureau, the last Flyer to have a hat trick and a fight in the same game was Scott Hartnell on Dec. 11, 2008 vs. Carolina.
Claude Giroux took 32 of tonight’s 55 faceoffs.  He was an even 50 percent (16W, 16L).
Brayden Schenn now has his first three Flyers points in three consecutive games for a three-game scoring streak.  He was also 9 for 13 on faceoffs.
The teams combined for 137 attempts on net today – Ottawa had 37 SOG, 17 shots that were blocked and 14 that missed; the Flyers had 39 SOG, 14 that were blocked and 16 that missed.
Fifteen of Philadelphia’s 18 skaters recorded at least one hit today and 16 of the 18 recorded at least one shot.

Danny Briere
Surprise, Surprise Danny Briere gets the game's first star.

Briere recorded all three Flyers goals including the game-winning tally with 5.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Flyers their second straight one-goal win.

Briere now has 13 goals and 28 points in 36 games this season which ranks fourth on the Flyers.

“He was excellent, I thought from the start to the finish. Certainly the save you’re talking about gave us an opportunity to pick up the second point. Goaltending was a factor tonight."
- Peter Laviolette

“He gave me a better shot and I gave him a shot back and we were in the penalty box. When we came out, he kind of gave me a shot and asked me to go and so at the next face-off we kind of talked back and forth and ended up dropping the gloves.”
- Ottawa forward Kyle Turris

"They are a team that skates well and they battled hard. I don't know if it was the afternoon game or what but it didn't feel like we were at our best. But to be able to somehow find a way to get a win, this is huge."
- Danny Briere
Tonight's turning point is the now-famous fight between Danny Briere and Kyle Turris late in the second period.

Although the fight may have not turned the momentum fully in the Flyers' favor, it sure did for one person.

Danny Briere, who already had the Flyers' first goal of the night, reached another level following his bout with Turris… and so did the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center.

Just his third fight overall in the NHL, and second as a Flyer, Briere tied the game back up at 2-2 three minutes after the Sens grabbed the lead. He provided the heroics once more in overtime to factor into all three Flyers goals on the evening and give the Flyers their second last-minute win in-a-row.
PIC OF THE NIGHT: Danny Briere in his third career NHL fight, against Kyle Turris.

Flyers 3, Senators 2 in OT
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Danny Briere's hat trick with 5.3 seconds left in overtime lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory Saturday over the Ottawa Senators.

The victory was the second straight for the Flyers, and it snapped Ottawa's four-game winning streak.





1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69


C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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