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Fly-by: Flyers 5, Jets 4 in OT

Tuesday, 02.21.2012 / 6:25 PM ET / News
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Fly-by: Flyers 5, Jets 4 in OT

   
                
   Laviolette        Simmonds
GUTSY WIN
Peter Laviolette said it best in his post-game press conference.

Tonight's 5-4 win in overtime was just a gutsy win by the group.

It was a win that came within nine seconds of not happening at all.

Not giving up at any point in the see-saw battle, Claude Giroux started a rush up ice in the final minute.

James van Riemsdyk took it from his own blueline and past the Jets own goal line where he threw a pass to Wayne Simmonds who forced the puck past Jets' goaltender Ondrej Pavelec with 9.7 seconds left on the clock to stun the Jets and force overtime.

The rush didn't end with regulation however. The Flyers pushed by playing four forwards at certain points in the extra session.

Jaromir Jagr capped off a Flyers victory that saw the club fire 55 shots on net, which tied a club record for a regular season road game and gain an important two full points in the standings.

Those 55 shots were a product of the persistent offense. The Flyers have produced 16 goals in the last three games, while continuing to hold the NHL lead in goals scored (197).

Perhaps even more important was the Flyers defense, which included Pavel Kubina's Flyers debut, that held the Jets to just  26 shots on goal through 64 minutes of play, including five in the third period.

The win was the Flyers first against the Jets this year, and third game in the four-game season series that was decided by one goal.
In addition to tonight’s 55 shots, the Flyers had 48 shots in the 9-8 loss to Winnipeg on October 27. 

Per the Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the first time since the 1984-85 season that the Flyers have posted 48 or more shots against the same team twice in one season:
Oct. 18, 1984 – 58 shots in 13-2 win vs. Vancouver
Dec. 28, 1984 – 50 shots in 7-4 win at Vancouver
 
The 55 shots tied a Flyers franchise record for most shots in a road game.  They had 55 shots in a 4-3 overtime win at Boston on March 1, 2007.
 
The Flyers are now 4-4-1 this season when posting 40 or more shots and are 9-9-2 over the last two seasons when doing so.
 
The Flyers have benefitted from a goal by either Max Talbot or Wayne Simmonds in six consecutive games and in 13 of the last 18 games overall.  This is the second time in the last three games that both players have scored in the same game.
 
Claude Giroux now has eight points (1G, 7A) in his last three games.  He recorded a career-high 10 shots on goal tonight.  

Jaromir Jagr
Jaromir Jagr scored the game-winning goal with 44 seconds left in overtime to give the Flyers a 5-4 win at Winnipeg.

And for that Jagr gets tonight's Flyers Star.

The goal was also
Jagr's 16th career overtime goal, which is a new NHL record.

Off a great play from Danny Briere, Jagr planted himself in front of the net just below the hash-marks and fired off a quick shot low and to Pavelec's blocker side to give the Flyers the full two points in the standings

"Well, a couple of minutes earlier I missed a chance with an open net shot.  The puck hit the post.  I skated back to the bench and Wayne Simmonds told me 'Max, just relax, you'll be fine.  You'll get another chance.' And like he said, a couple of shifts later I got the same type of shot and I didn't want to miss my chance again."
- Max Talbot

"It was one of those gutsy efforts that you look back on... It might have been one of our best [and] toughest wins."
- Peter Laviolette
Tonight's turning point rests on the shoulders of James van Riemsdyk.

Taking a pass from Claude Giroux at their own blueline, van Riemsdyk weaved his way from side-to-side through the neutral zone and along the opposite boards into the Jets zone.

Curling to the net just past the goalline, van Riemsdyk flicked a pass to Wayne Simmonds who scored the game-tying goal with nine seconds left on the clock.

The goal sent the game into overtime and gave the Flyers the momentum, paving the way for Jagr's heroics.
PIC OF THE NIGHT: Jagr salutes seconds after scoring the game-winning goal in OT.  

Flyers 5, Jets 4 in OT
Associated Press

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored at 4:16 of overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds sent the game into the extra period with a goal with 10 seconds left in regulation.

  FULL RECAP

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .916 2.69
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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