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Fly-by: Flyers 5, Flames 4 (SO)

Saturday, 02.25.2012 / 9:24 PM / News
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Fly-by: Flyers 5, Flames 4 (SO)

   
            
  Laviolette    Read    Grossman
COMEBACK KINGS
The saying goes, one can only go to the well so many times.

The Flyers are certainly aware of that, but they keep proving themselves wrong with another thrilling come from behind victory tonight.

The latest by way of a 5-4 shootout win at Calgary, just four days following yet another 5-4 win that needed extra time in Winnipeg.

The Flyers faced a 3-0 deficit following a shorthanded goal past the midpoint of the game. The Flyers stormed back in dramatic fashion with three unanswered goals, including two within a span of 3:39 to end the second period.

"The tenacity of sticking with it shift-by-shift," said Nicklas Grossman, who played in just his fourth game as a Flyer. "It doesn't matter if we're down a goal or two, we just keep pounding away. I think that shows good character of a team."

After knotting it up at 3-3, the Flames took yet another lead off a penalty shot goal midway through the third period, but the Flyers quickly evened things back up at 4-4 off of Hartnell's second goal.

Ilya Bryzgalov fought off the Flames the rest of the way and stopped four of five players in the shootout, while the Flyers defense accounted for a total of six points on the night.

The Flyers are 2-1-0 on their current road trip and will look for back-to-back wins when they play the Sharks in San Jose on Tuesday.
Tonight’s game marks the third time this season the Flyers have recovered from a 3-0 deficit to win a game (Dec. 2 at ANA; Dec. 7 at BUF).  Both previous wins came in overtime, while this one came in the shootout.  There’s been only one other season in team history where the Flyers have done that – the 1991-92 season, when they also erased a 3-0 deficit to win on three separate occasions, one of which was over Calgary
 
The Flyers are now 5-4-1 this season when posting 40 or more shots and are 10-9-2 over the last two seasons when doing so.
 
The Flyers have had 35 or more shots in seven of their last 11 games.
 
The last time the Flyers faced a penalty shot in consecutive games was October 27 & November 1, 2007 against Boston and Montreal, respectively.  Martin Biron was in net for both shots and stopped them both.
Scott Hartnell
Scott Hartnell is tonight's star with his pair of goals, which at the time, tied the game up at 3-3 and then 4-4 to force the overtime session.

Both of Hartnell's goals came off of deflections from the point and establishing himself in front of Flames' goaltender Mikka Kiprusoff from shots at the point by Kimmo Timonen and Nicklas Grossman.

The goals were his 29th and 30th goals of the season, which tie his career high and gives him 59 points, one shy of his career mark of 60 points set in 2008-09.



"More important was the win tonight... We believe in the system and sticking with it shift-by-shift. That's what makes us successful."
- Nicklas Grossman

"I think the guys came out hard for 60 minutes… We had a couple tough bounces and as the game went on Bryz got better and stronger and made some saves for us."
- Peter Laviolette
Trailing by a 3-1 score, tonight's turning point came by way of a wrist shot from the point by defenseman Braydon Coburn.

Coburn's goal was the second of the night for the Flyers and came with just 34 seconds left in the second period, but it didn't give the Flyers the lead.

What it did give the Flyers was momentum going into the dressing room at the second intermission.

That momentum would carryover into the 3rd period and pave the way for a pair of goals by Hartnell and set the stage for Bryzgalov and Matt Read's heroics in the shootout victory.
PIC OF THE NIGHT: Brayden Schenn collides with Cory Sarich.  

Flyers 5, Flames 4 (SO)
Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Scott Hartnell had two goals, and Matt Read scored the shootout winner as the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a three-goal deficit and beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Saturday night.

Read ended the game in the fifth round with a shot that beat Miikka Kiprusoff just inside the goal post.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 62 19 45 4 64
C. Giroux 61 18 41 2 59
W. Simmonds 62 24 18 -2 42
M. Streit 62 8 32 -4 40
B. Schenn 62 12 23 -3 35
S. Couturier 62 12 14 -2 26
M. Del Zotto 50 7 17 -7 24
M. Read 62 5 18 -9 23
M. Raffl 47 13 3 4 16
V. Lecavalier 44 7 9 -9 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 11 13 7 .925 2.26
R. Emery 10 10 4 .893 3.15
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