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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.

  FULL RECAP

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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