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

Saturday, 02.25.2012 / 9:24 PM ET / 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
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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