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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.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 76 21 55 7 76
C. Giroux 75 23 46 2 69
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 76 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 76 13 17 1 30
M. Del Zotto 58 9 20 -5 29
M. Read 74 7 22 -7 29
M. Raffl 61 20 6 7 26
V. Lecavalier 52 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 11 .927 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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