Giroux scores in OT to lift Flyers past Blackhawks

PHILADELPHIA -- Claude Giroux scored at 4:55 of overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.

In the final minute of the extra session, Giroux streaked down the right side of the ice and into the Chicago zone before he unloaded a shot from just above the right circle, beating Antti Raanta over his right shoulder.

Scott Hartnell scored two goals for the Flyers, and Ray Emery stopped 23 of 25 shots in his first start since Feb. 8.

Andrew Shaw and Duncan Keith scored for the Blackhawks, and Raanta made 34 saves.

The Flyers thought they had scored the go-ahead goal with 6:12 left in the third. Luke Schenn fired a shot from the point that Vincent Lecavalier tipped in front. The puck hit the post and Brayden Schenn tapped it in, but the goal immediately was waved off when it was ruled Lecavalier played the puck with a high stick. Since his teammate was the next one to touch the puck, the play was not reviewable.

Philadelphia also had two power-play chances in the third, but the Flyers were unable to find the back of the net, going 0-for-5 against a Chicago penalty-killing unit that entered the game 23rd in the NHL.

The Blackhawks also had an extra-man chance in the third, but managed one shot.

After the teams combined for four goals in the first period, they tightened up defensively in the second. Each had chances on the power play, but some of the best scoring chances came at even strength.

Patrick Kane set up Brent Seabrook for a one-timer from between the circles with 6:50 left, but Emery smothered it. The Flyers' best chance came with 5:52 left on a wraparound attempt by Sean Couturier, but Chicago defenseman Nick Leddy stopped him at the post, and then Raanta stopped Lecavalier on the rebound from in close.

The Flyers got one shot on a power play after Marian Hossa was sent off for a holding penalty at 14:08 of the period, and the Blackhawks managed two shots after Nicklas Grossmann was called for a holding penalty at 16:42.

Chicago scored two goals early in the first period, but Philadelphia answered with two goals later in the period.

Hartnell's second goal of the game drew the Flyers even with 3:33 remaining in the first. As the Flyers' Matt Read and the Blackhawks' Sheldon Brookbank battled behind the Chicago net, the puck squirted loose. Shaw grabbed it, but Giroux took it away from him. Giroux found Hartnell at the hash marks, and Hartnell one-timed the puck Raanta's glove for his 18th of the season.

Hartnell had gotten the Flyers on the board at 5:48 of the first when he got a lucky carom. Braydon Coburn held the puck in along the right wall in the Chicago zone and fed it to Hartnell behind the Chicago net. Hartnell tried throwing the puck in front of the net, but it bounced off the right skate of Chicago center Marcus Krueger and rolled over the goal line inside the post.

The Blackhawks took an early 2-0 lead on goals by Shaw and Keith in a 1:22 span.

An errant pass by the Flyers' Brayden Schenn in the Chicago end allowed Patrick Sharp to lead a breakout. He streaked around Flyers defenseman Mark Streit on the right side of the Philadelphia zone and got a shot on net that Emery stopped. The rebound went to Michal Handzus, whose shot was blocked by Grossmann. The puck came back to Handzus, who found Shaw joining the play, and Shaw poked it past Emery at 2:29 for his 17th of the season.

Keith made it 2-0 with his fourth of the season at 3:51. Jonathan Toews sent the puck from deep in the Philadelphia end to Keith just inside the blue line, and his slap shot found enough room between Emery's arm and body to squirt through and across the goal line.

The goal was Keith's first in 30 games, dating to Dec. 17.

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Scoring Summary
1st Period
02:29CHI Andrew Shaw (17) ASST: Michal Handzus (9), Patrick Sharp (37) 1 - 0 CHI
03:51CHI Duncan Keith (4) ASST: Jonathan Toews (38), Marian Hossa (29) 2 - 0 CHI
05:48PHI Scott Hartnell (17) ASST: Braydon Coburn (10) 2 - 1 CHI
16:27PHI Scott Hartnell (18) ASST: Claude Giroux (47), Matt Read (16) 2 - 2 Tie
2nd Period
3rd Period
OT Period
04:55PHI Claude Giroux (24) ASST: Mark Streit (23) 3 - 2 PHI
Three Stars of the Game
Claude Giroux
Claude Giroux
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 27:00
Scott Hartnell
Scott Hartnell
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 21:24
Patrick Sharp
Patrick Sharp
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -2TOI: 16:36
Penalty Summary
1st Period
07:08PHI Michael Raffl  Slashing against  Sheldon Brookbank
11:33CHI Brandon Bollig  Tripping against  Andrew MacDonald
13:23CHI Marcus Kruger  Holding the stick against  Brayden Schenn
2nd Period
03:10PHI Zac Rinaldo  Fighting (maj) against  Sheldon Brookbank
03:10CHI Sheldon Brookbank  Fighting (maj) against  Zac Rinaldo
14:08CHI Marian Hossa  Holding against  Steve Downie
16:42PHI Nicklas Grossmann  Holding against  Patrick Kane
3rd Period
00:53CHI Bryan Bickell  Too many men/ice - bench
04:14CHI Andrew Shaw  Tripping against  Claude Giroux
07:20PHI Andrew MacDonald  Hi-sticking against  Patrick Kane
13:52CHI Bryan Bickell  Fighting (maj) against  Wayne Simmonds
13:52PHI Wayne Simmonds  Fighting (maj) against  Bryan Bickell
13:52PHI Wayne Simmonds  Slashing against  Bryan Bickell
13:52CHI Bryan Bickell  Slashing against  Wayne Simmonds
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/30/5
Faceoff Wins3232
Blocked Shots1412
Penalty Minutes2218
2D. KeithD1011028:31
4N. HjalmarssonD0000027:11
7B. SeabrookD0013025:43
8N. LeddyD00-20014:37
10P. SharpL01-22016:36
12P. ReginC000105:13
16M. KrugerC00-11214:48
17S. BrookbankD00-2058:08
19J. ToewsC0112023:16
23K. VersteegR0001017:02
26M. HandzusC0111014:13
27J. OduyaD0001022:14
28B. SmithR0000018:42
29B. BickellL0001710:14
52B. BolligL000029:01
65A. ShawC10-12212:35
81M. HossaR0114220:51
88P. KaneR00-15020:45
31A. Raanta3437.91964:55
5B. CoburnD0112023:32
8N. GrossmannD0001218:23
9S. DownieR00-10012:42
10B. SchennC00-14015:48
12M. RafflL0002210:26
14S. CouturierC00-14020:40
17W. SimmondsR00-11714:37
18A. HallR000005:20
19S. HartnellL2025021:24
22L. SchennD0000015:07
24M. ReadR0102021:17
28C. GirouxC1134027:00
32M. StreitD0101021:09
36Z. RinaldoC000154:29
40V. LecavalierC0004016:27
44K. TimonenD0013021:59
47A. MacDonaldD0001224:05
93J. VoracekR0012019:41
29R. Emery2325.92064:29