Flyers close out March with shootout loss to Sharks

Philadelphia Flyers Postgame Notes

San Jose 3, Flyers 2 (SO) at Wells Fargo Center

Saturday, March 28, 2015

* Mark Alt made his NHL debut… He played 9:25 and recorded six shot attempts, three of which were blocked and three that missed.

* Following the game, the Flyers returned Alt, Oliver Lauridsen and Jason Akeson to Adirondack.

* Brandon Manning logged a career-high 25:07 of ice-time, while Michael Del Zotto appeared in over 30 minutes of TOI at 30:18.

* Claude Giroux extended his point streak to five straight games as well as goal-scoring streak to four consecutive games - He has six points (5g-1a) in that five-game span.

* Jakub Voracek recorded two assists to extend his point streak to four straight games. He has seven assists in those four games.

* Michael Raffl has scored in three consecutive games and how has points in five of his last seven games (4g-1a).

* The Flyers were outshot by 26 (44-18).


PHILADELPHIA -- Brent Burns scored in the fifth round of a shootout and the San Jose Sharks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

Burns skated down the middle of the ice and beat Flyers goalie Steve Mason with a backhand shot.

Melker Karlsson also scored in the shootout for the Sharks, who improved to 4-5 in the tiebreaker.

The Sharks (37-30-8) won their second straight and moved within six points of the Los Angeles Kings for third place in the Pacific Division with seven games remaining.

Jakub Voracek scored in the shootout for the Flyers; they dropped to 3-10 in the shootout this season.

Philadelphia (30-30-16) remains eight points behind the Ottawa Senators for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

Matt Irwin and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation for the Sharks, and goaltender Alex Stalock made 16 saves.

San Jose defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic did not play the final two periods because of an undisclosed injury.

The Flyers got goals from Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux, and Voracek had two assists. Steve Mason made 41 saves.

Philadelphia played without defensemen Mark Streit and Carlo Colaiacovo, who were out because of the flu. In their place the Flyers recalled defensemen Oliver Lauridsen and Mark Alt from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League on Saturday morning and had both in the lineup against the Sharks. It was Alt's first NHL game, and Lauridsen's first since the 2012-13 season.

The Sharks led 2-1 after two periods, but the Flyers tied the game on Giroux's power-play goal at 8:37 of the third period. Giroux got the puck in the left circle and sent a low, hard shot that went between the legs of teammate Ryan White and past Stalock for Giroux's 23rd of the season.

Pavelski gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal at 16:45 of the first period. He carried the puck behind the Flyers net, and as he came around the left side, he shot the puck off the right skate of Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning and under Mason. The referees had blown the play dead, but video review determined that the shot crossed the goal line as the culmination of a continuous play where the result was unaffected by the whistle, and the goal was allowed to stand.

Raffl tied the game for the Flyers with his 20th goal of the season. Nicklas Grossmann fired a shot from the blue line that deflected off two Sharks players in front and bounced in on Stalock. He knocked it off the post but Raffl, on the right side, banged it in at 6:44 of the first.

Irwin opened the scoring with his eighth goal of the season at 4:38 of the first period. Mason stopped Chris Tierney's shot from in close but couldn't control the rebound. Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek tried clearing the puck but shot it right at Irwin, who fired one past Mason from above the left circle.

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Scoring Summary
1st Period
04:38SJS Matt Irwin (8) ASST: Chris Tierney (11), Tommy Wingels (20) 1 - 0 SJS
06:44PHI Michael Raffl (20) ASST: Nicklas Grossmann (8), Jakub Voracek (54) 1 - 1 Tie
16:45SJS PPG - Joe Pavelski (36) ASST: Logan Couture (37), Brent Burns (39) 2 - 1 SJS
2nd Period
3rd Period
08:37PHI PPG - Claude Giroux (23) ASST: Jakub Voracek (55), Michael Del Zotto (20) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
1PHIJakub Voracek - Goal
2SJSLogan Couture - Save
3PHIClaude Giroux - Save
4SJSJoe Pavelski - Save
5PHIMatt Read - Save
6SJSMelker Karlsson - Goal
7PHISean Couturier - Save
8SJSPatrick Marleau - Missed
9PHIVincent Lecavalier - Save
10SJSBrent Burns - Goal
Shootout Summary
RNDPhiladelphia FlyersSan Jose Sharks
1Jakub VoracekLogan Couture
2Claude GirouxJoe Pavelski
3Matt ReadMelker Karlsson
4Sean CouturierPatrick Marleau
5Vincent LecavalierBrent Burns
Three Stars of the Game
Brent Burns
Brent Burns
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 27:33
Claude Giroux
Claude Giroux
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:26
Logan Couture
Logan Couture
G: 0Shots: 6
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 18:32
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:26PHI Nick Schultz  Tripping against  Logan Couture
15:06PHI Nicklas Grossmann  Holding against  Joe Pavelski
2nd Period
09:45SJS Matt Nieto  Interference against  Chris VandeVelde
13:57PHI Ryan White  Boarding against  Tommy Wingels
3rd Period
07:00SJS Scott Hannan  Hooking against  Brayden Schenn
12:37PHI Oliver Lauridsen  Misconduct (10 min) against  John Scott
12:37SJS John Scott  Misconduct (10 min) against  Oliver Lauridsen
15:43SJS Joe Thornton  Tripping against  Jakub Voracek
OT Period
02:30PHI Brayden Schenn  Boarding against  Matt Irwin
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/41/3
Faceoff Wins3835
Blocked Shots2125
Penalty Minutes1618
4B. DillonD0014024:19
8J. PavelskiC1007021:54
12P. MarleauL00-12019:42
19J. ThorntonC0000219:39
20J. ScottL0011108:01
21B. SmithR0000010:59
27S. HannanD0003217:12
39L. CoutureC01-16018:32
44M. VlasicD00-1006:03
48T. HertlC00-14015:16
50C. TierneyC0111016:30
52M. IrwinD1012022:11
57T. WingelsC0112017:26
61J. BraunD00-12027:31
68M. KarlssonC0002016:55
83M. NietoL0003216:12
88B. BurnsD0104027:33
89B. GoodrowR000108:33
32A. Stalock1618.88964:55
8N. GrossmannD0111224:05
10B. SchennC0001220:38
12M. RafflL1012013:44
14S. CouturierC0002020:59
15M. Del ZottoD0102030:40
24M. ReadR0000019:22
25R. WhiteC0000212:34
28C. GirouxC1013017:26
36Z. RinaldoC00-1008:21
38O. LauridsenD00-121010:26
39M. AltD00-1009:25
40V. LecavalierC0001015:05
43B. ManningD0010025:07
52N. CousinsC00-1108:05
55N. SchultzD0000223:31
76C. VandeVeldeC0002017:31
78P. BellemareL0000015:24
93J. VoracekR0201020:17
35S. Mason4244.95564:41