Flyers Rally Past Oilers in OT for 7th Straight Win

Ruben Hill
February 6, 2019

Earlier this season, the Flyers made it a habit to come from behind in games only to lose late in regulation, in overtime, or the shootout. Giroux took a shot from the left circle that left a rebound and Wayne Simmonds was there to pump it home with 8:58 to play. Zero of the players made a decision to cover the zone properly and Larsson was left wide open to snipe the puck passed the young goaltender for the goal.

Patrick redeemed himself after missing an open net in the waning moments of the third period by wristing a shot under the crossbar in overtime to send Philadelphia to its second straight overtime win. "I think if we play like that more, we're going to win more games". "The last couple games, they've been coming".

"You have to switch some stuff up, " he said.

"The power play did a good job and so did the PK (penalty kill, which blanked Edmonton on three tries)", Couturier said.

It's a shame, too, because they played an excellent game coming out of the bye week and controlled nearly everything else against an opponent on a six-game winning streak.

Carter Hart, who was recognized by the National Hockey League as the Rookie of the Month in January, kept the Flyers in the game by making 40 saves as the Oilers dominated the play offensively, especially in the first two periods.

In just his first two periods of work alone he had to face a whopping 35 shots.

He did that on Saturday, turning in a handful of game-saving stops to keep the Oilers alive until overtime.

Couturier gave the Flyers a brief 1-0 lead in the first period.

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) reacts with team mates after scoring against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Wells Fargo Center.

Carter Hart received the start in-net and opposed Cam Talbot.

The most goals scored in a Super Bowl Sunday game is nine; the Bruins did it three times (9-2 against the Minnesota North Stars on Jan. 14, 1968, 9-1 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 17, 1971, and 9-2 against the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 16, 1972). The two-time reigning Art Ross Trophy victor pushed the puck ahead in the neutral zone and fended off three Flyers before wiring a shot under the crossbar.

The Philadelphia Flyers are finally making their comebacks count.

It was just the second time this season the Flyers have scored multiple power-play goals in consecutive games. While they did score on the opportunity thanks to Travis Konecny, they also allowed a shorthanded tally from Zack Kassian to make it a 4-3 game. The last time was back in early October against San Jose and Ottawa.

It might be one of the grungiest points the Edmonton Oilers will ever earn, but when you're in a situation where one point might keep you in or out of the playoffs, there's no choice but to find the beauty in it. Power play hasn't won us a lot of games this year but tonight we were able to connect on a few plays. "It gave us momentum".

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