January 8, 2017
For the most part, the Philadelphia Flyers played the team with the most points in the NHL even on the road, but in the end, two bad breaks cost them a 2-1 overtime decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Flyers appeared to take an early 1-0 lead thanks to an Andrew MacDonald goal, but John Tortorella challenged the play for goaltender interference. After a lengthy review, the goal was taken off the board as it was ruled that Michael Raffl caused the goaltender interference, but this overhead view does not agree with the official ruling.
Michael Raffl has superhuman strength. pic.twitter.com/3xxxiQP5p5— Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) January 8, 2017
David Savard scored his second goal of the season just over seven minutes into the second period. Dave Hakstol challenged the play as there obvious contact between Steve Mason and Josh Anderson. While the play looked nearly identical to MacDonald’s disallowed goal, this one remained on the scoreboard.
Clear skate to skate interference, but it's a good goal. pic.twitter.com/rmEIkr7tVU— Sons of Penn (@SonsofPenn) January 9, 2017
Just when it looked like the Flyers were going lose in regulation, Brayden Schenn tied the game with just 16.5 seconds remaining. After being denied on two glorious chances by Sergei Bobrovsky earlier in the game, Schenn was able backhand a loose puck into the Columbus net. Ivan Provorov had the lone assist on Schenn’s 12thgoal of the season.
The Blue Jackets earned the extra point midway through the overtime session as Nick Foligno took a pass from Seth Jones, on a 2-on-1 rush, and beat Mason to the glove side with a wrist shot from the slot.
Thanks to the guys from Sons of Penn for providing all of us with the great GIFs.