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Flyers Saved By Late Game Heroics

March 20, 2017
Greg Boysen

Things were going well for the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night as they had opened up a 2-0 just over 11 minutes into the second period thanks to goals from Ivan Provorov and Dale, but as we have seen all season long, nothing comes easy for the Flyers.

Jeff Skinner got the Carolina Hurricanes on the scoreboard about a minute and a half after Weise’s goal and Elias Lindholm tied the game with just over a minute to go in the second period. Jordan Staal gave the Hurricanes their first lead of the net at 11:49 of the third period.

The Flyers looked as if they were headed to another defeat when the night was saved by some late game heroics. Rookie Travis Konecny tied the game with 43 seconds remaining in regulation as his no-look, backhand shot from behind the net hit off of the skates of both defenseman Brett Pesce and goaltender Cam Ward before crossing the goal line.


Brayden Schenn only needed 38 seconds into overtime to win the game for the Flyers as he got to the net to clean up the rebound off a Sean Couturier shot.


Source: NHL
Image Credit: Getty Images

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