What a play. What a win.
The Philadelphia Flyers were able to pull off an overtime win in the dying seconds last night, but it was the series of saves prior to the goal that stole the show. Brian Elliott and Claude Giroux combined to make a few fantastic saves in a row, keeping overtime alive for Jordan Weal to win it.
That was kind of a desperate play,” Giroux said. “They had a two-on-one and (Elliott) did a good job of touching it with his stick, then I was able to touch it– I don’t know, it happened so quick.”
It did happen very quickly, yet Elliott and Giroux were able to react and keep it out of the net.
“(I) made the save, and then – I’m trying to think,” Elliott said. “I got it with the tip of my stick and then it was still up in the air and (Giroux) got it and then he had to dive in front and it just kept kinda of pinballing around there.”
It was one hell of a sequence by the captain and the goalie, and the goal-scoring hero certainly enjoyed it.
“I don’t know what that hit on Moose at the end, was it the paddle?” Weal said. “My jaw dropped on that save. It was unbelievable.”
Weal was able to capitalize on the huge save that kept the Flyers alive on the very next rush. That’s just how overtime goes.
“We weathered the storm. That’s the three-on-three. You can weather the storm at one end and that’s when the fast break happens and you get another chance at the other,” Weal said. And he was able to convert on that chance.
“It was a fun overtime,” the captain said. But it was mostly fun due to the result, after the Flyers were outshot in the period, 6-2.
“Big goal by Weal. When he gets open ice he’s a dangerous player.”
Giroux, who was a bit at fault for the Hurricanes’ odd-man rush that he eventually saved, celebrated with the goal scorer.
The Flyers were able to grind out the win last night in Carolina, thanks to a late desperation save by Elliott and Giroux and a goal by Weal.
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