What a game.
The Philadelphia Flyers ended up on the losing side of things in this one, but they put up a good showing against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Let’s get to it.
Taylor Leier drew an early penalty as Andrei Vasilevskiy took him down.
And the Flyers converted on the power play.
A great passing play capped off by the rookie!
An early 1-0 lead!
Then Giroux was called for a “slash.”
He and Hakstol couldn’t believe it.
And Steven Stamkos made them pay.
Travis Konecny got under the skin of J.T. Miller.
Then the second line struck.
Patrick created the turnover and Voracek cashed in!
A great play and finish!
Jake and The Kids!
The Flyers weren’t done there in the first period.
Robert Hägg weaved into the zone and sniped a goal!
A Swede play!
Brush your shoulder off.
Yanni Gourde punched Andrew MacDonald as he laid on the ice, but they received matching minors.
The Flyers led 3-1 after one period of play.
Giroux set up Ivan Provorov in front for a chance early in the second period, and Brayden Point slashed him to save a goal.
Then the Lightning scored a pair of fluky goals.
Victor Hedman’s shot from a bad angle bounced off Valtteri Filppula and in.
Then Dan Girardi scored from the point.
But the Flyers got it back.
Jori Lehtera kicked the puck up to his stick to maintain possession and slid a shot home from long range.
Vasilevskiy had an existential crisis.
Lehtera scored on a delayed penalty call after Kucherov slashed Hagg.
The Flyers led 4-3 after two periods of play.
Provorov scored a nice goal in the third period to make it 5-3.
A great shot by Provorov.
Then J.T. Miller capitalized on a juicy rebound.
And Steven Stamkos fed Nikita Kucherov for a one-time goal to tie it.
Oskar Lindblom made a great move to set up Nolan Patrick, but Andrei Vasilevskiy made an even better save.
Then the Lightning took their first lead of the game after a turnover.
All hope was lost, but then the Captain struck.
Provorov dove to get the puck to Giroux, who crashed the net for the goal.
A desperation goal.
And the Flyers earned a point.
They had a few chances in overtime, but Vasilevskiy robbed Gostisbehere twice.
Then Brayden Point scored in the shootout, followed up by Steven Stamkos’ clinching goal.
The Flyers lost, 7-6, in a shootout.
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