The Flyers had an up-and-down game against the Avalanche, which included a few pretty passes for goals, great shots, saves, and more. But they ultimately fell 5-4 in a shootout.
Let’s get to it.
Shayne Gostisbehere was back in the lineup and he was feeling it.
Ivan Provorov was bumping along.
The Flyers were ready to get things started.
Jordan Weal nearly gave the Flyers an early lead, but Semyon Varlamov had the answer.
Sean Couturier crashed the net on a shorthanded 2-on-1, but ending up crashing into the net. He was okay, though.
Ivan Provorov continued playing fantastic defense.
First in the neutral zone.
Then with another blocked shot.
Michal Neuvirth came up with a big glove save.
Claude Giroux nearly stuffed one in, but Varlamov denied him.
Jake Voracek set up Couturier with a great pass on the power play.
Scott Laughton “slashed” Nail Yakupov late in the period, and the Avalanche went to another power play.
And they converted with 1.6 seconds left.
The Flyers trailed 1-0 after one period of play.
The Flyers got it right back in the 2nd period, though.
Travis Konecny set up Valtteri Filppula with a fantastic pass for the backdoor goal.
What a pass!
They weren’t done there.
Michal Neuvirth got just enough of this one to keep it a 2-1 game.
Michael Raffl laid a big hit on Blake Comeau.
But Comeau got the last laugh with a shorthanded snipe to tie the game.
Then the Avalanche took the lead on a power play of their own.
Robert Hagg did a great job of blocking a centering pass, but unfortunately it went into the net anyway.
Ivan Provorov was in some pain after this play.
He was favoring his left side, but was okay.
The Flyers trailed 3-2 after two periods of play.
The Flyers had a few chances on the power play, but Varlamov shut the door.
He couldn’t stop this one, though.
Voracek found a rebound and poked it home!
The Avalanche struck right back, though.
But the 3rd period was a goal bonanza.
Jordan Weal set up Dale Weise with a great pass for a goal!
Claude Giroux took a hit up high, but there was no call.
Konecny went full speed into the boards.
But he was okay.
Hagg wrapped up his man and took him out.
The Flyers came inches from tying the game in the final minutes.
First Simmonds’ pass trickled wide.
Then Weal’s backhand try hit off Lehtera.
Robert Hagg came up with a huge shot block late in the period.
Michal Neuvirth flashed the leather.
And the game headed to overtime.
Neuvirth came up big with a sliding stop.
But Varlamov matched him.
First on Giroux.
Then on Konecny.
And it was Neuvirth’s turn again.
We headed to a shootout.
Jordan Weal scored to open it up.
But the Avalanche scored twice to win it, including this beauty by Mikko Rantanen.
The Flyers will now have four days off before hosting the Blackhawks on Thursday night.
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