The Philadelphia Flyers returned to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon to take on the Calgary Flames. They were looking to regain the type of play they had earlier in the season at home as they were coming off a few poor performances.
The Flyers struck early and often, with three goals in the 1st period, but another blown lead cost them a point as they ultimately fell in overtime.
Michael Raffl was moved up a line and ready to go.
The Flyers got things started early with a goal from Brandon Manning!
A bank shot by Mandog.
The Flames struck back, though, as Johnny Gaudreau scored on a breakaway.
It was a high-scoring game, and 1st period, as Sean Couturier buried a rebound to make it a 2-1 game.
Great puck movement on the power play.
Then Ivan Provorov sniped a goal!
Couturier had a breakaway on the penalty kill, but he was denied.
Brian Elliott came up with a big save to end the Flames’ power play.
The Flyers led 3-1 after one period of play.
The Flames scored early in the 2nd though, as Sean Monahan scored his first of the period.
The Flyers had a scoring chance just before that, but Nolan Patrick hit the outside of the cage.
Patrick set up Simmonds for a great chances a bit later, but he was robbed.
Claude Giroux got boarded, but there was no call.
The Flames got an iffy power play, though.
Shayne Gostisbehere was given two minutes for talking.
He was pissed.
Then he took an elbowing penalty, and the Flames converted.
Elliott made the initial save, but Monahan scored again.
The Flyers got it right back though, as Patrick showed off his sweet hands with a backhand goal in front.
But it kept swinging back and forth.
Taylor Leier came up with a huge shot block on the penalty kill…
…but Monahan completed the hat trick.
The Flyers and Flames were tied at 4 after two periods of play.
The Flyers had a scoring chance early in the period, but Jaromir Jagr impeded Ivan Provorov on his way to the net.
It was a pretty uneventful period, but Patrick just missed his second of the game here.
Elliott came up with a big save in front.
Travis Hamonic boarded Travis Konecny late in the game, but once again there was no call.
The Flyers and Flames headed to overtime, tied at 4.
Michael Frolik made quick work of it, scoring on the Flames’ first rush of overtime just 1:18 in.
The Flyers will get back at it on Tuesday night against Vancouver.
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