The Philadelphia Flyers took care of business on Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. It wasn’t the prettiest win, but their big guns came up clutch when they needed it most.
The Flyers are now one point away from clinching a playoff berth.
Let’s get to it.
Brian Elliott was back and ready to go.
Oskar Lindblom had an early chance, but he missed wide.
Valtteri Filppula sprung Travis Konecny on a rush, who fed Wayne Simmonds for a chance.
A great pass, but a better poke check by Scott Darling.
Then the Hurricanes struck.
Klas Dahlbeck picked up a drop pass in the slot and beat Brian Elliott clean.
Elliott bounced back with a nice save on a breakaway, though, bailing out Konecny.
And Michael Raffl buried a loose puck to tie the game!
But it was shortlived.
The Hurricanes scored on the next shift to retake the lead. Elliott will want this one back.
The Flyers trailed 2-1 after one period of play.
Raffl laid a big hit in the corner to try to get things going in a sleepy second period.
Jori Lehtera had a great chance, but rang it off the post.
Three posts in the game for the Flyers.
Nolan Patrick was setting up his teammates with great passes.
A brutal turnover by Andrew MacDonald led to a great chance against, but Sebastian Aho missed wide.
And the Flyers kept at it to tie it!
Persistence pays off!
The Flyers and Hurricanes were tied at 2 after two periods of play.
They kept battling in the third period and eventually broke through.
Couturier staved off a few defensemen and fed Giroux in the slot for a clutch goal!
The Sixers were loving it!
But then the Hurricanes got it right back on a soft goal.
But then Jake Voracek scored to retake the lead.
Jake the Snake!
Brian Elliott and the Flyers held on to win 4-3!
A point from the playoffs!
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