What a win!
The Philadelphia Flyers capped off their California road trip with a thrilling overtime win in Anaheim! Nolan Patrick picked up his first NHL point, then Sean Couturier took the lead and picked up another point on Wayne Simmonds’ overtime winner.
Let’s just get right to it.
Travis Konecny got a chance to play with Nolan Patrick on Saturday night, and they were feeling it early on.
Patrick nearly picked up his first NHL goal here.
Brian Elliott had a great first start, and that kept going on Saturday night in Anaheim.
The fourth line brought the energy and created a great scoring chance.
Even Travis Sanheim is getting into the action.
Then the Flyers struck.
Nolan Patrick got robbed earlier in the game, but picked up his first NHL point with an assist on Ivan Provorov’s goal.
A great pass by Patrick and shot by Provorov.
The Brandon Wheat King connection!
You’ll be seeing a lot of this for a long time moving forward.
But the Ducks got it right back.
Antoine Vermette was open on the back door and tied the game.
The physicality picked up a bit as Radko Gudas got tripped up behind the net.
Claude Giroux was rolling in the first period. He played give-and-go with Jake Voracek to draw a penalty here.
The Flyers and Ducks were tied up 1-1 after one period of play.
The second period slowed down a bit, but the Flyers tallied another goal.
Giroux fed Voracek a great sauce bank-pass to start the play.
Voracek made a power move and fed Sean Couturier for the goal.
What a pass and finish.
They might need to work on that celebration.
The Flyers led 2-1 after two periods of play.
Giroux got the team going with smelling salts prior to the third period
It didn’t work…yet, as Cam Fowler tied it up with this blast.
Nolan Patrick’s vision is incredible. He found Travis Konecny for a chance late in the third period.
The game went to overtime tied at two.
But overtime didn’t last long.
A great play.
All the love for Simmer.
And the great celebration. CHOO CHOO!
Yes! Yes! Yes!
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