The Philadelphia Flyers began a set of back-to-backs with a test against one of the league’s worst teams, a team that beat them in their own barn back in October. The Arizona Coyotes were out looking for more on Saturday evening.
Claude Giroux was feeling it.
And Michael Raffl doesn’t like it when you stare.
Nolan Patrick was ready.
The Flyers gave up and early one after a brutal turnover and a fluky shot. But it definitely was something that Brian Elliott should’ve stopped.
Then Claude Giroux battled back with a snipe, thanks to a beautiful assist from Jake Voracek playing in his 500th game as a Flyer.
What a pass.
What a shot!
A great shot from Raffl, who became the 9th Flyer to reach double-digit goals this season.
Arizona got one right back within the first minute of the second period. Another turnover led to another bad goal.
But then, on the power play, Shayne Gostisbehere got a puck at the point from Sean Couturier and saw a wide-open Wayne Simmonds in front. Ghost fired the shot to Simmonds and got a redirect for a goal.
Simmonds from his office gave the Flyers a lead heading into the third period.
Cellies all around.
Just three minutes into the third period, an old friend tied things up. Zac Ronaldo got a puck off a turnover by Radko Gudas in the defensive zone and sniped it past Brian Elliott to tie things up at three.
After Voracek mixed it up following a whistle, Wayne Simmonds got into it with Jakob Chychrun. I don’t think the young kid has ever watched PK Subban talk about Simmer.
With three minutes left in regulation, there was a rush in the front of the net. Wayne Simmonds’ shot was denied and the luck tricked to Jake Voracek, but he rebound attempt would not go and we would head to overtime.
And then seconds later, Sean Couturier nearly ended it. But it would need a shootout to decide this one.
In the shootout, chaos ensued. Nick Cousins gave the Coyotes a lead.
Then Brian Elliott went down with an injury.
He would leave the game after this and was replaced by Michal Neuvirth.
Then Jake Voracek tied it!
And Neuvirth put on a show with this save.
And then this save.
How about a fourth time!?
Nolan Patrick then came up and stole the show for the Flyers, winning the game with a filthy game winner!
What a shot!
What a celly!
Let’s watch it again.
How about some love for Neuvy?
Quick turnaround for the Orange and Black as they face the Vegas Golden Knights to close out their road trip on Sunday evening. Puck drop is set for 8 p.m.
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