The Philadelphia Flyers were looking to end a four-game losing streak against the Carolina Hurricanes. It was a battle of two teams competing for wild card spots in the Eastern Conference. More importantly, it was a meaningful divisional game for the Orange and Black.
Then Nolan Patrick went off for four minutes due to a high-sticking penalty, that actually was an elbow.
He was not amused.
After the Flyers cleared half of the four-minute penalty, Lindholm was able to slip behind the defense and in front of Elliott to record a shot and put home his own rebound.
At the end of the first period Patrick and Dave Hakstol talked about strategy.
In the second period, Wayne Simmonds notched a rebound goal right from his office.
It was his 500th game as a Flyer and he hasn’t skipped a beat.
Cellying like we all were when the Eagles won the Super Bowl.
In the third period, Travis Konecny weaved through the defense and found Claude Giroux wide-open for a golden chance. He was slashed and drew a penalty.
On the power play, Wayne Simmonds came oh so close to giving the Flyer a lead. But he couldn’t get it to go, sending the game to overtime.
In the overtime period, Sean Couturier was tripped and then hooked but didn’t get the call. It looked like the Flyers were going to be screwed by the refs.
Then after huge saves by Claude Giroux and Brian Elliott…
Jordan Weal went down the ice and fired a shot on goal and into the net! Nothing but net with 3.1 seconds left!
Wealin’ and Dealin’!
Celebrations all around in Philadelphia.
Fist bumps and ass slaps.
A great way to end the night!
The Flyers return to action on Thursday as they host the Montreal Canadiens.
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