The Philadelphia Flyers took advantage of a tired Carolina team that has played five games in the last seven days.
Opening up a late 1-0 lead off an Ivan Provorov seeing eye shot in the first period, the Philadelphia Flyers out-shot the Carolina Hurricanes 15-4 in the first frame.
Dale Weise gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead midway through the second period, His second goal in three games. Weise has matched his total season goal output in three games.
Many are hoping the big winger is living up to the player many Flyers fans were expecting early when signed. Dale Weise was given a fair share of criticism this season mostly due to not living up to his four-year, 2.35 million per season contract he signed in the summer.
Many are hoping the big winger is becoming the player many Flyers fans were expecting when signed.
Things were looking good, but as this season has gone the Flyers gave up their two-goal advantage, allowing Carolina back in the game as they tied it up taking a 2-2 tie into the second intermission. The Flyers again led in the shot category 29-13.
The Philadelphia Flyers went to work on a 5/3 power play for 38 seconds, a great opportunity to regain their lead, but to no unveil as the Flyers couldn’t find a goal as their power play struggles continued to roll on.
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Carolina retook the lead as they made the Flyers pay taking a 3-2 lead as Jordan Staal scored his 15th of the season on the man advantage, as Sean Couturier sat for slashing.
The Flyers went to work on a late power play due to a faceoff violation with 2:45 left. Travis Konecny delivered the tying goal bouncing the puck off a Hurricanes defenseman, his fourth goal in his last seven games, 11th of the season with 43 seconds remaining forcing overtime.
Late game heroics from the rookies as Ivan Provorov added the helper.
Brayden Schenn ended the game with the overtime winner 38 seconds into the fourth frame, putting in a rebound off a Sean Couturier shot, Ivan Provorov collected the secondary assist his third point of the game.
Philadelphia out-shot Carolina 44-22 tonight.
After tonight’s win, Philadelphia now sits five points back of a playoff berth with 11 games left in this season.
The Flyers travel to Winnipeg for a Tuesday night game 8:00 pm puck drop.