The Philadelphia Flyers’s vacation slump is perfectly powering them. Now they are hoping to salvage what had been a dismal period.
Travis Sanheim scored a electric power-perform intention 2:56 into time beyond regulation and the Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday evening to increase their period-finest winning streak to 6.
The Flyers went 2 for 2 on the electric power perform — enhancing to 14.1 percent for the period — and received in time beyond regulation for just the 2nd time this period.
“We performed one particular of our finest video games,” reported captain Claude Giroux, whose breakaway intention with 44 seconds still left in the initially period of time tied it at 1-1 and jumpstarted the Flyers for the remainder of the game. “I think it’s self-assurance. When you get a pair wins you get started experience far better about yourselves”
There was very little self-assurance for Philadelphia at the beginning of the month throughout a dropping streak that hit 8 straight ahead of the new turnaround.
“I can not say plenty of about the way the men performed tonight,” mentor Scott Gordon reported. “That has to be the finest game we performed. A very little little bit of a sluggish get started, but you know, practically nothing that we could not recover from.”
Sanheim had a intention and an assist, serving to location up Oskar Lindblom’s tying intention with 9:24 still left in the third period of time, then beat Tuukka Rask with a prolonged wrist shot in the final seconds of a electric power perform just after Brad Marchand was sent off for tripping.
Jakub Voracek had two assists and Carter Hart produced 23 will save for the resurgent Flyers, who have received 7 of 8 to improve to 22-23-6 and took the period series from the Bruins 2-1.
David Pastrnak scored each aims for the Bruins. Rask, out with a concussion given that Jan. 19, stopped 38 pictures in his return. The Bruins shed their third straight, producing high priced mistakes at essential periods once all over again.
“We have to repair it. The men have to decide if they are likely to perform the suitable way and obtain in and comprehend what we are suitable now,” mentor Bruce Cassidy reported. “If we’re scoring 5 aims a evening, you get a very little distinctive animal. You can neglect some of those factors. We’re not in that situation suitable now.”
Travis Konecny, who drew the penalty on Marchand in OT, assisted with Sean Couturier on Sanheim’s winner from the still left circle.
Pastrnak scored a electric power-perform intention 3:05 into the game to put the Bruins up 1-, beating Hart with a one particular-timer from the still left circle off Torey Krug’s pass with 42 seconds remaining on Giroux’s tripping penalty.
Pastrnak reached 30 aims for the third straight period when he tipped in a shot by Bergeron 5:11 into the 2nd, putting Boston up 2-1.
Giroux beat Rask on a breakaway with 44 seconds still left in the initially to tie it at 1. It was just the eighth shot of the period of time for the Flyers, who acquired their offense likely in the 2nd period of time and outshot the Bruins 17-7, then ongoing to force Boston in the third.
Rask stopped Scott Laughton on a penalty shot 6:22 into the third, but the Flyers tied it with 9:24 still left on Lindblom’s electric power-perform intention from the slot off a pass from Voracek.
Rask entered the game tied with Cecil “Tiny” Thompson as the winningest goaltender in club historical past with 252 victories. He was enjoying in his initially game given that Jan. 19, when a collision with New York Rangers’ Filip Chytil still left him with a concussion in the Bruins’ final game ahead of the All-Star break.
NOTES: Boston RW David Backes performed in his 900th NHL game. … F Joakim Nordstrom returned to the Bruins lineup just after lacking 10 video games with a leg fracture. … Philadelphia D Shayne Gostisbehere missed his third straight game with a reduce-system harm. … Voracek has assists in 6 of 7 video games.
Flyers: Host Edmonton on Saturday afternoon to open up a 5-game homestand.
Bruins: At Washington on Sunday afternoon.