By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)
the Flyers head home after a week-long successful road trip to the west coast. Their first game back will be the second half of their home-and-home series with the Coyotes. The Flyers came out on top in their first meeting on Monday and will look to win consecutive games for just the second time all season.
First period: Konecny opened the scoring just 1:18 in, converting on a Coyotes turnover. Laughton would tack on a goal four minutes later on a beautiful backhand in front of the net. Around the mid-point of the period, Ekman-Larsson scored on the powerplay from the point to put the Coyotes on the board.
Second period: The Coyotes would open the scoring in the second period just 1:51 in thanks to Brad Richardson who scored while the Flyers were on a line change. Hinostroza was called for a slash and the Flyers went to the powerplay, but it was the Coyotes who struck with a pair of shorthanded goals. Pickard was pulled and Elliott entered the game for the last 13 minutes of the period.
Third period: Laughton scored his second of the game after his line was swarming around the net and he finally knocked it home. The Flyers were desperately trying to even the score late in the game. Dale Weise was able to capitalize on an Ekman-Larsson turnover and score a breakaway goal to even the score and send the game to overtime.
Overtime: Voracek set up Gostisbehere who blasted it toward the net and the puck deflected off of Grabner’s stick to secure the Flyers comeback victory.
Takeaways: Well this certainly wasn’t pretty, but it didn’t have to be. It showed an incredible effort to comeback after the deflating second period.
Three stars of the game:
3) Shayne Gostisbehere
2) Scott Laughton
1) Dale Weise
PHI: Konecny (Giroux, Couturier)
PHI: Laughton (Lehtera)
ARZ: Ekman-Larsson (Galchenyuk, Keller)
ARZ: Richardson (Grabner, Hisostroza)
ARZ: Grabner (Ekman-Larsson)
PHI: Laughton (Weise, Lindblom)
PHI: Weise (Gostisbehere)
OT: Gostisbehere (Voracek, Giroux)
photo credit: NHL.com