Flyers Override Senators, 5-4 in a Shootout

After a dominating win in their own building against Buffalo on Thursday, the Philadelphia Flyers found themselves north of the Border at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

Finding their power play mojo, Kevin Hayes (9) converted a Jake Voracek and Brian Elliott feed to put Philly up at the 3:16 mark of the opening period.

The white-hot James Van Riemsdyk continued his torrid pace and picked up his 11th with just 1:03 elapsed in the second.

Philly seemed to be in cruise control but, at the 6:00 mark, Tyler Ennis cut the margin to 2-1.

Ottawa found another gear and ripped off two more lamp lighters courtesy of Flyers Public Enemy #1, Mark Borowiecki picking up his fourth just twenty-five ticks after Ennis.

Anthony Duclair gave the Sens the lead on the man advantage at 18:21 with his 21st of the season.

Jake Voracek ended the Sens run with just :48 remaining to set up a tense final period with the teams tied at 3-3.

Van Riemsdyk picked up his 12th of the season and, for the second consecutive game, his second on the night.

Philadelphia held the lead for nearly ten minutes before Ennis converted a Borowieki and Duclair set up to get it knotted again.

The squads went to overtime with no-decision.

It came down to Sean Couturier who notched the only goal in the shoot out and the Flyers won a gut-check game.

Dis and Dat: Brian Elliott stopped 30 shots in the Philly nets and his counterpart, Marcus Hogberg stopped 34.

Philadelphia won the faceoff battle with a 57% to 43% with Claude Giroux leading the way, winning 12 of 18. Couturier also was very good with 10 of 13.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.



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