Flyers Pick Up a Win Against Defending Champions

The Philadelphia Flyers return home for the first time since November 4th. This young Philly team continues to turn heads. With this afternoon’s win against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Flyers make it four in a row. This is the longest winning streak for the orange and black since March 21-28. The Flyers pick up a win against the defending Stanley Cup Champions and end a four-game home losing streak. Philly wins in overtime, 4-3, against the Vegas Golden Knights at Wells Fargo Center during a Saturday matinee.

To the Action

The hero of today’s game was Sean Couturier. He scored at 1:00 of overtime and had an assist for the Philadelphia Flyers. Couturier scored the winner after knocking down a Jack Eichel clearing attempt. His low shot went under Thompson’s pad. The goal was upheld after a video review showed the puck never left the playing surface. During a four-game point streak, Couturier has four points (two goals, two assists). It was the second time this season Philadelphia has scored multiple power-play goals in a game. The first time was against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 26. On the flipside, it was the second time the Golden Knights allowed multiple power-play goals in a game this season. They allowed two against the Los Angeles Kings on Nov. 8.

Owen Tippett had a goal and an assist, and Tyson Foerster and Sean Walker scored for Philadelphia (9-7-1). Travis Sanheim had two assists. Sanheim is the fifth NHL defenseman with four multi-assist games this season, joining Quinn Hughes of the Vancouver Canucks (five), Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche (five), Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning (four) and Filip Hronek of the Canucks (four). Carter Hart made 28 saves out of 31 shots on goal.

Jonathan Marchessault had two goals and an assist for Vegas (13-3-2), and William Karlsson scored. Shea Theodore had two assists, and Logan Thompson made 34 saves. Marchessault has 11 points (five goals, six assists) during a seven-game point streak against the Flyers.

The Scoreboard Story

Tippett scored a power-play goal at 15:29 of the first period, giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead. This goal extended Tippett’s goal and point streak to four games (five goals, one assist). Foerster made it 2-0 59 seconds into the second period with a power-play goal. It was the rookie forward’s first goal of the season in his 16th game.

Karlsson scored from the left circle to make it 2-1 at 4:01, and Marchessault tied it 2-2 at 15:00 with a backhand from the left circle. Walker quickly put Philadelphia ahead 3-2 at 15:25 with a shot that went over Thompson’s glove. Marchessault tied it 3-3 with a 5-on-3 power-play goal at 19:05. Of course, Couturier won the game late into OT.

The Philadelphia Flyers go for six in a row when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday at 5:30 PM.

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Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.