Flyers robbed, 2-1. Starting in back to games for the first time in his career, Ilya Sorokin flat out stole a 2-1 Islanders Overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.
Finally, the Philadelphia defense stood up and kept the visitors to the outside most of the contest. Was the defense that good or were the Islanders disinterested? Brian Elliott only faced 10 shots in the first forty minutes and 20 for the night.
Sorokin was beyond outstanding in making 36 saves putting New York back on top of the Division. The shot that beat him was when Claude Giroux was left wide open and took a shot that deflected off the skate of Oskar Lindblom.
“He’s been outstanding for us, all year,” Jean-Gabriel Pageau said. “Tonight, I think that’s what gave us that boost. Just seeing him keep battling shot after shot and fighting the shots in traffic. Making those big saves. A lot of two-on-ones.”
Anthony Beauvillier notched the game-winner with a wrap-around shot at the 3:41mark of the extra stanza. It’s refreshing to say that there is not much if anything to find fault within this Flyers performance.
Perhaps home cooking is what the doctor ordered. End of the day, New York the last two games of the three-game set. Once again, a game to perhaps building off. Also once again, we shall see. Flyers robbed themselves of their own victory.