Coming off back-to-back wins at home against Vancouver and Edmonton, the Philadelphia Flyers traveled to Dallas to take on the Stars. Dallas came into the game riding the momentum of a 3-2 win on the road in Anaheim and looked to continue their winning ways. Philadelphia outscored their opponents 6-1 in their last two. The Flyers are continuing to fly under the radar in the NHL and play with little to no pressure and minimal expectations. The Flyers score 3 shorthanded goals but lose to the Stars 5-4 in overtime.
Flyers Order Up Three Shorties
Dallas opened the scoring after defenseman Nick Seeler had the puck get caught up in his skates, allowing Stars forward Wyatt Johnston to pick it free, skate in on Errson, and score the game’s first goal. Roughly four minutes later, Dallas would get on the board again when a shot by defenseman Ryan Suter hit forward Tyler Seguin and fell right to his stick to give the Stars a 2-0 lead. The Flyers would respond in the period when forward Joel Farabee got a pass from Bobby Brink and buried the puck to cut the lead in half. Philadelphia would then level the score when Noah Cates got a good poke check on the penalty kill and spring Travis Konecny free to score a short-handed goal and close out the period with a 2-2 score.
The only scoring in the second period would be in the first 30 seconds by Dallas forward Roope Hintz. Philadelphia would find themselves in a 3-2 hole going into the final period of play. Around the halfway point of the third period, Dallas would look to put the game away with a goal by forward Jamie Benn, making the lead for the Stars 4-2.
Philadelphia would battle back with Konecny getting his second short-handed goal of the game and Sean Walker also getting a tally while down a man. Both sides would get some incredible looks with prolonged possession at the end of regulation, but the clock would hit zero in the third with the score even at 4-4. Some very quick play and a defensive breakdown off the draw in the Flyers’ defensive zone would see Stars forward Joe Pavelski net the game-winner and give his team the 5-4 win.
All About the Heart
The Flyers showed a ton of heart in this game. Being able to battle back from down two goals twice is no easy task, and this team answered the call. There is something brewing on the ice in Philadelphia, but they have to face the reigning Stanley Cup champion Las Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.