Flyers win in a shootout, 4-3. It took six shooters before Kevin Hayes ended it on a pretty deke to get the Flyers a much-needed two points.
New Jersey has now lost their tenth consecutive game. This was the first of the ten that they picked up a point. The Devils scored first with a Michael McLeod marker behind Brian Elliott (29 saves). Sean Couturier matched the McLeod feat redirecting a Phil Myers shot. Things seemed to be going well for Team Philadelphia.
But, I know, it’s gotten old, the defense was porous and Elliott was tested often. Miles Wood gave the Devils a 2-1 advantage and Pavel Zacha scored an insurance goal and it appeared the losing streak would end.
Finally, The Flyers showed some urgency and Captain Claude led the charge when he potted goals with 1:26 to play and repeated the feat :22 seconds later to send it to OT. The extra time was scoreless so, off to the shootout and the Kevin Hayes heroics. As Giroux and Voracek go, so go this Flyers team. The pair combined for a four-point night with Voracek’s two helpers. Flyers win in a shootout.