Travis Sanheim provided the overtime goal at 1:25 when he slipped a Cam Atkinson feed behind Ottawa netminder, Anton Forsberg. That boost the 12-12-5 Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 defeat of the visiting Ottawa Senators (9-17-2) in Saturday night action. Flyers work overtime to pick up 4-3 win.
To the Action
The first period was all Philadelphia who did not allow an Ottawa shot on goal until there was only 6:21 remaining. In the meantime, history was made at the 4:19 mark. Oskar Lindblom picked up the assist on Claude Giroux’s 11th of the season.
The goal put Giroux in good company as he joined Bill Barber as the second-leading scorer in Flyers history with his 883rd point. Bob Clarke, big surprise, leads the franchise with 1210 points. Just three minutes later, it was Lindblom lighting the lamp with his 3rd of the campaign. The helpers came from Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny. That would be all the damage in the opening stanza with Philadephia seemingly in control, 2-0.
Things Would Soon Change
There is an old song, What a Difference a Day Makes. Well, in this case, it would be What a Difference a Period makes as Ottawa took over the momentum and got it to 2-1 courtesy of Tim Stutzle converting a Tim Brown and Alex Formenton set up for his 4th of the year at the 2:09 mark.
Drake Batherson would be whistled for a High-Sticking penalty at the 2:42 mark and Philly seemed to be in business. At 3:22 Formento knotted things up on a short-handed goal. That would send it to the third with a 2-2 score.
To the Final Period?
Artum Zub picked up his second, assisted by Dylan Gambrell and Zach Sanford to give the Sens a 3-2 advantage with less than seven minutes to play. Just when things looked bleak, Joel Farabee celebrated his return from injury with Travis Konecny and Sean Couturier getting the work done. With 5:25 to play, we found ourselves with a 3-3 contest. “Got a little lucky but when you’re doing the right things bounces like that definitely help,” Farabee said. Regulation would end and the three on three would commence,
This wouldn’t take long for Sanheim to convert a pretty Cam Atkinson feed to get Philadelphia its fourth win in the last five contests.
Ottawa came out playing a very physical game which resulted in a spirited tilt between Dylan Heatherington and the Flyers Zach MacEwen. Martin Jones turned aside 28 Sens shots with Forsberg usurping Jones with his 34 saves. In the face-off game, Claude Giroux won 10 of the 14 he took with Josh Norris leading the visitors with his 11 of 17. Philadelphia welcomes the dreaded Washington Capitals to the WFC on Tuesday. Flyers work overtime to pick up 4-3 win.
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.