Short-Handed Flyers Beat NHL’s Best

Garnet Hathaway scored off a rebound with 22 seconds left to give the Flyers a 2-1 victory over the NHL-leading Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Ryan Poehling also scored for Philadelphia. Sam Ersson made 29 saves.

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The Flyers were already short-handed on defense with Sean Walker being traded to the Colorado Avalanche the day prior. Gustav Forsling scored for Florida, and Sergi Bobrovsky stopped 24 shots. The Panthers had won six in a row.

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Poehling opened the scoring 10 seconds into the second period. Forsling tied it at 7:12 of the second, scoring hours after finalizing a four-year contract extension. Vladimir Tarasenko made his Florida debut after coming over from Ottawa in a trade Wednesday.

Flyer’s defenseman Cam York left late in the third after blocking a shot with his knee, while Travis Konecny returned from an upper-body injury that sidelined him for six games.

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