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Owen Tippett scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:33 left, sending the Flyers to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. The surging Flyers won their fourth straight and swept their three-game trip through Minnesota, Winnipeg, and St. Louis. The Flyers have won five of six overall.

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Tippett got the puck after a turnover at center ice, split the St. Louis defense, and used a quick backhand-forehand move to score his 16th goal of the season on his 10th shot.

Flyers coach John Tortorella likes what he sees out of Tippett, who has four goals in his last five games. Joel Farabee added an empty netter with 53 seconds remaining. Scott Laughton and Ryan Poehling also scored for the Flyers. Carter Hart made 28 saves to improve to 6-2-3 in his last 11 starts.

Oskar Sundqvist and Brandon Saad scored for the Blues, who finished a 1-2-1 homestand. Joel Hofer made 38 saves. After a scoreless first period, Laughton beat Hofer at 1:03 of the second to snap a 10-game goal drought. A turnover in the Blues zone created an odd-man rush and Garnet Hathaway’s shot caromed off Hofer’s pad right to Laughton’s stick for a wide-open rebound shot.

Sundqvist’s power-play goal evened it at 18:19. Brayden Schenn, playing in his 900th career game, used a toe drag to get off a quick wringer, creating a rebound opportunity for Sundqvist.

Poehling showed off some impressive hand-eye coordination to regain the lead for the Flyers. Egor Zamula’s shot bounced off Hofer’s pad into the air, and Poehling swatted it off Jordan Kyrou and into the net to give Philadelphia a 2-1 lead with 6.2 seconds left in the second.

Saad got a lucky bounce of his own to tie it at 1:18 of the third. Poehling had lost his stick and Schenn’s centering pass hit the stick, essentially teeing up the puck for Saad.

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Matt Bednarczyk
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Matt Bednarczyk is your host of Talking Philly Sports With Matty B. He is a proud retired US Army Sergeant First Class, he is also a combat veteran with over 80 months served in Afganistan, and Iraq . Huge Hockey Fan. Matt is a lifelong 4 for 4 Philly sports fan. Born and raised on the Mayfair and Tacony neighborhood lines of Northeast Philly. He brings over 40 years of Philadelphia Sports passion and provides a realistic look at our Major Sports Teams and the most passionate sports fans on the planet. Look for his show live on Edge of Philly Sports.