Voracek, Flyers Give St. Louis the Blues

For the second consecutive game, the Philadelphia Flyers (25-16-6) had to work overtime.

The opponent on this evening was the St. Louis Blues (30-10-8) who were riding a 9 game home winning streak.

Jake Voracek put an end to the streak with an overtime game-winner for a 4-3 Flyer victory.

The tally was the first goal in ten games for Voracek.

On the man advantage, Alexander Steen set up Justin Faulk who put the puck behind Flyers netminder, Brian Elliott at 5:46 Mark.

The goal gives Faulk 21 points in 31 games against Philadelphia.

Tyler Pitlick got Philadelphia even when his centering pass from behind the Blues cage caromed off a St. Louis defender and past a startled Jordan Binnington, the Blues netminder.

Philadelphia took the lead when Michael Raffl potted the rebound of a Robert Haag slapshot and the second came to close with the Flyguys in front, 2-1.

Philadelphia stayed on the gas and stretched the advantage to 3-1 just :26 in with Travis Konecny connecting off a beautiful “no-look” pass from James Van Riemsdyk.

St. Louis was determined to fight back and Ryan O’Reilly snapped his seven-game scoring drought and with half a period to play, we had a nail biter at 3-2.

Robert Thomas set up Steen for a backhander that got it knotted.

Neither team could light the lamp and went to overtime where Voracek stole the spotlight and sent Philadelphia home a winner.

Blue Lines: Carter Hart will be sidelined 2-3 weeks and roster moves were necessary.

Alex Lyon was recalled from Lehigh Valley while Joel Farabee was sent to the Phantoms.

Chris Stewart was placed on waivers.

Elliott stopped 30 shots and moved his record to 6-2 against his former team while counterpart Binnington made 21 saves in the St. Louis nets.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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