One night after going on a 10-match winless streak, Flyers chance to do something they haven’t done in nearly six weeks.
A target pair of James van Riemsdyk overcame the Flyers’ attack, as they claimed head-to-head victory for the first time since October 27 and 28, defeating Arizona Coyotes, 5-3, on Saturday night.
The Flyers were on the right track, as van Riemsdyk scored his first goal of the night 1:14 with a quick shot from the right circle after snatching the ball. Just 39 seconds later, Coyotes had an equalizer. Lets scramble ahead Jay Beagle for an easy tap from the slot making it a 1-1 game just 1:53 into the game.
The two teams drew 1-1 at the end of the first half. The Flyers took a 14-11 lead in shots.
The Flyers also got their first goal in the second half. At 5:26, Scott Laughton follow an opportunity for Travis Konecny and scored his sixth goal of the season to make it 2-1.
Arizona again reacted, ending the game at 10:38. A long shot by Nick Schmaltz crossed and beat Martin Jones. Just 43 seconds later, a fatal butt from the Arizona goalkeeper Karel Vejmelka allow Patrick Brown conceded and scored, making it 3-2.
The Flyers had a power match later and earned money, as Konecny’s shot was knocked down by van Riemsdyk to make it 4-2 just 1:13 later.
Over two periods, the Flyers took a two-goal lead in the dressing room and a 26-24 lead in shots.
At 7:50 of the third inning, the Flyers took the lead. A beautiful loft passed by Morgan Frost went to Orange Atkinson and start two against one. Atkinson set Claude Giroux for the goal, making it 5-2.
Less than four minutes later, Arizona got a goal back like Lawson Crouse Fire one shot from the left circle.
Flyers are held on the remaining leg. Jones finished with 29 saves on 32 shots. Vejmelka made 29 saves with 34 shots.
Aside from van Riemsdyk’s two goals on the night, Konecny finished with a pair of assists. For Arizona, Schmaltz had one goal and one assist and Orange Dineen there were two tectonic lines.
The Flyers head home for their next game, facing the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. Tuesday
- PHI James van Riemsdyk (4) (Not Supported) 1:14
- ARI Jay Beagle (1) (Antoine Roussel, Loui Eriksson) 1:53
- PHI Scott Laughton (6) (Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier) 5:26
- ARI Nick Schmaltz (1) (Cam Dineen, Barrett Hayton) 10:38
- PHI Patrick Brown (1) (Unsupported) 11:21
- PHI van Riemsdyk (5) PP (Konecny, Keith Yandle) 12:34
- PHILIPPINES Claude Giroux (10) (Cam Atkinson, Morgan Frost) 7:50
- ARI Lawson Crouse (6) (Schmaltz, Dineen) 11:35
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