|Timonen scores the tying goal with 9.5 seconds remaining|
The game was knotted at 2 in the final period when the Washington Capitals scored 2 goals on consecutive PowerPlays in the 3rd period, giving them a 4-2 lead. However, the Flyers battled back scoring a PowerPlay goal of their own, before Kimmo Timonen scored with just 9 seconds remaining in the 3rd to send the game into overtime.
Then in overtime it was Ruslan Fedotenko who became the hero for the Flyers scoring game winner.
Fedotenko scores the overtime winner
The Flyers pull to within 2 points of the 8th placed New York Rangers with their dramatic victory tonight.
|Fedotenko waves to the fans|
Despite the poor turnover, the unfortunate penalties and the new 2 goal deficit, Giroux was now fueled and determined to make up for his mistake. So his hard work drew a penalty, and on the ensuing PowerPlay it was Claude who made it a 1 goal game on a laser one-time shot.
With under a minute to play and the goalie pulled it was Giroux again causing havoc for the Capitals. Giroux eventually set up Timonen who blasted it from the point stunning the Capitals as he tied the game at 4 with just 9.5 seconds remaining in the contest.
2 points were imperative to the Flyers who were 4 points out of a playoff spot with fewer and fewer games remaining. With the new found point, the Flyers were eager to grab the second one. So they used their momentum that they had built up in the end of the 3rd period and carried it into the overtime session.
|Voracek standing up for Giroux|
The fight that the Flyers showed tonight and yesterday against the Bruins was something they have been looking for all season. And with 13 games remaining, 2 points out of a playoff spot, they are going to need to bring this effort more often. The Flyers have picked up points in 3 straight games and will look to win 3 in a row for the first time all season on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia improves to 15-17-3 on the season.
- Max Talbot and Matt Read scored for the Flyers in the 1st period.
- Talbot left the game in the 2nd period with an apparent leg injury and did not return. Flyers announcer Jim Jackson speculated that Talbot may have been cut with another player's skate blade; however, management denied this just saying Talbot has a lower body injury.
- Newly acquired defenseman Ken Huskins played his first game with the team wearing number 23. Huskins was a -1 with 3 blocked shots in 16:02 minutes.
- Oliver Lauridsen played his second game in the NHL tonight after playing his first yesterday versus Boston. Lauridsen was a +1 with 2 hits in 11:16 minutes.
- Claude Giroux registered 3 points tonight (1 goal and 2 assists) and now has 9 points in his last 6 games and 35 for the season.
- Giroux also had 7 shots, 3 blocked shots, 2 hits and won 56% of his faceoffs in 23:54 minutes.
- Kimmo Timonen registered 4 points tonight (1 goal and 3 assists). It was the first time Timonen scored 4 points in a game since 10/27/11.
- Jake Voracek's fight was the first of his NHL career in the regular season (he had a preseason fight in 2010).
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The Philadelphia Flyers look to keep their winning ways going when they host the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.