Sanheim lifts Flyers past Bruins in overtime
Philadelphia Flyers started a make-or-break week last night against the Boston Bruins. The orange and black are trying to chase down the Bruins in the East Division playoff race. They will face the Bruins two more times this week. Thanks to Travis Sanheim’s overtime heroics, they are now within three points of Boston with 19 games remaining.
The Flyers won last night 3-2 in overtime. Sanheim made a spectacular play and then took the puck to the back of the net. Four-time Selke Trophy winner Patrice Bergeron stumbled and hit the ice. Sanheim took care of the rest.
The Bruins are 19-10-6 and have won all five meetings between the two clubs prior to last night’s win for the Flyers. They have gone 9-for-18 on the power play against the Flyers this season. The Flyers did a great job staying out on penalty trouble on Monday night, committing only two of them to limit any Bruins damage. While they had a man advantage, the Flyers capitalized in the third period to tie the game at two and force overtime.
The Flyers have gone 5-for-20 on the power play against Boston this season.
Travis Konecny broke the Flyers’ five game streak of not scoring in the first period. TK had nine assists but zero goals over his previous 12 games.
Brian Elliot played a great game in net, saving 27-of-29 shots, 22 of them came after the first period.
Up Next: The Flyers and Bruins head to Philadelphia for a rematch tonight at 7pm
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