Flyers walkoff Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime
The Flyers took on the Ottawa Senators in a rollercoaster of a game in Philadelphia and won 4-3 in overtime. Oskar Lindblom put together his best game to date and Joel Farabee scored a huge goal in his return. Martin Jones got the start in goal due to Carter Hart missing the game with an undisclosed illness.
The Flyers’ starting lineup:
Lines at Flyers practice (Max Willman, Morgan Frost in COVID protocol)— Olivia Reiner (@ReinerOlivia) December 18, 2021
The first period was one of the best I’ve seen out of the Flyers’ all year. They dominated puck possession and had a pair of goals to show for it.
Lindblom wrapped a pass out to Giroux who promptly finished it for an early 1-0 lead.
Truly a beauty.— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) December 19, 2021
Oskar Lindblom was flying all over the Wells Fargo Center and logged what is most likely his best game and period to date. He fired a one-timer that went of Ottawa defenseman Thomas Chabot to make it 2-0.
Lindblom with a two point game already.— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) December 19, 2021
The Senators didn’t log a shot until 15 minutes into the first frame when Philadelphia already had 2 goals and 10 shots. One of the most impressive periods I’ve seen from this group in a while.
Ottawa put that lackluster start behind them and gave it the Flyers in the second. They quickly tied the game on the penalty kill off a couple brutal turnovers from Keith Yandle.
Zack MacEwen noticed the momentum slipping and tried to turn the tide with a fight. He followed the fight up with an electric fist-pump beckoning the crowd, and it was lovely.
Safe to say MacEwen’s fired up pic.twitter.com/VzfjDxLwMd— Spittin’ Chiclets (@spittinchiclets) December 19, 2021
Ottawa took the lead with five minutes remaining in the game and it felt like the match was over, but shortly after Joel Farabee sent a shot towards the net and it found its way by Forsberg to tie the game and force overtime.
Atkinson got a loose puck in overtime and gave Travis Sanheim a tap-in to end the game. Huge win and what an electric finish to a wild game to capture two points.
Game. Set. Match.— TLY (@TheLibertyYell) December 19, 2021
- Oskar Lindblom put together his best game this season and was flying. His second two point game in the last three.
- Atkinson is starting to hit a hot streak and his pass to Sanheim in overtime was perfect.
- Need more of what we saw in the first period. Play like that and you’ll win a ton of games.
- Zack MacEwen with the spirited fight and fist-pump had me hyped up.
- Keith Yandle has been absolutely brutal.
- Great resiliency not wilting away after Ottawa took the lead with 5 minutes left.
Next up: Washington Capitals (7PM/ESPN+)
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Flyers