For the second year in a row, the Philadelphia Flyers
gave the fans who turned out for their annual preseason trip to the John Labatt
Center in London, Ont., a night to remember.
One year after losing to Toronto in an 11-round shootout, the Flyers again provided plenty of bonus hockey. Wayne Simmonds
' goal in the final minute of regulation sent the game into overtime, and it wasn't until Detroit defenseman Ian White
scored in the eighth round of the shootout that the Wings left with a 4-3 win.
White's third-period goal had given the Wings a 3-1 lead. Darren Helm
had a shorthanded goal in the first period for the Wings, and Valtteri Filppula
scored in the second to make it 2-0. James van Riemsdyk
and Matt Carle
scored for the Flyers, who were playing their third game in three nights after splitting a pair with Toronto. Carle's goal with 2:45 left cut the margin to 3-2.
"We showed some resilience," van Riemsdyk said. "It's easy to get down when you're chasing the whole game. We kept fighting and we were rewarded for all the hard work we put in."