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RECAP: Blackhawks fall to Flyers, 4-1

Full coverage from Chicago's 4-1 loss to Philadelphia

by Monterey Pepper /

The Chicago Blackhawks fell to the Philadelphia Flyers in a 4-1 tilt Thursday night at the United Center. 

The Blackhawks struggled to convert on the power play and despite a goal from Brandon Saad early in the third period, the Flyers secured the win.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Saad scored the lone goal for Chicago putting him on a three-game point streak.

STAT OF THE GAME: Saad is tied for first in goals. Saad and Kane have both tallied three goals so far this season. 


Philadelphia struck first at 13:05 of the first period. Travis Konecny grabbed the puck on the blue line creating a two-on-one rush and with a pass across the slot, Oskar Lindbolm buried a shot past Robin Lehner giving the Flyers a 1-0 lead. 

The Flyers doubled their lead 59 seconds into the second period. Travis Sanheim passed the puck from the circle towards traffic in the slot and Claude Giroux tipped it in to make it 2-0.

The Blackhawks tallied their first goal at 1:00 of the third period when Brandon Saad got a breakaway chance off of a pass from Andrew Shaw. Saad beat Flyers goalie Brian Elliot by dekeing to his forehand and buried the puck to cut Philadelphia's lead in half, 2-1.

Video: PHI@CHI: Saad beats Elliott on the break

Philadelphia widened the gap at 5:03 of the third period when Kevin Hayes picked up the puck at center ice for the breakaway and flipped a shot over Lehner's glove to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead. 

James van Riemsdyk deked Lehner at 16:44 of the third period to secure the Flyers 4-1 victory. 

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