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POSTGAME 5: Another Point Gained/Lost

Flyers gain point for second straight game, but drop 3-2 OT decision to Stars

by @NHLFlyers


Alexander Radulov scored 40 second into overtime to give the Stars a 3-2 win in Dallas on Tuesday. 

The Stars scored first in the game, getting one from Radek Faksa just past halfway through the first period, but the Flyers answered with one from Travis Konecny six minutes later and then took a 2-1 lead on a goal from Ivan Provorov just over two minutes into the second. Dallas knotted the score when Brett Ritchie tipped one home 11 seconds past the halfway point of that frame on the power play. 

The Flyers outshot Dallas 14-6 in the third period but couldn't get anything past Kari Lehtonen, who made 31 saves to earn just his second career win against the Flyers. Petr Mrazek turned aside 19 of 23 in the OTL.

Tonight's turning point came in the overtime period when the Stars ended up with a 2-on-0 in which they connected for the game-winning goal... After 60 minutes in which the Flyers outplayed the Stars through most of the action, the overtime session was run-and-gun and each team traded chances until the Flyers got caught in the zone and John Klingberg found Alex Radulov and Tyler Seguin to connect for the winner. 


1. Kari Lehtonen: Had several 10-bell saves to keep the Stars in it, while making 31 saves, including all 14 in the third period. 

2. Shayne Gostisbehere: Factored into both goals with a pair of assists, which gives him four assists in his last two games.

3. Radek Faksa: Scored the opening goal to give the Stars the lead. 


Video: PHI@DAL: Provorov scores off Simmonds' passSCOREBOARD WATCHING
With the point, the Flyers lose ground on the Blue Jackets, who they remain one point behind, but they gain ground on the Penguins, who they are only two back... The Flyers now have 90 points with five games remaining... The Devils earned a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes which gives them 88 points and six games remaining... The Penguins dropped a 5-2 contest to the Red Wings and remain at 92 points with five games left... The Blue Jackets overcame an early 0-3 deficit to the Oilers to tie it up at 3-3 and eventually took a 7-3 win over the Oilers.

Claude Giroux recorded his 66th assist of the season on Konecny's goal, which is a new career high for assists in a season. He eclipsed the 65 he had in 2011-12. Giroux is just one point short of his career high of 93, also set in 11-12.... Giroux also led the Flyers with five shots on goal and nine total shot attempts. He was also 11-for-15 (73 pct) on faceoffs.
Shayne Gostisbehere got the better in the battle of offensive defensemen on the night, recording two assists compared to Klingberg's one assist... Gostisbehere also improved his career numbers against the Stars to over a point per-game pace - he now has six points (3g-3a) in five career games against Dallas.

Travis Konecny scored for the fourth time in the last six games and has four goals in his last four games... Konecny leads the Flyers with seven goals in the month of March and continue to pile on his career-high with 23 goals in his second season.Video: PHI@DAL: Konecny wires a wrister into the twine

The Flyers finish off their road trip, and the month of March, with a meeting against the Colorado Avalanche in the second of a back-to-back set. Puck drop is 10 p.m. ET on NBCSP+ or listen live on 93.3 WMMR.


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