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POSTGAME 5: Extra, Extra, Extra!

Flyers win third straight in extra time, run winning streak to four in 3-2 shootout win at Boston

by @NHLFlyers

Joel Farabee scored the only goal of the shootout opposite three saves from Carter Hart to earn the Flyers the extra point and their fourth win in a row. 

The Flyers took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission on goals from Travis Konecny with 6:10 to go in the period and a power play tally from Philippe Myers that came with 2:04 left in the frame. The Bruins eventually answered with third period goals from Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand, and after Hart stopped a David Pastrnak penalty shot with 4:56 to play, the game proceeded to the shootout. 

Farabee's goal came in the first round, and Hart clinched it with another stop on Pastrnak in the third round. Hart made 26 saves in regulation and overtime to earn the win, while Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 of 29.

Three Stars:
1st: Joel Farabee (game-winning shootout goal)
2nd: Travis Konecny (1g-1a)
3rd: Brad Marchand (1g)

This one turned late in regulation thanks to what turned out to be 'The Carter Hart Show'... First he stopped the deadly Pastrnak on a penalty shot, then had two huge saves on a penalty kill in the final minute, and then he stopped all three Bruins, including Pastrnak again, in the shootout to seal the win.Video: PHI@BOS: Hart stops Pastrnak's bid on penalty shot

* The Flyers deservedly took a 2-0 lead to the first intermission, outworking the Bruins on both sides of the puck and doing a strong job on the game's first penalty kill. The Sean Couturier stepped up to deliver both goals; first on 3-on-1 rush in which Konecny (with a bit of help from Lindblom directing the puck with his skate) cleaned up a Couturier rebound. Excellent puck movement by Couturier and Konecny and an even better finish from near the right dot by the scorching hot Myers provided the goals as the Flyers outshot Boston, 14-5. 

* The Flyers caught a break on a would-be early 2nd period goal for Boston. Pär Lindholm forced Hart's pad -- and the puck -- over the goal line with his stick. The ruling was no-goal... Overally, the Flyers showed strong defensive sticks and structure in the second period. The Bruins started to pressure in the Flyers end late in the period, but Hart came up with a couple more saves. Shots were 20-10 in Philly's favor through 40 minutes.

* Perhaps due to hobbling off after blocking a second period shot in Saturday's game in Toronto, Claude Giroux's ice time was much sparing than normal. He looked fine, however, in going right around David Krejci off a good pass from Joel Farabee for a Grade A scoring chance one-on-one with Halak. The puck went off the side of the net. 

* Myers continued an excellent game with a huge pair of defensive stops. At 5:59, however, the Bruins narrowed the gap to 2-1 on a spin-o-rama goal near the doorstep by Danton Heinen after Giroux blocked down a Charlie Coyle shot and the puck went to Heinen. The Flyers paid dearly for a failed clear as Marchand sniped a shot from the left circle through a Marchand screen to tie the game at 2-2. The puck appeared to deflect off Matt Niskanen. Video: PHI@BOS: Myers rips puck in off the post

* The Flyers won their fourth straight game, their longest streak of the season thus far, and have earned points in six straight games, going 5-0-1.

* The win also moves the Flyers into third place in the Metropolitan Division with a 10-5-2 record for 22 points.

* The Flyers have now won three straight meetings against the Bruins dating back to last season - it's the first time they have won three in-a-row against Boston since 2007.Video: PHI@BOS: Farabee beats Halak in shootout

* Philippe Myers scored for the third straight game and extended his point streak to four consecutive games (3g-1a)... He has recorded a point in every game other than the first game after his recall on Oct. 31.

* Myers also becomes the first Flyers defenseman since Mark Howe in 1987 to score in three straight games.

* Lindblom recorded an assist, giving him points in six of his last seven games (3g-4a)... while Travis Konecny now has points in 14 of 17 games and leads the team in scoring (8g-11a).

* The Flyers get a rare two days off in game action and next take on the Washington Capitals in a nationally televised game on NBC Sports Network on Wednesday.

Video: Hear from Flyers coach following win over BOSVideo: Hear from Farabee, Myers and Hart following win

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