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POSTGAME 5: Point Gained; Point Lost

Flyers tally in the final seconds to steal a point, but lose 2-1 in OT at Columbus

by @NHLFlyers

With the goalie pulled for an extra attacker, the Flyers scored with 17 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but eventually fell to the Blue Jackets, 2-1, in the extra session.

The Flyers seemingly opened the scoring early in the game on a goal from Michael Raffl but it was called back due to goaltender interference and the teams skated to a scoreless first period.Video: Raffl and MacDonald on the OT loss to CBJ

The Blue Jackets scored seven minutes into the second off a shot from the point by David Savard. Although there was contact with goaltender Steve Mason, and Dave Hakstol used his coach's challenge, the goal stood and Columbus took a 1-0 lead entering the third.

The final period saw no scoring until 19:43 when Brayden Schenn slipped a rebound past Sergei Bobrovsky to force overtime where the team's traded chances before Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno scored the eventual game winner on a 3 on 2 rush led by defenseman Seth Jones.

The Flyers grabbed momentum for the final five minutes of the third period, tying the game and having the early chances in the overtime period, but it was Foligno's OT winner that proved the turning point. His tally came off a 3 on 2 rush through the neutral zone and into the Flyers end where he fired a shot past Mason from the high slot to end the game.


1 - Sergei Bobrovsky: Stopped 25 of 26 shots for his league-leading 26th win of the year.

2 - Nick Foligno: Scored the game-winning goal in overtime, which was his 14th goal of the season and third game-winning tally.

3 - Steve Mason: Stopped 23 of 25 shots in the loss. 


* The Flyers went a fourth consecutive game without allowing a power play goal. The four games came against the top four power play teams in the NHL - Columbus, Tampa Bay, Anaheim and the NY Rangers. The Flyers allowed two or fewer shorthanded situations in all four games.
* Brayden Schenn's goal was his eighth in a row that has either tied a game, given the Flyers a lead or has been the game-winning goal. (All three goals vs. Dallas fit one of those criteria.)
* Ivan Provorov led the Flyers with 23:47 of ice time. He had an assist, three shot attempts, two hits and two blocked shots.
* The Flyers blocked 22 Columbus shots. Andrew MacDonald, Michael Del Zotto and Radko Gudas led the way with four apiece.
* Michael Raffl picked up the fourth fighting major of his career and second this season (12/11 at DET). Raffl's other two tilts were in the 2014-15 season.


Video: Steve Mason on the 2-1 OT loss @ ColumbusVideo: Head Coach Dave Hakstol on the 2-1 OT loss

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