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POSTGAME 5: Point Taken

Flyers fall in goaltending dual to Kings, 1-0 in overtime

by @NHLFlyers


In a battle amongst goaltenders, the Flyers fell to the visiting Kings, 1-0, in overtime on a goal from Jeff Carter, despite Michal Neuvirth's 27 saves through 60 minutes.

After a scoreless first period with a few chances on each end, the teams traded scoring opportunities early in the second period with the Kings pressing right out of the gates and Sean Couturier on a breakaway, rang one off the post five minutes into the period.

The teams remained scoreless in the third period with Neuvirth making a few highlight reel saves, but the Kings eventually solved him in the extra session, where they padded their NHL lead with their 10th OT victory of the season, running their record to 10-1 in overtime. Peter Budaj stopped all 17 shots he faced for his second straight shutout and third in his last four games.

Video: Locker room access following the Flyers' 1-0 loss2. TURNING POINT
Mark the OT winner as the ultimate turning point in the matinee game vs. Kings… The 3 on 3 winner unfolded with Kings captain Anze Kopitar cycling the puck and carrying through much of the zone eventually finding his way to the side of the net where he found Carter, who put it in on a sharp angle for the victory.


1 - Jeff Carter: Scored his ninth game-winning goal, fourth in overtime and 27th tally of the season. 

2 - Michal Neuvirth: Made more than a few highlight-reel diving saves, stopping 27 of 28 shots to earn a valuable point in the loss.Video: LAK@PHI: Neuvirth dives to deny Pearson

3 - Anze Kopitar: Set up the game-winning in overtime by holding on the puck and staying patient until he found an open Carter. 


* Despite the loss, the Flyers have now earned points in 13 of their last 15 home games (11-2-2).

* The Flyers posted a season-high 29 blocked shots, led by defenseman Andrew MacDonald with six.

* Radko Gudas led the team with six hits in the game.Video: LAK@PHI: Gudas lays a big hit on Gravel

* The Flyers went perfect on the penalty kill (2-for-2) for the second straight game and in five of the last six outings (16-of-18).

* Ivan Provorov led the Flyers with 24:08 of ice time, his second consecutive game of more than 24 minutes, and ninth of the entire season.

* Of the 17 Flyers shots, Jakub Voracek led the way with five of them.

"Actually, I felt normal. I was coming into the game feeling confident, calm and just feeling good about myself right now and playing with confidence." 
- Michal Neuvirth

"I like the battle of our entire team. He's part of it, he battled real hard and so did everyone else in the line up."
- Dave HakstolVideo: Coach Hakstol postgame press conference

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