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POSTGAME 5: Sens edge Flyers in shootout

Flyers control most of the game, but fall, 3-2, in a shootout to Senators

by @NHLFlyers


Highlights and interviews after the loss

Highlights & Interviews after the shootout loss to the Senators

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The Flyers got on the board first, controlled most of the play, but eventually fell as the Ottawa Senators scored late in the third period and the only goal in a five-round shootout to walk away with a 3-2 win… Nick Cousins had a few chances in the first period and finally capitalized on a breakaway to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Mark Stone drew the Flyers even, but Michael Raffl scored to keep the Flyers up heading into the third period… Kyle Turris' late third-period goal tied it up and after a 3 on 3 overtime period which saw just one shot, a single shootout goal from Erik Karlsson proved to be the difference in the Sens' victory.


A shifty, wrap-around goal from the Sens leading goal scorer with under two minutes to go in regulation tied the game up at 2-2 and forced an eventual overtime and shootout. Kyle Turris came down the right side and cut to the goal line, but instead of shooting, he went underneath and tucked it behind Steve Mason. The goal gave Ottawa new life as they were shut down for most of the game until that point.


1 - Erik Karlsson: Recorded the primary assist on the game-tying goal, while logging over 28 minutes of ice time. He then recorded the game-winner in the shootout.

2 - Craig Anderson: Stopped 33 of 35 shots in the game, including all eight in the third period, the only shot in overtime and all five skaters in the shootout for the win.

3 - Travis Konecny: Recorded four shots on goal and had three hits in the game.


* Michael Del Zotto recorded an assist on Michael Raffl's goal, marking the 13th straight game a Flyers defenseman has recorded a point… The Flyers have received points from d-men in 16 of their 17 games so far this season.

* The Flyers defense continues to lead the NHL with 49 points (12g-37A).

* Del Zotto has four points (1g-3a) in five games since returning from injury.

* The Flyers broke a streak of five straight games with a power-play goal, going 0-for-4… The Flyers also went perfect on the penalty kill (2-for-2) for the fourth time in their last five games.

* The Flyers played their fourth shootout of the season. They are now 2-2 in shootouts.

"I think it was a bit of a line change. It was kind of a broken play. Karlsson was carrying it with a bit of speed and hit Turris outside and just tried to protect the middle and keep him outside and he wrapped it around."
- Brandon Manning on the game-tying goal from Ottawa

"We had our chance to win the game. It is definitely frustrating. Especially when you play some good hockey; we have been playing good hockey lately. Didn't find a way to win, but we have to look at the positives here. It is a long season. We have a lot of hockey left to play here. I think the guys are pretty excited in this room."
- Claude Giroux

"We have to do a better job extending the lead in the third period. We played a pretty good hockey game, but whether it's extending the five on five or on the power play opportunities, we have to do a better job and have to work to extend that lead."
- Dave Hakstol

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