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POSTGAME 5: Wealin & Dealin

Weal scores game-tying goal and clinching goal in shootout for a 3-2 win over Ottawa

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

1. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED

The Flyers rallied from a 2-1 hole in the third period to force overtime and would eventually take down the Senators in the shootout for a 3-2 win to open their three-game homestand.

The Sens got on the board first in the opening period, capitalizing on a 5-on-3 power-play, as captain Erik Karlsson carried the puck across the top of the zone and wristed a shot across his body and past Steve Mason. The Flyers evened things up just two minutes later on a power play of their own as Brayden Schenn deflected a shot from the point by Shayne Gostisbehere.

The teams skated to stalemate in the second frame with the Flyers earning opportunities on the power play and the Sens missing on some Grade-A scoring chances, but the Flyers and Sens headed into the second intermission at 1-1.

Kyle Turris gave the Sens a 2-1 lead with less than eight minutes left in the game, but the Flyers came right back with a goal from Jordan Weal who picked off Sens' goaltender Craig Anderson misplaying the puck and tapped it in for an easy goal to tie it up.

A scoreless overtime period in which the Sens came close to ending it by hitting the post on Turris' shot, led to a shootout in which Weal scored the lone goal and Steve Mason stopped all three Sens skaters to preserve the win.

Video: Highlights and locker room comments after win2. TURNING POINT
Tonight's turning point came on Jordan Weal's goal with 5:59 left in the third period to tie the game back up at 2-2… After having just surrendered a goal, momentum seemed to swing on the Senators side with little time left in the game, but the Flyers stuck with it, applied pressure and were rewarded with a favorable miscue that ended up on Weal's tape. The Flyers rode momentum into overtime and took care of business in the shootout.Video: OTT@PHI: Weal forces turnover, buries game-tying goal

3. THREE STARS

1 - Jordan Weal: Recorded the game-tying goal in the third period and the shootout winning goal to give the Flyers the comeback win.
 
2 - Kyle Turris: Recorded the second Sens goal and added an assist on the first tally, while firing five shots on goal in the loss.

3 - Brayden Schenn: Scored the first Flyers goal to extend his home point streak and give him points in seven of his last nine overall games.

4. STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

* The Flyers win the season series against the Sens, going 2-0-1, with all three games going past regulation play and all three games decided by a score of 3-2.

* The Flyers own the second most shootout wins in the NHL this season with a 7-4 record… They have the most shootout saves (34) and third most shootout goals scored (12).

* The Flyers have now won three straight home games, and five of their last six games at the Wells Fargo Center.

* Jordan Weal recorded a goal for the second straight game and now has all six of his goals and eight points since recording his first NHL goal on Feb. 28 - a span of 14 games for the Flyers.Video: OTT@PHI: Weal goes five-hole in SO to help seal win

* Weal is now 2-for-2 on shootouts in the NHL. He was 0-for-1 at the AHL this season and 6-for-19 in his career in the AHL.

* With a power-play goal, Brayden Schenn extended his home point streak to seven straight games, recording four goals and four assists for eight points during this stretch.

* The Flyers play the second of their three-game homestand when take on the New York Islanders on Thursday night (7:00 p.m., CSN & 97. The Fanatic).

5. THEY SAID IT
"I think from the start, from the first practice I had, it just felt a little differently than it did last year. I was in Allentown playing every night and comfortable."
-Jordan Weal

"I think we have played pretty hard. I look back over our last couple of weeks and I think there are two games we could have done better in. We are in the stretch right now. We are in a stretch of 10 games in 17 days. You are going to have some nights where you are a little bit off. We can't get those back. I don't think there is much wasted energy looking back. I didn't mean to be short but our focus is on Thursday night. That is what it is for us."
- Dave HakstolVideo: Head coach talks about the 3-2 shootout win

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