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Flyers defeat Bruins in shootout for fourth straight victory

Blow lead in third period but win when Farabee scores lone goal in tiebreaker

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Farabee's shootout goal

PHI@BOS: Farabee beats Halak in shootout

Joel Farabee flips the puck over Jaroslav Halak's glove to put the Flyers ahead in the shootout

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BOSTON -- The Philadelphia Flyers extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-2 shootout victory against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Sunday.

Joel Farabee scored the only goal of the shootout, and Carter Hart made 26 saves through overtime for the Flyers (10-5-2), who have earned at least one point in their past six games (5-0-1).

Five of those six games have gone to overtime or the shootout, including a 3-2 shootout win at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

 

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"Back-to-back this weekend, and it was against two tough teams, but we battled hard for 120 minutes," Hart said. "Back-to-backs can be tough, especially with travel, but we handled it really well, we came out hard both games. They didn't have anything for the first two periods, and I think that's just a good character win for us tonight, especially on back-to-backs because you're always battling the fatigue factor. But clearly that wasn't a factor for us tonight."

Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves for the Bruins (11-3-3), who came back from down two goals in the third period but have not won in their past three games (0-2-1).

Video: PHI@BOS: Hart seals shootout win for Flyers

Philadelphia outshot Boston 20-10 in the first and second periods.

"Maybe we were a little bit slow," Bruins forward David Pastrnak said. "They came out flying, they had legs. Usually back-to-back, the second night, the first period you are rolling, you are kind of feeling like you haven't stopped playing. You know, it's on us, we have to be ready for that. It's always tough coming from behind, but the positive is we battled back and we got a point."

Travis Konecny scored at 13:50 of the first period to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Sean Couturier shot on a 3-on-1, and the rebound went off Oskar Lindblom's skate and Halak before Konecny flipped the puck into the net.

Video: PHI@BOS: Konecny chips in loose puck

Philippe Myers scored on a wrist shot from the right face-off circle to extend the lead to 2-0 at 17:56.

Boston scored on the rebound of a Connor Clifton shot at 2:50 of the second period, but the goal was disallowed by the on-ice officials because of goaltender interference.

"[Forward Par Lindholm] jammed my pad over the line," Hart said.

The Bruins outshot the Flyers 17-7 during their third-period comeback.

Danton Heinen cut the Philadelphia lead to 2-1 when he scored at 5:59 of the third period. After Charlie Coyle's shot was knocked down in front, Heinen found the puck, spun, and beat Hart.

Brad Marchand tied the game 2-2 with a wrist shot from the top of the left face-off circle at 12:22.

Video: PHI@BOS: Marchand goes top shelf on Hart to tie it

Hart made the save against Pastrnak on a penalty shot at 15:04 of the third after Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov slashed the Bruins forward on a breakaway.

It was Pastrnak's second NHL penalty shot (1-for-2), and the first Hart has faced in the NHL.

"I just play it like any other play," the goalie said. "I'm just trying to be patient and just follow the puck."

Hart denied Coyle, Marchand and Pastrnak in the shootout.

"He knows, he knows that we're going to need him at some point," Philadelphia coach Alain Vigneault said. "A lot of times in these games, you need him early on to get your legs to get going. Tonight, it was different. In the third period when we needed him, he was huge."

Video: PHI@BOS: Hart stops Pastrnak's bid on penalty shot

 

They said it

"I'm trying to keep it simple out there like I've been saying since I've been called up. And good things have been happening. I've been saying that if you just play good defensively, the rest will take care of itself. And that's pretty much what's been happening for me." -- Flyers rookie defenseman Philippe Myers on his three-game goal streak

"Why was it poor? I don't think we had enough urgency, would be the simple answer. We weren't breaking pucks out, got stuck below our goal line … we never got an opportunity to sort of put them on their heels, in any way, shape or form. So as a result, they're on their toes, they get a lead, we're chasing the game." -- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy on their start

 

Need to know

Myers is the seventh Philadelphia defenseman to have a three-game goal streak, first since Mark Howe from March 3-7, 1987. ... The Flyers are 3-2 in the shootout this season. The Bruins are 0-2. ... Boston defenseman Torey Krug did not play in overtime because of an upper-body injury.

 

What's next

Flyers: Host the Washington Capitals on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN)

Bruins: Host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; SN, NESN, FS-F, NHL.TV)

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