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Shayne Gostisbehere scores on power play in overtime to lift Flyers over Predators 3-2

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PHILADELPHIA - Shayne Gostisbehere scored on the power play with 52 seconds left in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday.

Colin McDonald and Michael Del Zotto also scored for Philadelphia, which won for just the fourth time in 16 games.

The Flyers gave up the tying goal to Michael Fisher with 20 seconds left in regulation. Philadelphia went on the power play when Nashville was called for too many men on the ice.

Gostisbehere one-timed Claude Giroux's pass from the slot past Pekka Rinne for his third goal of the season and second straight winning goal in overtime. Gostisbehere scored 24 seconds into the extra session Monday in Philadelphia's 3-2 home win over Carolina.

Flip Forsberg also scored for Nashville, which ended this five-game road trip with a 1-4 record.

To force overtime, Forsberg took a shot from the left circle that bounced off of Michal Neuvirth, creating a scramble in the crease. Fisher poked at it and then, with two Flyers sprawling in the crease, lifted a backhander over Neuvirth.

It was the second goal in as many games for Fisher, who snapped an eight-game streak without a point while ending the Predators' 227-minute, 39-second scoreless drought in Wednesday's 3-2 win at Buffalo.

McDonald scored on a rebound with 15:03 left in the game. Evgeny Medvedev, a healthy scratch for the last six games, set up the goal by firing the puck toward the net from the point. Rinne made the initial stop, but McDonald spun around and converted his first goal of the season.

Flyers backup Neuvirth made 33 saves to improve to 5-3-1 this season and 3-0-1 in four career starts against Nashville.

Nashville set a club record by getting shut out in three straight games to start this road trip, but the Predators needed just 44 seconds to get on the board and take a 1-0 lead.

Forsberg took Mike Ribeiro's back-handed pass from behind the net and fired it past Neuvirth from the slot.

Philadelphia has been having its own scoring woes, entering last in the league averaging 1.73 goals per game. But the Flyers quickly answered Forsberg.

Del Zotto scored his first goal of the season on a stellar wrist shot from the left circle that whizzed over the glove of Rinne and just under the crossbar to tie the score at 1 with 16 minutes left in the first period. It was the Flyers' first even-strength goal in 264 minutes, 20 seconds.

Friday's contest was the 1,300th game in franchise history for the Predators, who became the 27th club to reach the mark.

Notes: Philadelphia has scored more than one goal in just 12 of its 23 games this season. ... Prior to Del Zotto's goal, Giroux's third-period goal against Los Angeles on Nov. 17 was Philadelphia's last 5-on-5 score. ... Philadelphia plays its third game in four days on Saturday afternoon at the Rangers. ... Prior to the game, the Flyers recalled C Nick Cousins from Lehigh Valley and demoted Taylor Leier. ... The teams will complete their two-game regular-season series on Feb. 4 in Nashville. ... Besides scoring, McDonald fought Barret Jackman with 9:35 left in the third period.

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