Jakub Voracek Scores in OT, Flyers Beat Blues Four-Three

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ST. LOUIS — Jakub Voracek scored in extra time and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the St. Louis Blues Four-Three on Wednesday evening.

Tyler Pitlick, Michael Raffl and Travis Konecny scored for the Flyers, who gained for the third time of their final 4 video games. Brian Elliott, taking part in for the primary time since Jan. 7, stopped 30 photographs and improved to 6-2 in his profession towards his former group.

Justin Faulk, Ryan O’Reilly and Alexander Steen scored, and Jordan Binnington made 21 saves for the Blues, who had their NHL finest nine-game residence profitable streak snapped. The streak matched the longest in franchise historical past set from Jan. 26 – Feb. 26, 1991.

Voracek’s aim spoiled the Blues’ comeback bid and snapped his 10-game scoreless drought, relationship again to Dec. 21.

Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

With the Blues trailing Three-1, O’Reilly lower the deficit in half along with his ninth halfway by way of the third. The aim snapped a seven sport scoreless stretch for O’Reilly, relationship again to Dec. 29.

Steen tied it with 6:21 left on a backhand after Robert Thomas’ go discovered him on their lonesome in entrance of the Flyers’ internet. It was Steen’s fourth of the season, all of which got here on the Blues’ present five-game homestand.

Faulk’s power-play aim, a one-timer off an ideal feed from Alexander Steen, gave the Blues a 1-Zero lead with 5:36 left within the first interval. Faulk has 21 factors in 31 profession video games towards Philadelphia, probably the most he has scored towards any group.

St. Louis has at the least one power-play aim in 11 of their final 14 video games.

Pitlick tied the sport along with his fifth aim of the season with 7:17 left within the second interval. Pitlick scored when his centring try from behind the online deflected off the leg of a Blues defender previous Binnington.

Raffl banged residence a rebound of Robert Haag’s slap shot to place the Flyers up 2-1 with Four:17 left within the second. It was Raffl’s fifth aim of the season and first in three video games.

Michael Raffl, Philadelphia Flyers, November 24, 2017 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Konecny’s energy play aim 26 seconds into the third gave the Flyers a Three-1 lead. Konecny capitalized on a slick no-look go by James van Riemsdyk.


The Blues activated D Carl Gunnarsson (higher physique) from the injured reserve and positioned D Colton Parayko (higher physique) on the injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 2. … Flyers assistant coach Mike Yeo made his first return to St. Louis since he was changed by Craig Berube in November 2018. … The Blues are 21-Zero-6 this season when scoring first, the one group within the NHL with out a regulation loss in that state of affairs. … Flyers G Carter Hart (stomach pressure) will miss 2-Three weeks and G Alex Lyon was recalled from Lehigh Valley of the AHL beneath emergency circumstances. … F Joel Farabee has been loaned to Lehigh Valley and F Chris Stewart has been positioned on waivers.


Philadelphia: hosts Montreal on Thursday.

St. Louis: travels to Colorado on Saturday.


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Joe Harris, The Related Press

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