ANAHEIM, Calif. — Kevin Hayes scored at Three:53 of additional time and Brian Elliott made 27 saves within the Philadelphia Flyers’ fifth victor in six video games, 2-1 over the Anaheim Geese on Sunday night time.
Sean Couturier scored within the first interval and Jakub Voracek had two assists for the Flyers within the second cease of their six-game West Coast journey. Elliott received it with a breakaway objective after Voracek made an distinctive cross from deep in Philadelphia’s finish, threading it between all three Geese on the ice.
After Erik Gudbranson scored for Anaheim within the opening minute, Elliott shut out the Geese the remainder of the best way. The veteran goalie got here into Honda Heart with a dismal Three-Eight-Three report in opposition to the Geese together with an .800 save share, his worst in opposition to any opponent.
John Gibson stopped 33 pictures for the Geese, who earned factors in consecutive video games for the primary time since Nov. 27. Two days after getting back from the vacation break with a stable Four-Three win over Vegas, the Geese did not win their first back-to-back video games since Nov. 1 regardless of an impressive efficiency by Gibson.
Anaheim Geese goaltender John Gibson (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports activities)
Philadelphia returned from the vacation break with a perplexing 6-1 loss at struggling San Jose on Saturday, snapping a four-game successful streak. Simply 22 hours after the puck dropped on the Shark Tank, the Flyers started a gritty sport in Orange County in opposition to the Geese, who misplaced Four-1 in Philadelphia on Dec. 17.
Gudbranson put the Geese forward simply 35 seconds in with a protracted shot that knuckled beneath Elliott’s proper arm earlier than going off the put up and in. The defenceman bought his third objective in 28 video games since becoming a member of Anaheim in a commerce with Pittsburgh in late October, practically matching his career-high of 4 objectives set in 76 video games with Florida within the 2014-15 season.
Couturier evened it halfway by the opening interval when he jumped on the pad rebound of Voracek’s shot and slapped it beneath Gibson for his 10th objective. The purpose was Couturier’s 16th in 14 profession video games in opposition to Anaheim, however he has simply 10 objectives close to the halfway level of this season after scoring 64 within the earlier two campaigns.
Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)
Gibson and Elliott dueled from there, with Pennsylvania native Gibson making extra robust saves.
The Geese additionally did not capitalize on a two-man benefit for 70 seconds early within the third interval.
Geese F Rickard Rakell, who scored Anaheim’s solely objective in Philadelphia earlier this month, missed his third straight sport with an upper-body damage. He resumed skating Friday after getting damage earlier than the Christmas break. … Earlier than the sport, Philadelphia despatched rookie C Morgan Frost again to Lehigh Valley of the AHL and activated Michael Raffl from long-term injured reserve. Raffl had been out since early December with a damaged finger. Frost, the Flyers’ first-round decide from 2017, had two objectives and 5 assists in 18 up-and-down video games after making his NHL debut Nov. 19. … Flyers C Scott Laughton missed his seventh straight sport with a groin damage, however is near returning. … Philadelphia F David Kase, the 22-year-old youthful brother of Anaheim F Ondrej Kase, was despatched again to the AHL final week. David Kase scored his first profession NHL objective in opposition to his brother’s Geese earlier this month.
Flyers: At Los Angeles on Tuesday night time.
Geese: At Vegas on Tuesday night time.
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