Philadelphia Flyers Top the St Louis Blues in Overtime

When the Philadelphia Flyers took on the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night on the road at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri, they would be tested big time.

With the game tied at three heading into overtime, Ivan Provorov passed the puck to Jakub Voracek and Voracek skated pass a couple of defenders and scored the game-winning overtime goal with 1:27 remaining and Philadelphia took down St. Louis by a score of 4-3.

Sean Couturier also assisted on Voracek’s overtime goal.

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The only reason why this game went to overtime was because the Blues were down 3-1 in the third period and scored twice.

Ryan O’Reilly cut the lead to 3-2 with 9:25 remaining in regulation. Brayden Schenn and David Perron each had an assist on O’Reilly’s goal.

Alexander Steen tied the game at three with 7:21 remaining in regulation. Robert Thomas and Jaden Schwartz with the assists on Steen’s goal.

Justin Faulk scored the first goal of the game for St. Louis with 5:36 remaining in the first period. Alexander Steen and Robert Thomas each had an assist on Faulk’s goal.

The Flyers scored two goals in the second period. The first one was scored by Tyler Pitlick with 7:17 remaining in the second period. His goal had assists from Scott Laughton and Matt Niskanen.

The second goal of the second period was scored by Michael Raffl with 4:17 remaining in the second period. His goal was assisted by Robert Hagg and Sean Couturier.

With just 26 seconds into the third period, Travis Konecny scored a power-play goal for Philadelphia. His goal was assisted by James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux.

Brian Elliott recorded 30 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers. He will probably see a lot of starts with over the next couple of weeks because Carter Hart is out for the next two to three weeks with a lower abdominal injury.

Alex Lyon will serve as the backup for Philadelphia for the time being.

Jordan Binnington recorded 21 saves for the St. Louis Blues. He continues to be solid in net for this hockey team so far this season.

The Flyers killed off a huge 5-on-3 power play early in the third period.

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St. Louis (30-10-8 record with 68 points so far this season) is by far the best team in the Western Conference Standings. They are up 10 points on the Dallas Stars (27-15-4 record with 58 points so far this season), 12 points on the Colorado Avalanche, and 14 points on the Winnipeg Jets (25-18-4 record with 54 points so far this season) in the Central Division.

The Arizona Coyotes (26-18-5 record with 57 points so far this season) currently lead the Pacific Division right now.

As for the Philadelphia Flyers (25-16-6 record with 56 points so far this season), are currently in the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia is two points up on the Columbus Blue Jackets (23-16-8 record with 54 points so far this season) and they also have the same amount of points as the Carolina Hurricanes (27-17-2 record with 56 points so far this season),

The Flyers trail the Washington Capitals (31-11-5 record with 67 points so far this season) for first place in the Metropolitan Division. Those two teams would play each other in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs if the season ended today.

Philadelphia trails the New York Islanders (28-13-4 record with 60 points so far this season) by four points for third place in the Metropolitan Division and they trail the Pittsburgh Penguins (29-12-5 record with 63 points so far this season) by seven points for second place in the Metropolitan Division.

The Philadelphia Flyers and the St. Louis Blues will play each other one more time this season on Tuesday, March 17 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia’s next game will be on Thursday night at home against the Montreal Canadiens (20-21-7 record with 47 points so far this season.

St. Louis’s next game will be on the road on Saturday afternoon against the Colorado Avalanche (25-15-6 record with 56 points so far this season).

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