Reading Rainbow: Flyers beat Coyotes on Matt Read's last-minute goal

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 17: Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers hugs teammate Matt Read #24 at the end of the game as Read scored the game winning goal against the Phoenix Coyotes ln an NHL hockey game at Wells Fargo Center on November 17, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Flyers won 2-1. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)


Jakub Voracek, Max Talbot and Matt Read had a solid game all night long, and it was only fitting that the trio all played a huge part in lifting the Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes tonight.

Voracek used some gorgeous play along the boards to free the puck and get it to the front of the net, Talbot corralled the rebound off the pad of goalie Mike Smith, and Read quickly buried the tiny dish from Talbot to seal the win for the Flyers. It was, in a word, awesome.

Perhaps the best part of the goal that won the game for the Flyers was that it was partially thanks to a defensive breakdown by Derek Morris, the Coyotes defenseman who earlier today called Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov a bunch of bad things. Karma is a bitch, man.

Bad things: Jaromir Jagr left the game with a lower-body injury, and he isn't traveling to Winnipeg with the team this evening after the game. It doesn't seem serious, but still. Sucks. Also, Zac Rinaldo picked up a 10-minute misconduct in the third period of a tie game for "inciting." Hmmmmm.

Overall, solid win for the Flyers against a team that's very good on the road. In fact, the Coyotes had just one loss away from home on the year before tonight, so good work. They controlled the play for most of the game and were able to pull out the victory. First place in the East again, you guys.

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