The Philadelphia Flyers were back in action against the Boston Bruins and it was certainly a thriller at the Wells Fargo Center. Boston got out to an early 2-0 lead and were completely dominating, but Kevin Hayes would get the Flyers on the board to keep things close.
The Bruins responded with a David Pastrnak goal and Travis Sanheim answered that with one of his own. Halfway through the second period, the Bruins would add to their lead and make it 5-2. Things looked dreary, but the Flyers would not quit.
Sean Couturier began the comeback as his fumbled puck went through Halak’s five-hole. Mark Friedman fired a puck through the defense and it found its way to the back of the net off Connor Bunnaman’s leg, giving him his first NHL goal and put the Flyers within a goal heading into the third period.
Halfway through the third period, Travis Sanheim would find the back of the net for the second time in the evening, tying the game and completing the comeback. The game would head to overtime and eventually a shootout.
It came down to the fifth round of the shootout. Travis Konecny skated in and found the back of the net. All eyes were on Brad Marchand for a chance to win the game. Marchand over-skated the puck and moved it just a few inches, forcing a no-goal and giving the Flyers an epic win.
The shootout win would give the Flyers their first four-game winning streak against the Bruins in regular season history.
They return to action on Wednesday in St. Louis.