Claude Giroux scores in OT, Flyers rally to beat Bruins 5-4

Updated: October 21, 2015 at 11:59 pm by Brady Trettenero

Captain Clutch.

Claude Giroux scored his second goal of the game 2:09 into overtime, helping the Philadelphia Flyers rally from a 4-2 deficit to defeat the Boston Bruins 5-4 at the TD Garden on Wednesday evening.

The Flyers entered the third period trailing Boston 4-2, but goals from Giroux and Wayne Simmonds forced overtime, where the captain would wire a laser past goaltender Tuukka Rask on the power play.

Giroux took a pass from Mark Streit at the point before absolutely firing a slapshot past Rask, helping the Flyers snap a six-game losing streak to Boston dating back to April 23, 2013.

Sam Gagner and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for the Flyers in the win, while Streit finished with three assists and Jakub Voracek picked up two helpers.

Michal Neuvirth started the game for the Flyers, but did not return to start the second period after taking an apparent slash to the head after Boston’s second goal.

Steve Mason made 16 saves on 18 shots in relief, earning his first win of the year.

Brett Connolly, Patrice Bergeron, Jimmy Hayes and Chris Kelly all scored for Boston, who got 32 saves from goaltender Rask.

Former Flyer Zac Rinaldo was ejected from the the game at the end of the first period after being assessed a five-minute major penalty for charging and a game misconduct for his high hit on Sean Couturier along the boards in the Philadelphia zone.

Couturier left the game and did not return.

The Flyers, who outshot Boston 37-30 on the night, advance to 3-2-1 on the season.

Key Stats/ Takeaways

  • Claude Giroux had a monster night. He scored twice, fired five shots on goal and dished out four hits in 19:08 of ice time. He also was tagged for 6 PIM
  • Michael Raffl didn’t get on the scoresheet, but he fired four shots no goal and dished out a whopping seven hits. He was very engaged in this one
  •  Couturier and Neurvirth have upper body injuries. That is all that is known at this time
  • Simmonds and Bellemare both got their first goals of the season in this one. The Simmonds tally really sparked the comeback for Philly
  • The Flyers are the sixth team to trail by two or more goals this season and come back to win
  • Giroux scored his sixth OT goal since the start of the 2011-12 season. That is tied with Steven Stamkos for most in NHL during that span
  • Michael Del Zotto continues to be an absolute workhorse on Flyers blueline. He led team again with 24:19 of ice time and used his speed to draw a penalty in OT. The Flyers would convert on ensuing power play

The Highlight Reel

(The best Flyers GIFs from the game)

Hockey Fights Cancer puck drop


Bellemare gets his first goal of the season


And the celebration


Sam Gagner with the snipe


Rinaldo hits Couturier


Steve Mason makes a ridiculous save

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Wayne Simmonds sniping

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Wayne Train is pumped on the bench

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Claude Giroux scores the OT winner

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The Flyers bench reacts


That’s one lucky fan



(The best tweets sent out during the game)


Sam Gagner scores again

Rinaldo with a questionable hit

Rinaldo taking out former teammate


…And we’re losing

Claude Giroux gets the Flyers within one

Wayne Simmonds ties the game

Can G get another?

Claude Giroux wins it in OT for Flyers

Capture This

(The best photos from the game)

Hockey Fights Cancer puck drop

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flyers celebrate a goal


(Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Simmonds Battling


Giroux on the board

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

That’s a win

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Next Up: Flyers vs. Rangers, Saturday October 24, 7:00, Wells Fargo Center

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