Gostisbehere and Giroux score in regulation, Flyers earn a point in 3-2 shootout loss to Kings

Updated: November 18, 2015 at 2:18 am by Brady Trettenero

Shayne Gostsibehere and Claude Giroux scored in regulation, but the Philadelphia Flyers couldn’t solve Jonathan Quick in the shootout, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

Sam Gagner, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek were all robbed by Quick in the skills competition, while Anze Kopitar beat goaltender Steve Mason with a perfect shot for the lone goal.

Voracek collected two assists for the Flyers, who went up 2-1 midway through the third period on a Giroux goal, only to see Milan Lucic score in the final minute of regulation to force overtime.

Jamie McBain also scored for the Kings, who outshot the Flyers 40-38 on the night.

Steve Mason stopped 38 of 40 shots, while Giroux had two points.

Giroux gave the Flyers the lead 11:11 into the final period, converting on a beautiful pass from Jakub Voracek in the high slot.

Shayne Gostisbehere opened the scoring with his first NHL goal just 3:41 into the first period.

With Drew Doughty in the penalty box for tripping, the Flyers power play went to work. Just 22 seconds into the power play, the puck was in the back of the net. Voracek sent a beautiful cross-ice pass to Giroux, who fed Gostisbehere at the point. Ghost walked in and one-timed a bullet past the blocker of Quick, giving the Flyers an early 1-0 lead.

Jamie McBain evened the scoring for the King on a late-period power-play, blasting a point shot past a screened Mason.

The Flyers outshot the Kings 14-11 in the first period and entered the second period in a 1-1 deadlock.

The Flyers appeared to grab the lead at the midway point of the second period. Brayden Schenn thought he had given the Flyers a 2-1 lead, but the goal went under review. It was determined there was a distinct kicking motion from Schenn, so the goal was waved off, leaving the game in a 1-1 tie.

After Giroux scored midway through the third period, Lucic tied the game in the final minute, banging in a loose puck in the crease.

A frantic 3-on-3 solved nothing, so the Flyers headed to the shootout for the second time this season. Anze Kopitar was the long player from either team to score, giving the Kings their third straight win.

With the loss, the Flyers fall to 6-8-4 on the season.

Simon Gagne was honored before the game with a retirement ceremony celebrating his NHL career. The 2012 Stanley Cup Champion finished his career with 601 points in 822 NHL games.

Key Stats/ Takeaways

  • After being designated a healthy scratch last game, Brayden Schenn returned tonight and was slotted in on the top line. Schenn fired a game-high eight shots on goal in 20:11 of ice time
  • Radko Gudas was credited with nine hits on the night. Another busy evening in the physicality department for the Czech blueliner
  • Giroux had a dominant game, collecting two points, going 85.71 % on faceoffs and logging 22:47 of ice time. He now has six points in his last five games
  • Jakub Voracek had arguably his best game of the season, collecting two helpers. After a slow start, he’s now put up back-to-back multi-point games
  • Gostisbehere logged 19:40 of ice time in the loss and was named third star of the game. He’s opened up the season with a point in each of his first two games
  • Steve Mason is back to being Steve Mason. He stopped 38 of 40 shots, including 14 of 15 in a frantic third period that saw the Kings really come on

The Highlight Reel

(The best Flyers GIFS from the game)

That’s not very nice Dustin

Gostisbehere scores his first NHL goal



Schenn scores, ruled no goal

Dave Hakstol thinking about how that goal was waived off


Brotherly love

Claude Giroux scores his team-leading sixth goal


Giroux comes close in OT

We can respect this shot from Kopitar


(The best tweets sent out during the game)

Captain Claude ready to go

These two guys


Simon Gagne night

Shayne Gostisbehere puts the Flyers up 1-0!

Brayden Schenn disallowed goal

City of brotherly love

Giroux scores!

This OT is lit

Shootout loss

Capture This

(The best photos from the game)

Simon Gagne night


Ceremonial puck drop




Stolarz getting a taste of the NHL


Ghost scores his first NHL goal!


(Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

(Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

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