Gostisbehere helps tie it late, Voracek scores in OT to send Flyers past Hurricanes

Updated: November 15, 2015 at 1:02 am by Brady Trettenero

It took 17 games, but Jakub Voracek has finally scored. And boy, was it a big one.

The Czech winger redirected a perfect pass in the slot from defenseman Michael Del Zotto 37 seconds into overtime, propelling the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 comeback win over the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday evening at the PNC Arena.

The Flyers entered the third period trailing the Hurricanes 2-1, but a fantastic play late in the period from recent call up Shayne Gostisbehere knotted the game at two and forced overtime.

With Philadelphia trailing Carolina 2-1 and under five minutes remaining in regulation, the visitors went to work in the offensive zone.

Brandon Manning sent a cross-ice pass along the blueline to his partner Gostisbehere, who dangled around a  Hurricanes forward before firing a shot on goal.

Wayne Simmonds redirected the shot past Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward to tie the game 2-2 and help force overtime.

Luke Schenn also scored for the Flyers, who got a 19-save performance from goaltender Steve mason.

With the win, the Flyers advance to 6-8-3 on the season.

Elias Lindholm and Victor Rask scored for Carolina, who got two assists from Eric Staal.

The Flyers failed to generate any offense in the opening period, getting outshot 9-3. Lindholm put Carolina up 1-0 14:15 into the frame.

Lindholm banged in a rebound after a mad scramble in front of goaltender Mason. The play was made possible after a Flyers turnover that led to a 2-on-1 rush for the Hurricanes in the opposing direction.

Victor Rask put Carolina up 2-0 early in the second period on a power play, burying a pass from Eric Staal during another scramble around the Flyers crease.

Luke Schenn got the Flyers on the board with his second goal of the season 12:02 into the second period. Michael Raffl drove the puck to the net, but he was turned away by Ward. The rebound squirted out to the high circle, where Luke Schenn would jump on the loose puck and fire it on net. The shot beat a screened Ward to cut the Flyers deficit to one.

The Flyers were outshot 18-7 through two periods, but entered the final period trailing the Hurricanes 2-1.

Key Stats/ Takeaways

  • Gostisbehere, along with Taylor Leir, were recalled from the Leigh Valley Phantoms earlier in the day due to injuries to Mark Streit and R.J. Umberberger. Gostsisbehere fired two shots on goal and logged 17:21 in his season debut with the Flyers.
  • The Flyers were outshot 18-7 through two periods. Spanning the first and second period, the Flyers were held without a shot for 27:59. The finished with 19 shots, while Carolina had 21
  • Radko Gudas was a wrecking ball in the win, recording a game-high nine hits in 23:26 of ice time
  • Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was activated off the injured reserve prior to the game. He had missed the past seven games because of a lower-body injury. Bellemare logged 12:03 of ice time and had two shots in the win
  • With an assist tonight, Claude Giroux now has 17 assists and 23 points in 25 career games against Carolina
  • Michael Del Zotto’s beautiful assist in overtime was his first point in 12 games. He now has two assists on the year
  • Taylor Leier made his NHL debut, firing a shot on goal in a limited 7:27 of ice time
  • The Flyers announced today that defenseman Mark Streit will undergo surgery Tuesday morning to repair a pubic plate detachment. The surgery will be performed by Dr. William Meyers. He is expected to be out at six weeks. Prior to this injury he had missed one game in three seasons with the Flyers
  • Vincent Lecavalier, Evgeny Medvedev and Brayden Schenn were all scratched for the Flyers. Schenn has five goals and seven points in 15 games this season, while Lecavalier has one assist in seven games

The Highlight Reel

(The best Flyers GIFS from the game)

Bellemare singing along to the French national anthem

Giroux tries to play goalie

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Watching this game like

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Luke Schenn scores!

What a play from Gostisbehere, this game is tied

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Voracek scores in OT!

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Giroux hugging Voracek will warm your heart

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#PlayBoldly

(The best tweets sent out during the game)

#PrayersForParis

Let’s go

RELEASE THE GHOST

Flyers with a rough opening period

Not ideal

Luke Schenn on the board!

Flyers tie it!

Jakub Voracek scores his first, Flyers win in OT!

Solid thought process

He’s part of the team now

You bet

Capture This

(The best photos from the game)

Giroux battling

(Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

(Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

Luke Schenn gets Flyers on the board

Luke Schenn

Simmonds and Ghost celebrating

(Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

(Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

NEXT UP: Kings at Flyers, Tuesday November 17, 7:00 PM

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