Flyers storm back from 3-goal deficit and stun Bruins, 6-5, on Travis Konecny's shootout goal

Sam Carchidi, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

Published in Hockey

PHILADELPHIA -- Bad coverage. Poor defensive gaps. Another awful first period.

That pretty much describes how the Flyers played for the first half of Monday's wildly entertaining game at the reverberating Wells Fargo Center.

At the time, little did anyone believe they could overcome a 5-2 deficit against the mighty Boston Bruins.

But they regrouped, scored three unanswered goals to force a 5-5 tie, and won it in a tense, electric shootout, 6-5.

Travis Konecny scored the lone goal in the four-round shootout, which ended when Boston's Brad Marchand overskated the puck after gently touching it but leaving it at center ice.

The comeback for the ages pushed the Flyers back into a wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.


Ivan Provorov, on his 23rd birthday, was robbed by Jaroslav Halak with one second left in overtime, setting up the shootout and Konecny's dramatics.

Defenseman Travis Sanheim scored his second goal of the night, depositing a rebound with 7:02 left in regulation and knotting the score at 5-all.

Boston got two goals from David Krejci and had its three-game winning streak snapped. The Bruins have points in 13 of their last 14 games.

"If we're not ready to play, they're going to take it to us," Flyers captain Claude Giroux said after Monday's morning skate.


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