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Furious rally by Flyers forces OT, but Lightning prevails with OT goal
Down 5-1 in the third, the Flyers scored 4 straight goals to force overtime and salvage a point.
The Flyers got goals from James Van Riemsdyk (his first this year), 2 from Travis Konecny, Sean Couturier, and Wayne Simmonds (who swatted in while laying on the ice).
Calvin Pickard was in goal and took the loss stopping 20 shots, as the Lighting went 3 for 4 on the power play.
The Flyers went 3 for 5 on the power play.
Sean Couturier scored his 8th goal, added an assist with 5 shots on goal and 3 hits in the Lightning game
Lightning 6 Flyers 5 (OT)
As of right now, do you see the Flyers making the playoffs?
With what we have, we need to play more physical night after night 30% (6 votes)
A coaching change may be in order 30% (6 votes)
No, the upper tier of teams seem to have more talent 15% (3 votes)
I see us squeaking in at the 8th or 7th spot 15% (3 votes)
If JVR comes back, and we can stay healthy throughout the season 10% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 20
Coaches have a shelf life, and it may be time for a veteran. The Flyers play better when they are physical.
Travis Konecny's two goals in the third period helped force overtime. He had 8 shots on goal and 2 blocked shots against the Lightning
Radko Gudas had 5 hits, 3 shots on goal and 3 blocks in nearly 19 minutes of ice time against the Lightning.