Hurricanes 6 Flyers 5
If you were at the game, you may have been feeling the Flyers were going thru the motions and it was basically an exhibition game.
The Flyers got down 3-1 in the first on rookie, Phantoms goalie Cal Heeter. Then, to start the 2nd period, Eric Staal deked a couple of pilons and scored to make it 4-1. Ho-Hum, what are the Phillies doing?
Well the Flyers didn't let it happen and they rallied, keeping Heeter in the game. Goals by Timonen, Simmonds and Couturier 3 and half minutes apart sent the game tied into the third period. Jeff Skinner scored to givethe 'Canes the lead, but then Simmonds pounced on a point shot rebound with 9.5 seconds to go to send the game into overtime.
First shooter Eric Staal tallied the only goal for the Hurricanes win.
Verteran d-man Gill worked 21+ minutes and finished +1 with a hit and 4 blocked shots. Simmonds 2 goals finished him as the season leader. Scott Hartnell got a 5 minutes major for spearing that may lead to a playoff game or games suspension. It was pretty light duty.