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Philadelphia 6, Detroit 5
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 16, 2019
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Gord Dwyer, Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Libor Suchanek
Attendance: 19342

Travis Konecny scored his second goal of the game 1:27 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers pulled out a 6-5 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings after giving away a four-goal, third-period lead on Saturday.

Nolan Patrick had a goal and two assists for Philadelphia, which led 5-1 early in the third. Shayne Gostisbehere, Scott Laughton and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers.

Anthony Mantha scored twice for Detroit, including the tying goal in the closing seconds of regulation. Gustav Nyquist, Tyler Bertuzzi and Thomas Vanek had the other goals for the Red Wings.

Mantha tied the game with seven seconds remaining when he redirected a Mike Green pass over goaltender Carter Hart's left shoulder.

Konecny saved the Flyers from total embarrassment when he collected his own rebound, circled the net and beat goaltender Jonathan Bernier for the OT winner.

The first period ended in a 1-1 tie.

Gostisbehere scored his sixth goal on a shot from the left circle that beat Jimmy Howard through the five-hole at the 4:34 mark.

Nyquist scored his 15th goal at 14:07 when he redirected a Bertuzzi shot.

Konecny scored on a power play with a shot from the right point than beat a screened Howard at 2:59 of the second period to put the Flyers back head.

Laughton made it 3-1 at the 4:02 mark. During a Detroit line change, the Flyers wound up with a 4-on-2 break. Patrick fed Laughton for a one-timer, giving him eight goals this season.

Voracek scored in the first minute of the third period when he banged in a rebound off an Oskar Lindblom shot.

Less than a minute later, Patrick knocked in his own rebound past Howard, who was then pulled in favor of Bernier. Andrew MacDonald and Wayne Simmonds also collected assists, giving Philadelphia a 5-1 lead.

Detroit then mounted its comeback. Bertuzzi scored his 14th goal of the season at the 2:39 mark off a Dylan Larkin feed. Vanek tallied less than a minute later, skating in along the left side and firing a wrist shot past Hart.

When Mantha deflected in a Danny DeKeyser shot at the 8:36 mark, the Wings were down just one goal.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Detroit   Philadelphia
Anthony Mantha 2 Points Nolan Patrick 3
Anthony Mantha 2 Goals Travis Konecny 2
Mike Green 2 Assists Nolan Patrick 2
N/A Power Play Goals Travis Konecny 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Bernier .875 Save Percentage Carter Hart .868
Jimmy Howard 19 Saves Carter Hart 33
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 38 5 0-1 1-2 6 32
Philadelphia 32 6 1-2 1-1 4 36
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Flyers have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .452 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .458 after a win and .343 after a loss.