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Philadelphia 6, Colorado 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 1, 2020
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Wes McCauley, Corey Syvret
Linesmen: Derek Amell, James Tobias
Attendance: 19745

Kevin Hayes and Joel Farabee scored two goals apiece to lift the host Philadelphia Flyers past the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Saturday.

Matt Niskanen had a goal and an assist, Scott Laughton also scored and Sean Couturier recorded three assists for the Flyers, who improved to 18-4-4 at home. Hayes also had an assist. Flyers goaltender Alex Lyon made 28 saves.

Andre Burakovsky and Nikita Zadorov each had a goal and an assist, while Mikko Rantanen also scored for the Avalanche, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer stopped 22 shots.

The Flyers went ahead 1-0 at 13:45 of the first period when Niskanen's shot deflected off Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard and into the net.

Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon was whistled for a double minor for high sticking Niskanen at 16:54. And with 5.2 seconds left in the period, Hayes tipped in James van Riemsdyk's pass for a 2-0 advantage.

Zadorov brought the Avalanche within 2-1 at 2:01 of the second when he tipped Burakovsky's wrist shot from the point past Lyon.

It didn't take long for the Flyers to extend their lead to two goals at 3-1, as Farabee scored at 3:05, one-timing a cross-ice feed from Couturier.

But the high-flying Colorado offense struck quickly, trimming the deficit to 3-2 thanks to a power-play goal from Rantanen. Off a feed from Nazem Kadri, his shot went over Lyon's shoulder and into the back of the net at 4:16.

Philippe Myers was slashed by Girard on a shot as the second period concluded, and the Flyers were awarded a power play to open the third. The Avalanche killed off the penalty and remained within one goal.

Following a Colorado turnover, Couturier found Farabee for his second goal of the game and a 4-2 lead at 7:32 of the third.

The Avalanche didn't wilt and cut the advantage to 4-3 at 9:09 on a goal by Burakovsky while the referee had his hand up for a delayed penalty.

Hayes added a short-handed goal at 16:33 on a two-on-one, and Laughton sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 44.3 seconds remaining.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Colorado   Philadelphia
Andre Burakovsky 2 Points Kevin Hayes 3
Andre Burakovsky 1 Goals Kevin Hayes 2
Andre Burakovsky 1 Assists Sean Couturier 3
Mikko Rantanen 1 Power Play Goals Kevin Hayes 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Kevin Hayes 1
Philipp Grubauer .815 Save Percentage Alex Lyon .903
Philipp Grubauer 22 Saves Alex Lyon 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 31 3 1-3 4-5 12 31
Philadelphia 28 6 1-5 2-3 8 38
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Flyers have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Buffalo. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .500 after a loss.