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Philadelphia 4, San Jose 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Tom Chmielewski, Eric Furlatt
Linesmen: Brian Mach, Kory Nagy
Attendance: 18290

Kevin Hayes had two goals and an assist to lift the host Philadelphia Flyers past the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Tuesday.

Travis Konecny added one goal and two assists while Nicolas Aube-Kubel contributed one goal for the Flyers, who won their fourth game in a row.

Scott Laughton recorded two assists to help Philadelphia improve to 22-5-4 at home.

The Flyers are now 17-0-1 this season when Hayes scores a goal.

Philadelphia goaltender Carter Hart made 26 saves.

Joel Kellman and Noah Gregor each scored a goal for the struggling Sharks, who have dropped five straight. San Jose goaltender Aaron Dell stopped 23 shots.

The Flyers jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead at 1:32 of the first period when Aube-Kubel scored on the power play.

From there, the Sharks became ultra aggressive and tied the game at 1 when Kellman scored at 6:30.

Philadelphia nearly went ahead by one goal with 54 seconds remaining in the first as Laughton fired the puck directly off the post.

Hayes gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead at 3:51 of the second. The Sharks challenged the goal, contending that the Flyers were offsides, but the challenge was denied and the goal was confirmed.

The Flyers took a 3-1 advantage at 9:41 when Konecny received a pass from Hayes and sent it through Dell's pads.

San Jose had a solid scoring opportunity at 11:32 of the middle period when Marcus Sorensen ripped a wrist shot from point-blank range. However, Hart turned the shot away and maintained the two-goal lead.

Hayes scored his second goal of the game with a nifty backhand as the puck became loose in front at 3:43 of the third period. Hayes now has 21 goals this season.

The Sharks had trouble creating chances in the third and finally got a good opportunity when Timo Meier took a wrist shot at 7:16. Though the shot was saved by Hart, Gregor soon cut the lead to 4-2 at 8:18.

Dell was pulled for an extra skater in the final 2:01, but the Sharks were unable to score.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
San Jose   Philadelphia
Noah Gregor 1 Points Kevin Hayes 3
Noah Gregor 1 Goals Kevin Hayes 2
Tim Heed 1 Assists Travis Konecny 2
N/A Power Play Goals Nicolas Aube-Kubel 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Aaron Dell .852 Save Percentage Carter Hart .929
Aaron Dell 23 Saves Carter Hart 26
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 28 2 0-2 1-2 6 16
Philadelphia 27 4 1-2 2-2 6 29
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against NY Rangers. The Flyers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Sharks have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .324 after a loss.