After taking a quick 1-0 early on a goal by Scott Hartnell, the Coyotes tied it up with little time remaining in the first period. In the second, the Coyotes took lead 2-1, with the score staying that way heading into the third period. In the third, Mike Knuble did his usual, cleaning up after a long shot, which was taken by Kimmo Timonen. After Knuble's goal tied it at two, Todd Fedoruk scored to have the Coyotes regain the lead. It was a goal that Martin Biron should have never let in.
Thus, it looked like the Flyers were going to get upset at home to a team they should have romped over. However, Biron was pulled with about 1:30 to go and Jeff Carter scored to tie the game up. Mike Richards got called for a cheap penalty with time winding down, but the Flyers held on and we the game went to overtime.
In overtime, shortly after Richards left the penalty box, he received a pass from Carter on a breakaway to win the game in dramatic fashion.
I was down in South Philly tonight for the game and it was pretty awesome. My lifetime record at Flyers games is 6-1 (knock on wood). My thoughts on it were the Flyers should have killed this team, but they have not had success against Western Conference teams this year and any type of win against teams like these is good.
Also, Biron has to know his own skills. Phoenix scored their first goal on the night off of a huge Biron mistake–when he lost control of the puck behind the net. It is clear that his stick skills are limited. Marty, stay in goal and do leave the net vulnerably open like you did a couple of times tonight.
Other than that, good win for the Orange and the Black. Keep this string of good play going fellas.
Here are some of the pictures I took at the game.
I tried to get Mike Richard's game winning goal, but I was not successful. Oh well, GREAT GAME REGARDLESS!!!