DETROIT — Travis Konecny’s second consecutive overtime goal, 27 seconds into the extra period, gave the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night at Little Caesars Arena.
It was the Flyers' eighth win in their last nine games. Jakub Voracek had a goal and an assist while Sean Couturier had two assists.
Konecny also scored 27 seconds into overtime Sunday for a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.
Tuesday, Konecny got the puck away from Detroit’s Dylan Larkin at the Detroit blue line, went in and beat goalie Petr Mrazek on the short side from the right circle. The play was reviewed for offsides, but it was ruled that when the puck came out of the zone along the boards, Konecny got his skate on the blue line before he touched the puck when it came back in.
The fourth straight win gives the Flyers (24-16-8) 56 points, matching the New Jersey Devils for second place in the jam-packed Metropolitan Division.
Meanwhile, the Red Wings (19-20-8) have lost five of their last seven games.
Now, let's get into some observations:
• Andrew MacDonald made a big defensive play seconds after Frans Nielsen had tied the game, 2-2, with 9:16 left in regulation. Tyler Bertuzzi was looking at a wide-open net from the bottom of the left circle, but MacDonald got his stick on the shot and deflected it over the cage.
• The Flyers' big guns were held at bay by the Red Wings until late in the second period when Larkin took a tripping penalty with 49 seconds left and the scored tied at 1-1. It only took the Flyers 26 seconds to convert as Voracek gathered in a rebound in the right circle, moved across the slot and put a shot past a sprawling Mrazek for a 2-1 lead on his ninth goal. The rebound was off a shot by Couturier — who also assisted on Konecny’s winner — and Claude Giroux got the secondary assist.
• The Flyers could have led by more after two periods. Brandon Manning hit the goal post on a shot from the right point 6:15 into the middle period and the Flyers dominated the period, outshooting Detroit, 18-7.
• A big save by Brian Elliott came early in the second period (1:23), just 13 seconds after MacDonald had scored to tie the contest at 1-1. Elliott made a spectacular glove save on Henrik Zetterberg’s one-time backhand shot from point-blank range. Elliott also stopped Bertuzzi point blank with about a minute to go in the second period and foiled Larkin on a breakaway 8:48 into the third period. He finished with 19 saves to pick up his 19th win.
• Nothing much happened in the first 10 minutes. The game’s first shot didn’t come until the 5:01 mark of the first period when Shayne Gostisbehere managed to get off a harmless shot from the left point that Mrazek easily caught and held the puck for a faceoff. The only decent scoring chances in the first half of the first were by the Red Wings. Radko Gudas made an outstanding defensive play to knock the puck off of the stick of Bertuzzi as he was about to get off a shot from the bottom of the right circle, and Larkin shot the puck through the crease behind Elliott from the side of the net.
• The Flyers got a bad break when Detroit took a 1-0 lead with 9:18 remaining in the opening period. Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson’s shot from the left point deflected off of Manning’s leg in front of Elliott and into the net.
• Mrazek knocked away Michael Raffl's shot on a short breakaway in the final 10 seconds of the first period. Other than that, neither team got much of a look at the opponent’s net as the Flyers outshot the Red Wings, 5-4, in the opening period. Raffl later exited the game with a lower-body injury and did not return. He will be reevaluated Wednesday.
• The Flyers come back home to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday (7 p.m./NBCSP), their final game before the All-Star break this weekend.