The Buzzer: Brodie leads Flames to OT win; sizzling Flyers win seventh straight
1) Ivan Provorov, Philadelphia Flyers
Wins on the road have been tough to come by for the Flyers this season, but they earned two points in a 5-2 victory against the division-leading Washington Capitals Wednesday. Provorov had a goal and an assist as the surging Flyers picked up their seventh straight win and moved to within one point of the Capitals for the Metro Division lead. Provorov and the rest of the Flyers defensive group have recorded an NHL-best 43 goals this season. The 23-year-old blueliner scored 6:36 into the final period to give the Flyers a 4-2 lead and wrap up the critical inter-division victory.
2) Rickard Rakell, Anaheim Ducks
Rakell needed every second of overtime to lead the Ducks to a 4-3 victory against the Colorado Avalanche. The Swedish forward fired a wrist shot from the top of the right circle and notched his first goal since January 31 with 1.2 seconds remaining in OT. Rakell also assisted on Brendan Guhle’s marker which gave Anaheim a 2-1 lead at 13:40 of the opening period.
3) TJ Brodie, Calgary Flames
With less than 11 seconds remaining in overtime, Brodie fired a wrist shot from the slot to propel the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Sean Monahan couldn’t finish a feed from Johnny Gaudreau prior to the game-winning goal, but never gave up on the play. He collected the rebound, skated around the net and found an open Brodie in between the circles. The Flames erased a two-goal third-period deficit with goals from Elias Lindholm and Matthew Tkachuk to force the extra session. Calgary sits in third place in the Pacific and trails the Vegas Golden Knights by five points for first place in the division.
Highlights of the Night
Derek Grant masterfully kicked a puck over to Kevin Hayes to help the Flyers take a one-goal lead in the second period.
Nick Foligno delivered a perfect saucer pass to Gustav Nyquist when the Blue Jackets opened up a two-goal lead on the Flames.
Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog feathered a wrist shot from the right circle to even the score at 2-2 late in the first period.
Blooper of the night
Coyotes forward Carl Soderberg ends up with credit for this fluky power-play goal.
Push for the Playoffs
James van Riemsdyk blocked a shot and will be sidelined for the foreseeable future with a broken right hand.
Stat of the Night
The @NHLFlames’ rally marked the 43rd instance in 2019-20 of a team overcoming a multi-goal third-period deficit to win a game.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 5, 2020
That’s six shy of the most through an entire regular season in NHL history – with over 200 games still remaining in 2019-20. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/DuGnRn38ko
Philadelphia Flyers 5, Washington Capitals 2
Calgary Flames 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (OT)
Anaheim Ducks 4, Colorado Avalanche 3 (OT)
Arizona Coyotes 4, Vancouver Canucks 2
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