Video: Simmonds’ shootout winner lifts the Flyers over the Coyotes
Wayne Simmonds had the lone shootout goal as the Flyers battled back for a 4-3 win over the Coyotes Tuesday night.
Philly has now won two straight shootout contests after starting the season 0-5.
Arizona opened a 2-0 lead scoring two goals on their first four shots chasing Flyers’ starter Ray Emery.
Connor Murphy and Martin Erat scored in a 2:17 span of the first period forcing Craig Berube to make a goaltending change.
Steve Mason made 22 saves in relief of Emery to improve to 9-12-6 on the season.
Simonds got the Flyers on the board near the midway mark of the first period and R.J. Umberger tied it 2-2 in the second.
Michael Del Zotto scored his fourth of the season at 18:59 of the middle frame briefly giving Philly a 3-2 lead.
However, 23 seconds later, Tobias Rieder tied it 3-3.
Coyotes captain Shane Doan had to assists in the loss.
Mike Smith made 39 saves.
Arizona doubled up Philadelphia 4-2 on Dec. 29 in the only other meeting between the two clubs this season.