PHILADELPHIA -- It wasn't the most conventional goal one can score, nor was it the prettiest.
Yet ultimately, Michael Raffl's tip-in goal at 16:47 of the first period helped lift the Flyers (14-12-6) on Thursday to a 2-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Fired by Evgeny Medvedev from the blue line, the puck was tipped up over Jakob Markstrom, hit the crossbar, and rapidly popped in and out of the net.
Considering how fast play was moving, it had the appearance of glancing off the crossbar. Play was not blown dead until seconds later. Video review confirmed the puck crossed the goal line, and the goal stood.