Almost nothing goes according to plan this season for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers seized the initiative in the second period and finally broke their scoreless streak with two goals on special teams from Schenn and Giroux.
Because nothing comes easy however, the Carolina Hurricanes pressed hard in the third period, and the Flyers gave little pushback. After the Flyers dodged a few bullets, the Hurricanes did tie the game and force overtime.
Fortunately Shayne Gostisbehere did what he does best. He blasted one top shelf only seconds into an overtime 4v3 power play, saving the Flyers' blushes for a 3-2 victory.
Every once in a while, the Flyers go and make a trade that reverberates throughout the fanbase, and even has the rest of the NHL on notice. Fan-favorites throughout the years have not been exempt, and have often found themselves jettisoned to a new team.
This especially held true on Jan. 23, 2000. After nine years donning the Winged P, fan-favorite center Rod Brind'Amour and goalie prospect Jean-Marc Pelletier were sent to the Carolina Hurricanes for Keith Primeau, an established, gritty vet.
After seven straight periods, two overtimes, two shutout losses and then some, it was finally over.
Jake Voracek's pass to the slot was tipped into the net by Brayden Schenn. Goalless drought over, just like that.
But it would take overtime for the Flyers to get a second point they had appeared to earn with a strong second period. A third-period rally by the Hurricanes forced the extra session. In overtime, it took just 24 seconds to end things as Shayne Gostisbehere fired a shot past Eddie Lack for the game-winning, power-play goal to give the Flyers a 3-2 overtime win.