St. Louis jumped out to a 3-0 lead midway throught the second period. Chris VandeVelde started the comeback with a shorthanded goal. Wayne Simmonds added two of his own before Evgeny Medvedev scored the eventual winner late in the third period to give the Flyers a 4-3 win over the Blues on Monday night.
Somehow, the Flyers have found themselves close to a playoff spot. Despite a November that saw them win five of 14 games (including a streak of six losses that carried over from the end of October), the team now finds itself four points from a wild card spot.
This month, the Orange and Black have already matched their November win total, and there are still three games left to play -- including tonight's game against St. Louis. With a 14-12-7 record and 35 points, they sit four points behind Florida for the second wild card spot, but have to leapfrog two teams (Tampa Bay and New Jersey, each with 37 points) in the process.
The Philadelphia Flyers (14-12-7) welcome former head coach Ken Hitchcock and the St. Louis Blues (20-10-4) to the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. This is the second of two meetings between the two clubs this season. Game time is 7:00.
The Flyers defeated the Blues in St. Louis on December 10th by a 4-2 score. In that game, the Flyers fell behind 1-0 before jumping to a 3-1 lead after two periods. The Blues scored an early third period goal before Philadelphia iced it with empty netter.
Michael Raffl, Matt Read, Claude Giroux and Ryan White scored for the Flyers while Michal Neuvirth made 35 saves for the win. It was the first win for Philadelphia in St. Louis since 2005.