This game was thrown out of any normal rhythm early, as Ryan White threw a late, high hit on Tomas Jurco. This resulted in White getting tossed from the game, and giving the Detroit Red Wings an early five minute power play. The Wings had several shots, but overall it was a strong penalty kill from the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers then had a pretty good power play of their own late in the period, but couldn't put one past Petr Mrazek.
The Flyers then started the second period strongly, with back-to-back good shifts from the Claude Giroux line and the Sean Couturier line. Still failing to score, the Red Wings dominated the rest of the period before finally scoring the first goal of the game on a disputed goal by Niklas Kronwall.
The lead was short lived, as Jakub Voracek made a strong move with the puck to set up Claude Giroux, who whipped it in off the post. With the game tied, the Flyers had a golden opportunity to take the lead with a long 5v3 power play, but again Mrazek kept the Flyers off the board. The teams seemed ready to settle for overtime, until the Flyers appeared to have scored in the waning seconds. After review, the referees waved off the goal, and additional gave the Red Wings a power play that would carry over into overtime.
The 3v3 of overtime was uneventful other than the Wings' power play. Miraculously, the Flyers went on to pull this one out with a shootout victory.