Flyers Flame out in 5-4 OT Loss to Calgary

After several solid starts in a row, Brian Elliott had an off night stopping only 26 of 31 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames.

The Flyers and Flames started up quickly for the Flyers as Brandon Manning potted his third goal of the season just 92 seconds into the game. His initial shot banged the goal post, before bouncing off Flames goalie Mike Smith and into the net.

After a defensive miscue by Robert Hagg, Johnny Gaudreau tied the game on a breakaway with a clean wrist shot past Elliott.

Things would get chippy later in the first, despite the Flames Matthew Tkachuk sitting for a suspension from an incident against Detroit and Radko Gudas sitting in anticipation of his hearing on Sunday November 19 for a slash to the head of the Jets Mathieu Perrault.

Calgary’s Kris Versteeg was sitting for unsportsmanlike conduct after jousting with Taylor Leier of the Flyers, on the ensuing man advantage, Sean Couturier buried a rebound of an initial Shayne Gostisbehere shot to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead.

Just over two minutes later, an Ivan Provorov shot sneaked past Smith and the Flyers would take a 3-1 lead into the intermission.

The second period was the reverse of the first. While Nolan Patrick would score his second goal of the season, it was mixed amid a Sean Monahan hat trick as the Flames roared back to tie the game. Shayne Gostisbehere also had a rough period as he took a penalty from the bench for verbally assailing the officials. Then, Monahan completed the hat trick while Gostisbehere sat for elbowing.

Despite the nature of the first two periods, the third period had no scoring. The goal posts bailed out Elliott a pair of times, while some lucky bounces kept the puck from going behind Mike Smith. And despite a late powerplay, the Flyers could not eke out the second point.

In overtime, Michael Frolik would win the game for Calgary.

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