On a St. Patrick’s day evening in North Carolina, the Flyers picked up a 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Oskar Lindblom scored his first career point, on an assist on a Jake Voracek goal and Alex Lyon had a stellar performance in net as the Flyers came from behind twice to eventually pick up a much needed two points.
The scoring opened at 15:12 of the first period as Jordan Staal got a puck past Lyon to give the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead.
Throughout the first and second frames, Cam Ward repeatedly stymied every scoring chance the Flyers could throw at him and Carolina held onto the 1-0 lead through the second period and into the third. However, the Flyers found their game and stormed back with multiple third period goals.
First, Travis Konecny got the Flyers on the board to tie the game with this 19th goal on the season after tipping in a shot from Travis Sanheim.
Less than two minutes later, Jaccob Slavin restored the lead for the Hurricanes when he beat Alex Lyon.
However, it would take less than two minutes for Jake Voracek to tie the game again as he deked a sprawling Cam Ward while falling to the ice and deposited the puck into the net. The goal came off a feed from Oskar Lindblom who got his first NHL assist and point on the play.
Just over two minutes later, Wayne Simmonds sent Valtteri Filppula in on a breakaway and he beat Ward to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead setting up a finish that, given the Flyers luck with late goals, probably made fans, players and coaches alike all nervous.
Michael Raffl had other plans as he hit the empty net at 18:10 to seal the win for the Flyers.
With the win, the Flyers restored their third place position in the Metropolitan Division, tied with Columbus at 83 points in 72 games for both teams. The Flyers have the ROW tiebreaker with Columbus.
The Flyers return home to face Washington on March 18.