Nine For The Flyers
A gallon of gas was $1.15, DVD's were just invented, and Bill Clinton was the president. This was the world the last time the Philadelphia Flyers had a nine game winning streak, which they have now done for the first time since April of 1995.
Anthony Stolarz got the go-ahead nod in his 2nd career start for the Flyers. With the Flyers elite defenseman out, Michael Del Zotta took over for Shayne Gostisbehere in after getting a small hand injury last night.
The defense for both teams came up big in the first two periods of the game with a 0-0 tie after forty minutes.
Oh, and there was a fight too. At the eight minute mark in the second, Michael Raffle and Xavier Ouellet dropped the gloves, putting some spark into the crowd.
Raffl's hit on Ott, that sparked the fight. pic.twitter.com/WyhwOP5yk4— Broad Street Hockey (@BroadStHockey) December 12, 2016
Just like the first forty minutes, the third was a very defense period too. There were not many shots on goal and the offensive couldn't find the back of the net.
Then, just 24 hours after the hat trick, Schenn scores the OT winner with a terrific pass from Ivan Provorov. Schenn as scored the last four goals for the Flyers.
Also, Anthony Stolarz picked up his first career NHL shutout.
The Flyers look to extend their winning streak to double digits, Wednesday night (10pm EST - 8pm MT) against the Avalanche in Colorado.