WATCH: Flyers Win on Claude Giroux’s Goal With Seconds Left in Overtime
The Flyers are horrible in shootouts. Just terrible. They’re 2-8 in them this season, the most losses in the league and the second-fewest wins. And it looked like last night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets was headed to another shootout.
But then Shayne Gostisbehere and Claude Giroux stepped in. NHL overtimes are 3-on-3, and the Flyers had a 2-on-1 break with about 20 seconds left. But as Giroux attempted to pass it to Gostisbehere, the Jets’ Mark Scheifele tipped the pass into the air. But Gostisbehere dove for it, hit it with his stick, stopped it with his glove, then passed it to a wide open Giroux in front of the net. He scored, and the Wells Fargo Center crowd went wild.
— Dan McQuade (@dhm) March 29, 2016
The win keeps the Flyers in the eighth and final playoff spot. They’re currently tied with the Detroit Red Wings for that spot, but the Flyers have played one fewer game so they have the tiebreaker. (Obviously, this won’t be a tiebreaker at the end of the season.) The Flyers have seven games remaining; the Red Wings have six. The teams meet in Detroit on April 6th.
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