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Jan 15, 2024 10:57 pm

Flyers edge Blues to extend win streak to 4

Owen Tippett scored the game-winning goal with 5:33 left to lift the visiting Philadelphia Flyers past the St. Louis Blues 4-2 Monday.

Scott Laughton, Ryan Poehling and Joel Farabee also scored and Corey Hart made 28 saves for the Flyers, who won their fourth straight game.

Oskar Sundqvist and Brandon Saad scored for the Blues and Joel Hofer made 38 saves. Blues captain Brayden Schenn, playing in his 900th NHL game, earned two assists.

After shutting out the Winnipeg Jets Saturday, the tight-checking Flyers held the Blues scoreless for the first 38:19 of this game.

They controlled much of the play during the scoreless first period while outshooting the Blues 13-9 and killing off two power plays.

The best scoring chance for each team in the period came when Hart denied Jordan Kyrou from point-blank range at one end and Hofer denied Tippett’s breakaway at the other end.

Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead 1:03 into the second period. Laughton converted the long weakside rebound off Garnet Hathaway’s blast from the left wing.

The Blues tied the game 1-1 with a power-play goal.

Scott Perunovich moved the puck from the left point to Schenn in the left circle. Schenn made a toe-drag move to gain a shooting angle, then Sundqvist banged in the rebound.

The Flyers scored a rush goal with seven seconds left in the second period to retake the lead 2-1. Egor Zamula fired a shot from the left wing that popped out of Hofer’s glove, then Poehling backhanded the puck out of midair into the net.

The Blues tied the game 2-2 off the rush 1:18 into the third period. Schenn slid a pass from the left wing to Saad breaking down the middle for a snapshot from the slot.

Tippett put the Flyers up 3-2 by dancing around Blues defenseman Justin Faulk and lifting a backhand shot inside the left post.

–Field Level Media

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