Flyers Lose Late Lead; Drop In Shootout
The Flyers blew a lead late in the third period, only to lose in a shootout, 3-2, to the Jets on Friday.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak in the process, but the Flyers have earned seven points in the last four games.
Steve Mason was fantastic in net for the Flyers, stopping 36 shots in an effort that didn't deserve a loss. In all 21 of his starts as a Flyer he has yet allow more than three goals.
Ondrej Pavelec was equally as impressive in the net, stopping 32 shots in net including 4-of-5 in the shootout.
The Jets jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on Dustin Byfuglien's first of two goals.
The Flyers answered right back less than a minute later on Scott Hartnell's tally. Midway through the second, Wayne Simmonds scored his second of the season to make it 2-1.
The score held until there was five minutes, 37 seconds left in the game when a Byfuglien blast evened things up.
David Seteguchi and Bryan Little were successful in their shootout attempts while Claude Giroux was successful in his. Pavelec made a stop on the Flyers fifth shooter, Kimmo Timonen, to win the game.