Voracek's Winner Earns Mason 100th Win
Jakub Voracek needed to give the team one last reminder why they chose him as their MVP of the 2013 season.
At the halfway point of the third period, Voracek beat Senators goalie Craig Anderson to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead and eventual win in Ottawa. It was the final game of the season in which they ended on a four-game winning streak.
The goal, combined with one last impressive effort from goalie Steve Mason, set up the victory, giving the Flyers some joy heading into a playoff-less off season.
Playing in his first career NHL game, Jason Akeson put his team on the board first to score his first career goal.
He set up the play as well, forcing a Senators turnover in the offensive zone and poking it forward to Claude Giroux. Giroux tried to poke the puck through Anderson's legs but it was stopped.
The puck trickled out front and Akeson charged in on the rebound. He lifted the puck up over Anderson's shoulder and beat the Senators netminder to give Philadelphia a 1-0 lead.
The assist for Giroux was the 200th of his young career, and impressive milestone for the 25-year-old captain.
The Senators kept the pressure up in the second period and it finally paid off. Coming off the power play, Kyle Turris evened things up in the opening five minutes of the second period.
Chris Phillips threw the puck on net and Collin Greening kicked the rebound over to Turris. Turris wound and blasted the loose puck past the glove of Mason to tie the game up, 1-1.
Mason continued to play fantastic hockey once again in his final start of the 2013 season. He stopped 43 shots for the win, and impressive performance once again as he prepares to battle for the starting job next season.
It was also the 100th career win for Mason in the NHL, a huge milestone for the potential future of Flyers goaltending.
That all set up Voracek's go-ahead goal to be the game-winner. The Flyers held on and they finished the season with more wins than regulation losses, the first time all season that happened.