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Sport The Buzzer: van Riemsdyk helps Flyers rally; Drouin continues great start

17:00  27 october  2019
17:00  27 october  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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- James van Riemsdyk scored two goals, including the game-winner with 4:29 remaining, and the Philadelphia Flyers won for the 10th time in 12 games with a 5-4 victory against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday. Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier each had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia (26-24-7), and Anthony Stolarz made 35 saves. But the Flyers rallied when Giroux tied the game 4-4 with a slap shot at 6:30, and van Riemsdyk scored his second of the game off a rebound at 15:31 for the 5-4 final.

James van Riemsdyk had two goals and an assist, Jake Voracek added a goal and two assists, Shayne Gostisbehere had a goal and an assist, and Michael Raffl and Travis Konecny also scored for Philadelphia. Hayes and Ivan Provorov also each had two assists, and Brian Elliott finished with 22 saves to help the Flyers end a five-game losing streak to their Metropolitan Division rivals. Gostisbehere got the rally started with a slap shot with 9:08 remaining, and van Riemsdyk tipped in his second of the night to tie the score with 7:23 to go.

Three Stars

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1. James van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia Flyers. With less than 10 minutes to play the Flyers trailed by a pair of goals and looked to be headed to a tough a loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets. It was at that point that they rallied with five goals in the remaining nine minutes to steal a 7-4 win and win their third game in a row. van Riemsdyk was one of the many stars for the Flyers, scoring a pair of goals and adding an assist in the win. His second goal of the game was the game-tying goal late in the third period.

2. Jonathan Drouin, Montreal Canadiens. Big win for the Canadiens on Saturday night as they handed their arch-rivals from Toronto a 5-2 loss. Drouin played the starring role with a pair of goals to continue what has been a great start to the season for him. He is now up to five goals and 10 total points in the Canadiens’ first 11 games and looks like he could be on his way to a much-needed breakout season in Montreal.

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James Van Riemsdyk receives a nice pass from Travis Konecny and fires the puck through the five-hole of Tristan Jarry in the 2nd period! The greatest Flyers

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3. Roman Josi, Nashville Predators. Josi has been outstanding for Nashville so far this season and had one of his best games on Saturday with a goal and two assists in a come-from-behind 3-2 overtime win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. That performance gives him 13 points on the season and puts him in a tie for the team lead in scoring alongside Ryan Ellis. That puts the Predators in the rather uncommon position of having their top two-scorers both being defenders.

Other notable performances on Saturday

  • Andrei Svechnikov scored a pair of goals for the Carolina Hurricanes as they handed the disappointing Chicago Blackhawks another defeat. Read all about the Blackhawks’ struggles here.
  • David Pastrnak scored his league-leading 11th goal and Tuukka Rask recorded his second shutout of the season to help the Boston Bruins defeat the St. Louis Blues in a Stanley Cup Final rematch. Read more about it here.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins were able to get a couple of forwards — Bryan Rust and Nick Bjugstad — back on Saturday night and they made an immediate impact. Rust scored one of their goals in a 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars. Matt Murray stopped all 25 shots he faced to record the shutout.
  • Alex Stalock stopped 30 shots and five different Minnesota Wild players scored goals in a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
  • Adam Henrique scored his sixth goal of the season for the Anaheim Ducks as they picked up an impressive 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
  • Josh Morrissey and Bryan Little scored the goals for the Winnipeg Jets as they rallied late to defeat the Calgary Flames in the 2019 Heritage Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan. Read more about the game here.

Highlights of the Night

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In this episode, we welcome James Van Riemsdyk to the show. Philadelphia Flyers Forward #25, USA Olympian, and Veteran of 741 NHL games. One of my more unique friends and teammates that I've gotten to play with in this special game of Hockey. JVR is truly a competitor always curious to see how he can grow his game, looking anywhere and everywhere to gain JVR and I talk about our sense of craftsmanship for Hockey, how we compete to extend our careers as long as we can in this game, while sharing some stories from our time as teammate. Thank you for your continued Love and Support.

Toronto rallied from there for its goalie, battling back to a 7-6 victory that halted a two-game losing streak. “The guys did a heck of a job for Freddie. Got a win for Freddie,” said coach Mike Babcock. By the time Shayne Gostisbehere had made it 5-2 Philadelphia on Friday, Andersen had ceded 13 goals on the last 52 shots he faced for a brutal .730 save percentage. A pair of goals earlier by James van Riemsdyk both beat Andersen five-hole from close range, while Jakub Voracek and Radko Gudas scored on an unscreened Andersen who was just a step behind the shot.

Kevin Hayes was one of the Flyers’ big offseason acquisitions, signing a massive contract after his free agent rights were acquired in a trade. He made a big impact on Saturday, scoring a shorthanded game-winning goal. It was an absolutely beautiful play, too.

Speaking of beautiful game-winning goals, here is Montreal’s Joel Armia scoring just seven seconds into the third period against Toronto.

Ellis scored the game-winning goal for Nashville on the power play, and he made it look easy.

Blooper of the Night

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Factoids

  • The bright spot for the Avalanche on Saturday is Nathan MacKinnon extending his season-opening point streak to 11 games, the fifth-longest in franchise history and longest since the team relocated to Denver. [NHL PR]
  • Pastrnak is the eight player in the past 27 years to score at least 11 goals in his team’s first 10 games. [NHL PR]
  • Dougie Hamilton has 12 points for the Hurricanes in their first 11 games, the most for a Hurricanes/Whalers defender through the same number of games since the 1984-85 season. [NHL PR]
  • Saturday was the anniversary of Wayne Gretzky, then a member of the Los Angeles Kings, becoming the first and only player in NHL history to record his 2,000th career point. [NHL PR]
  • Flames goalie David Rittich stopped 43 out of 45 shots on Saturday night, the most saves ever made by a goalie in an NHL outdoor game. It is also one save shy of his career high. [NHL PR]

Scores

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James van Riemsdyk and Jakub Voracek scored late in the third period to tie the game for the Flyers (29-26-7), who won for the first time in three games. "It didn't look too good, but we found ways to get back in the game and make it 3-3. The experience was great , the fans were so crazy." Video: EA Sports Overtime Winner: Giroux caps Flyers ' rally . Voracek, who had two assists, tied the game 3-3 with 20 seconds remaining after van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal with 3:04 left to make it 3-2.

Carolina Hurricanes 4, Chicago Blackhawks 0

Boston Bruins 3, St. Louis Blues 0

Montreal Canadiens 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 2

Nashville Predators 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (OT)

Philadelphia Flyers 7, Columbus Blue Jackets 4

Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Dallas Stars 0

Minnesota Wild 5, Los Angeles Kings 1

Anaheim Ducks 5, Colorado Avalanche 2

Winnipeg Jets 2, Calgary Flames 1 (OT)

Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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