February 1, 2019 / 3:02 AM / 6 months ago

Sanheim lifts Flyers past Bruins in OT

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Jan 31, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) squirts the water bottle during the first period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Sanheim scored with two seconds remaining on a power play in overtime to lift the visiting Philadelphia Flyers past the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday.

Claude Giroux and Oskar Lindblom each scored for the Flyers, who won their sixth in a row. Jakub Voracek added two assists, and Sanheim also tallied a helper. Flyers goaltender Carter Hart made 23 saves.

David Pastrnak scored both goals for the Bruins. Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask stopped 38 shots.

The Bruins took an early 1-0 lead when Pastrnak scored for the 29th time this season at 3:05 of the first period on the power play.

Hart made a number of solid saves to keep the Flyers close, and it paid off when Giroux tied the game at 1 -1 at 19:16 in the first. Giroux skated free and sent a wrist shot past Rask for his 15th goal of the season.

Pastrnak struck again at 5:11 of the second with a blistering slap shot for a 2-1 Boston advantage.

About four minutes later, Travis Konecny nearly tied the game, but Rask made a sprawling save directly in front of the net.

Pastrnak almost registered a hat trick with 4:31 left in the second, but Hart got just enough of the puck to swat it off the side of the net.

The Flyers led 25-17 in shots on goal but trailed 2-1 at the end of the second.

With little more than 13 minutes left in the third, Philadelphia’s Scott Laughton stole the puck, raced in and was taken down by John Moore to draw a penalty shot. But Laughton’s shot was denied by Rask’s blocker.

The Flyers kept the pressure on, and Lindblom finally connected on the power play at 10:36 to tie the game at 2-2. It was Lindblom’s first career power-play goal.

Both teams had strong scoring chances but couldn’t convert, and the game went to overtime.

Sanheim’s goal came 2:56 into overtime while playing in his 100th career NHL game. Konecny was pulled down by Brad Marchand to force the power play.

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