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Timo Meier scored his second goal of the game 13 seconds into overtime, and Martin Jones made 22 saves as the host San Jose Sharks erased a deficit three times before beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Saturday night.
Meier, one of the league’s hottest players, was on a two-on-one rush with Logan Couture and wired a one-timer from the slot for the winner and his 11th goal of the season. Meier has potted 10 goals and five assists in his last 11 games.
Nolan Patrick shocked the San Jose crowd when he opened the scoring just 37 seconds after the drop of the puck, completing a pretty three-way passing play for the quickest start of the season for the Flyers.
Meier responded for the Sharks at 3:15 of the first period, driving to the net and redirecting the crossing pass from Tomas Hertl.
Jordan Weal put the Flyers ahead again at 16:40 of the period. With Dale Weise providing the screen, Weal gained the puck at the left circle, spun and ripped a shot into the net.
Joe Pavelski tied the score 2-2 with a power-play goal at 10:35 of the second period. Pavelski was alone at the side of the net and had a yawning cage to hit after a brilliant pass from Kevin Labanc. It’s the seventh straight game in which the Flyers have allowed at least one power-play goal.
Jakub Voracek put the Flyers ahead a third time with 30 seconds left in the middle frame, burying a golden chance from the slot set up by Oskar Lindblom.
However, Joe Thornton pulled the Sharks even again at 15:03 of the third period. Thornton, who’s closing in on his 1,500th game, ripped a top-corner shot from the left circle for his first goal of the season.
Couture’s assist has him on a nine-game point streak in which he’s netted five goals and 14 points.
Goalie Calvin Pickard made 31 saves in the loss for the Flyers.
—Field Level Media