The Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Winnipeg Jets, 5-3, Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Ending a 9-game win streak over the Jets in Philadelphia.
Ivan Provorov got the Flyers on the board late in the 1st period. Provorov’s 3rd of the season was set up by a beautiful transition play by Owen Tippett.
Playing in Game #600, Kevin Hayes celebrated in the best way possible. Scoring two power-play goals. Taking his season total to 15-goals.
After allowing three goals on six shots, Felix Sandstrom played a big part in the Flyers 3-0 comeback. Stopping the next 21-shots before allowing a soft goal midway thru the 3rd period.
Felix Sandstrom finished the night with 25-saves on 29-shots in the losing effort.
Kevin Hayes 600th NHL Game
Tonight, Kevin Hayes passed another milestone in his 9th NHL season. Playing in his 600th career game.
After starting his NHL career in New York with the Rangers (361 games), Hayes has played his last 218 games in Philadelphia.
In Game #600, Hayes scored two power-play goals which tied the game for the Flyers.
For his career, Hayes has 152-goals and 222-assists.
Flyers Power-Play Breaks Bad Stretch
Entering tonight’s game, the Flyers power-play was just 1/14 over their last four games.
Since the holiday break, the Winnipeg Jets had the second best penalty kill. Allowing just three goals and killing off their last 20-penalties.
After their first power-play ended with a James van Riemsdyk penalty, the Flyers would strike on their next two power-plays. Both goals scored by Kevin Hayes.
It was the 4th time this season the Flyers scored two power-play goals in a game.
Flyers Dominance Over The Jets In Philadelphia Ends
The Flyers dominance over the Jets in Philadelphia ended. Losing to the Jets for the first time in over 10-years at the Wells Fargo Center.
It was the first Winnipeg win in Philadelphia since February 1st, 2012. Ending a 9-game winning streak for the Flyers.
Result : Jets 5 – Flyers 3 , WIN
Record : 20 – 21 – 7
Next Game : Tuesday 1/24 , LA Kings , Philadelphia PA , 7:00pm
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