(VIDEO) The Philadelphia Flyers Finally Solve the Winnipeg Jets, Win 5-4 in OT

By Johnny Machurek

Since the Winnipeg Jets have been back in the league the Philadelphia Flyers have not been able to beat them, but that all changed last night.  It was another high scoring affair between these two but the Flyers got the two- points with a 5-4 OT win.

In the four meeting between these two they have combined for at least nine-goals, except for a 2-1 shootout win for the Jets on January 31.  The other two games were Winnipeg victories on October 27, 9-8 and November 19, 6-4.

The Jets had a 4-3 lead after Evander Kane scored the Jets third power play goal of the night at 4:57 of the third.  The Flyers allowed only three shots on the penalty kill, the problem though is all three found the back of the net.

Wayne Simmonds, still in the face shield, scored with just :10 left in the game after tipping-in a James van Riemsdyk pass from behind the net.  Simmonds has been on a tear lately scoring a goal in his third straight game and has nine goals and three assists in his last 12 games.


In the final minute of overtime Jaromir Jagr buried a Danny Briere pass for his 16th career overtime game winner.


Despite the much needed win since the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins both won their games last night, goaltending still remains a problem.

Ilya Bryzgalov allowed four-goals last night and has struggled mightily in his last two games.  He has played 100-minutes in his last two games, which is not even two full games, he has allowed 7 goals for a 3.50 GAA and has a .820 save percentage.

Until his last two games Bryz was having a very good February.  In his five games he allowed seven-goals for a 1.40 GAA and had a .941 save percentage.  The Flyers continue their road trip against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday and this could be a good chance for Bryz to get his feet back under him.  The Oilers are 15th in goals per game and 29th in shots per game.

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