Hart's mom Shauna gets emotional after his first National Hockey League save

Philadelphia Flyers interim head coach Scott Gordon center talks with Nolan Patrick left and Michael Raffl during the third period of an NHL hocke

Philadelphia Flyers interim head coach Scott Gordon center talks with Nolan Patrick left and Michael Raffl during the third period of an NHL hocke

A little less than five minutes later, Gudas blasted a shot from above the right circle past Bernier for his second goal in the last 55 games, giving the Flyers a 2-1 lead. "If I was the coach on the other bench, I would have thought it was an easy game for my team".

The early part of the game was dominated by penalty time. Since Nov. 30, he has had a 4-1 record with a 1.82 goals-against average and a.939 save percentage with Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League and recorded his first shutout December 7.

Flyers fans have seen six (yes, six) different goalies start games for the team this year, and all the excitement toward Hart's future is certainly warranted.

The rookie netminder wasn't tested much, and Hart's best save may have come in the first period when he denied Dylan Larkin. He beat a screened Hart on the blocker side with a wrist shot from the slot.

Van Riemsdyk deflected Claude Giroux's shot past backup goalie Jonathan Bernier to give the Flyers the lead with 1:27 left in the first.

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Gostisbehere finished a stellar tic-tac-toe passing setup from Michael Raffl and Nolan Patrick with a wrist shot high over Bernier from the slot to make it 3-1 with 4:43 left in the second.

The Flyers scored the opener with less than 2 minutes into the 1st period, before the Red Wings tied the match in the middle frame, thanks to a power play goal from Dennis Cholowski.

De la Rose made it a one-goal game two minutes into the third by beating Hart through the pads from right in front after a quick pass from Frk from behind the net. He entered Tuesday as the consensus top goaltending prospect league-wide, coming off a season in which he posted the WHL's best save percentage (.947) in more than 20 years. Michal Neuvirth backed up Hart.

After two periods, shots were 20-14 Flyers.

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard was scratched from his start on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers after apparently sustaining a back injury during the pre-game warmup.

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