Van Riemsdyk scores twice as Flyers top Wild

Flyers’ Scott Gordon on facing Penguins ‘We have to treat this like a playoff game

Flyers’ Scott Gordon on facing Penguins ‘We have to treat this like a playoff game

Stolarz kept the Wild in check with a sprawling save of a point-blank shot by Jordan Greenway in the second period.

"He was great, especially in the second period", coach Mike Sullivan said.

Jakub Voracek scored for Philadelphia, which lost for just the second time in 11 games. The Flyers' disappointment stemmed from the defeat, but not their play. When the team comes in and does what they did after a heartbreaking (4-1) loss (against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday), ... to find a way to dig ourselves out of a hole, as a coach, that's a real proud moment to be a part of.

"A couple of guys were vocal in the locker room in between", said goalie Anthony Stolarz, who made 35 saves. The Flyers then tied the game shortly after with two consecutive goals from van Riemsdyk and Couturier. Hart made both saves to keep the Flyers close.

After falling behind 3-1 in the first period, the Flyers regrouped and looked like a different team the last two periods. With Hart still looking the other way, Crosby shot into the empty half of the net for his 24th of the season and 40th goal in 65 career games against Philadelphia. "It feels like it takes forever with the puck bouncing like that". His shot from a sharp angle appeared to hit off the crossbar, but at the next stoppage the play was reviewed. Teammate Sean Couturier's goal tied the score 3-3 at 13:57 of the second.

"I got lucky", Murray said.

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Guentzel scored on a wraparound with 5:14 remaining in the third to make it 3-0. As it did, Stolarz backed into the net, lifting it for just a second.

The Flyers were awarded a five-minute major power play for the final 4:54 when Evgeni Malkin was sent off after wildly swinging his stick toward the Flyers' Michael Raffl.

Defenseman Olli Maatta left the game in the first period with an upper-body injury.

The Flyers continued their onslaught one the game resumed, but it was a definite miss and one that could have changed the complexion of the game. The teams will next play each other on February 23 in an outdoor game at Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Flyers tied things back up at 6:30 of the period.

Pittsburgh: Play the first of three straight at home against Edmonton on Wednesday.

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