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Flyers’ Sestito: ‘Should have got the hat trick’

Feb 6, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

In one night, Philadelphia Flyers winger Tom Sestito doubled his NHL career scoring output.

Sestito, 25, scored twice in the Flyers 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night. Known more for his pugilism, Sestito on both goals employed a dazzling display of finesse, deking to the backhand both times.

“Should have got the hat trick, though,” Sestito told CSN Philadelphia. “I think one more shift.”

The offensive outburst marked the first time since Dec. 23, 2010 that Sestito scored an NHL goal. That occurred while he was a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets and it was against the Vancouver Canucks.

“It’s great to contribute like that and not just by fighting all the time,” Sestito told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“I’ve got one [move] and hopefully no goalies catch on.”

At the other end, Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov made 21 saves for his fourth win of the season.

“Right now, he’s our best player,” Flyers captain Claude Giroux told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

  1. 19to77 - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:11 AM

    Haha, cool that he has a good sense of humour about it. Fantastic night for an enforcer, too!

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    Since sestito is the scorer maybe claude g should start fighting now he ain’t doing anything else !

  3. broadstbully33 - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    Bryz was incredible

  4. broadstbully33 - Feb 6, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Sessito lives that backhand forehand thru the five hole goal… I think all of his NHL goals have come that way lol. Good for him he played a great game.

  5. jeremyroenickdanceparty - Feb 6, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Best shooting percentage in the league!

  6. xflyersx - Feb 6, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Another game with 0 goals from the scoring lines.

  7. colonelfancy - Feb 6, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    I am greatly amused by the knowledge of an enforcer scoring more goals than Ovie.

  8. mclovinhockey - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Well G is playing amazing D. Maybe he wants the selke

    • ironyisadeadscene - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      Yes, amazing D. He is sitting at an astounding +1 right now….on pace for +5.

      Selke has been claimed!

  9. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Showed great hands, that is for sure.

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