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Pesky Philly: Flyers pull off another comeback win

Jan 14, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT

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The Buffalo Sabres have been sneaky-good at home lately, but the Philadelphia Flyers have been even tougher with their backs against the wall.

Philly made another late comeback and managed another dramatic late goal to beat the Sabres 4-3 on Tuesday. This is now the Flyers’ seventh win when facing a third-period deficit since Dec. 3, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi.

Anyone who skipped the end of this contest based on the assumption that the game might be a yawner when viewing Buffalo’s 2-1 lead 6:27 into the third period was sorely mistaken. The Flyers scored three times and the Sabres found the net once in the last six-and-a-half minutes to close this contest out in a flurry.

There’s something oddly fitting about Vincent Lecavalier‘s game-winner, as the tally came in the closing seconds of the game despite a desperate blocker save attempt that didn’t work out this time around for Jhonas Enroth:

Enroth, 25, remains with one win so far this season. At least he can look back at this dazzling save – the desperate blocker attempt that did work out – and take a moral victory out of the evening:

So, make note: don’t count a sprawling Enroth or a trailing Flyers team out, even when that seems like the logical thing to do.

  1. thomasvanek - Jan 14, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    I’m not going to talk about this. Tough one to swallow. I’m going to bed.

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Jan 14, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Nice to see fellow Flyers’ fans show up on the road.

  3. President Charles Logan - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:19 AM

    Big win for the Orange and Black vs that Powerhouse Sabre squad !… Vinny scored his first goal in like 2 months!

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 15, 2014 at 3:28 AM

      a broken back will have some effect on one’s ability to perform physical activity.

      • philafly - Jan 15, 2014 at 8:03 AM

        Classic Pens troll comment from Logan right there.

      • President Charles Logan - Jan 15, 2014 at 11:57 AM

        ya’ll knew what you were getting into when you signed an injury prone, elderly player to a long expensive contract too right?

      • phillyphanatic77 - Jan 15, 2014 at 12:47 PM

        He’s a Thrashers fan with an irrational hate for a city that can actually support a hockey team. Yeah we knew Vinny was aging and was missing some games, we also knew he’d add almost 400 goals of experience and far more production than guys like Clarkson or Clowe. Lecavalier is now one of 7 in double-digit goals, with Couturier not far behind. And there’s productive players Like Raffl and Streit (and Downie when motivated) along with them. The Flyers easily have the talent to take a top-3 spot in the Metro and Lecavalier will be a big part of that even if he misses a few games here and there… he’s the 2nd line presence we needed.

      • President Charles Logan - Jan 15, 2014 at 4:30 PM

        77 you’re a passionate feller for your team , you almost take the game and your team too seriously at times. I dont hate your town, been there a few times , I dont really care for the traffic on what is that Toll Road again 76? it was only like 2 lanes for a town that size? However good sports fans , loud, back their teams no matter what …. but sometimes out of touch with reality when it comes to challenging the other towns that have more current bragging rights to Titles and such.

    • joey4id - Jan 15, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      It was a scorers goal on a nice feed by Read. At least Vinny’s goal was pure. Not one of those fluke goals where the puck deflects off someone’s teeth. Sniper!

  4. toiletclown - Jan 15, 2014 at 6:39 AM

    refs were terrible last night, those “pesky” flyers are pretty “lucky”

    • philafly - Jan 15, 2014 at 8:02 AM

      I can’t believe that someone with your vast hockey knowledge would be so wrong in predicting the final score. Who would have thought??

      • ibieiniid - Jan 15, 2014 at 8:10 AM

        IMPOSSIBLE! no way toiletclown was wrong on something.

      • laxman1944 - Jan 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM

        Do Not mess with the “Toilet”… will get flushed.

    • isithockeyseasonyet - Jan 15, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      Like when Ott boarded voracek when the puck was long gone and the play resulted in a goal? The rest of the play was clean but not the beginning, lucky is not getting called for that and scoring a goal

      • toiletclown - Jan 15, 2014 at 12:09 PM

        whatever makes you sleep at night all of you homers. flyers wont make the playoffs this year mark my words. They are just not a good team this year.

      • President Charles Logan - Jan 15, 2014 at 4:26 PM

        I think their a playoff team , heck just about everybody makes the Playoffs… how far they can go remains to be seen …. but with that Defense, they arent going far .

  5. spezzdispenser - Jan 15, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Pesky is reserved for the Sens. Do not use on philly. thx

  6. mclovinhockey - Jan 15, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Pesky is a good word for any team who can comeback like the flyers have been doing.

    I missed all but the last 7 minutes of the game hahaha… Good time to tune in right.

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