Scott Hartnell had two goals, and Matt Read scored the shootout winner as the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a three-goal deficit and beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Saturday night.
Two goals on two shots against Bryzgalov prompted Coach Peter Laviolette to call his timeout. He finished the game with 17 saves.
The Flames blew a multi-goal lead for the second consecutive game. The loss was to the Philadelphia Flyers in a five-round shootout at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night. Matt Read ended the game in the fifth round with a shot that beat Miikka Kiprusoff just inside the goal post.
Jakub Voracek and Braydon Coburn also scored in regulation for Philadelphia (34-20-7), this win puts the Flyers into fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Mark Giordano, Matt Stajan, Tom Kostopoulos and Alex Tanguay had goals for Calgary (28-23-11), who received the best from Kiprusoff who stopped 41 shots on the night through overtime. The Flames scored at even strength, on a power play, short-handed, and with a penalty shot.
The Flyers fought back, outshooting the Flames 12-2 over the final seven minutes of
the second, scoring twice to cut the deficit to one goal.
Kiprusoff, was forced to be sharp on a play by Jagr with 5:09 remaining. Twenty seconds later, Giroux hit the post streaking in on his off wing.
The Flyers overcame an early 3-0 deficit and twice tied the game in the third period on the way to their second win in three tries on a four-game trip that ends Tuesday in San Jose. With 75 points, they moved into fifth in the Eastern Conference, passing New Jersey.
Voracek was able to break through at 4:13. After outmuscling defenseman Derek Smith for the puck at the Flames' blue line, Voracek broke in uncontested and beat Kiprusoff to make it 3-1.
Giordano reached high over his head to glove down a clearing attempt by Voracek at the blue line. The Flames defenseman set the puck down and, with it still wobbling, stepped into a slap shot that beat Bryzgalov high on the glove side.
Calgary led 3-2 before running into penalty troubles in the third period.
The Flames dropped to 11th in the Western Conference, one point behind Dallas, Los Angeles and Colorado at the postseason cutoff.
"It's no secret we're having a tough time right now playing with the lead," Flames
captain Jarome Iginla said. "We all want the same thing. We all want to win, but it's finding that fine line."
Philadelphia tied it 3-3 at 7:35 of the third period. Stajan was sent off for boarding 27 seconds into a penalty for too many men on the ice, and the Flyers needed just 40 seconds of the 5-on-3 power play to capitalize. Kimmo Timonen's point shot was tipped past Kiprusoff by Hartnell.
Calgary went ahead 4-3 at 10:49 on a penalty-shot goal by Tanguay. After being slashed from behind by Pavel Kubina on a breakaway, Tanguay scored on the penalty shot when he faked a shot to get goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to drop to the ice. He then went wide and scored in his ninth goal of the season.
That lead lasted less than two minutes. Hartnell screened Kiprusoff and tipped in a long shot from Nicklas Grossman to make it 4-4 at 12:21. It was Hartnell's team-leading 30th goal of the season.
The goal set the stage for the Flyers third period comeback and Read's shootout heroics.
"Good teams know how to come back and fight adversity," Read said. "I thought it was a great solid effort on our part. It was a great win and great comeback."
Philadelphia has outshot the opposition in nine straight games. It is there...keep playing the remaining games like this one we will get to the playoffs. They found it now they have to keep it going.
Flyers play their next game is this Tuesday, February 28th @ 10:30 PM in San Jose. This game is televised on TCN.