Schenn's OT goal gives Flyers 3-2 win over Devils

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm •  Published: January 7, 2014
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It didn't take Claude Giroux long to get over being left off the Canadian Olympic hockey team.

Hours after getting the disappointing news that he would not be going to Sochi, Giroux woke up the road-weary Flyers with a power-play goal and Brayden Schenn scored the game-winner at 1:50 of overtime as Philadelphia beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 Tuesday night after giving up a late short-handed goal that forced the extra session.

"I mean, yeah, anytime someone takes something away from you, you want to prove them wrong," Giroux said after the Flyers finished off a 5-1 road trip with their second straight come-from-behind win. "But you know what? I put that behind me. I just have to move on here. Just play my game. It's a fun game out there. ... I'm not going to stress myself with that."

The 25-year-old Flyers captain seemed to have a good chance to make the Canadian team. He had 12 goals and 26 assists coming into the game and was playing good hockey.

It wasn't good enough.

"Well, you know I've kind of accepted that I'm not going to be on the team. That's fine," said Giroux, who has eight goals and 11 assists in his last 13 games. "There are a lot of good players out there. It can't be an easy job for them to pick all those players, so right now I'm just worried about the Flyers and keep winning games."

Scott Hartnell also scored for Philadelphia and Ray Emery made 31 saves to win for the eighth time in nine games.

Michael Ryder tied it at 2 on a short-handed goal with 30 seconds left in regulation. It came on a great feed from defenseman Marek Zidlicky, with goalie Martin Brodeur on the bench for an extra skater.

Adam Henrique also scored for New Jersey, which is 0-2-1 in its last three games.

Schenn's game-winner was set up by a great back-door pass by defenseman Nicklas Grossman from the left point. He saw Schenn moving down the right side and found the center in the right circle for a shot that beat Brodeur, who had 25 saves.

Brodeur had made a close-in save on Schenn on a late power play to keep New Jersey in the game.

However, Schenn, who was cut across the stomach with a skate earlier in the game, got his revenge when he took a pass from Grossmann that Brodeur didn't think the defenseman was capable of making.

"It's kind of mind-boggling a little bit because we are better than what the results on the ice are," Brodeur said.

Giroux tied it 1-all with a power-play goal at 5:18. Hartnell, who has points in eight straight games, gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead with a shot from the left circle on a quick counterattack.



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