The Ducks jumped out to a 3-0, and held onto it for more than half the game. Then the Flyers began chipping away: Jagr, Jagr again, and Scott Hartnell… tie game.
Then Giroux went top shelf in overtime, a goal punctuated by a bromantic hug with Danny Briere.
It had been almost three years (in the regular season) since the Flyers came back to win a game after being down 3-0. They, of course, did it against the Bruins in Game 7 of the 2010 Eastern Conference Semis.
Some more factuals, courtesy of the Flyers. Jagr seemed well rested…
This is the fourth time this season the Flyers have had 40 or more shots. They are now 2-2 this year when doing so; they have won the last two occasions. Last year the Flyers were 5-5-1 in 11 games when they had 40 or more shots.
Tonight was Jaromir Jagr’s 116th career two-goal game and third of this season.
Jagr took a total of 16 shots tonight – 10 on net, three that were blocked and three that missed.
With their first goal tonight, the Flyers snapped a scoreless streak of 115:24 dating back to 19:54 of second period of Montreal game on Nov. 25. They took a total of 65 shots over that span, which is equivalent to about 5 ¾ periods.
The Flyers trailed after the first period for the fifth time in the last six games. They have been outscored 11-2 in the first period over that stretch. The Flyers had outscored opponents 27-14 in opening periods of the first 18 games of the season.
Your highlights are after the jump. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to nursing this world-class headache I have, courtesy of my night out with Ms. CB celebrating one year of running this site full-time (and not having a boss).