They needed to stockpile points during a four-game homestand. It wouldn't be easy heading to Toronto and Winnipeg without some momentum.
Well, the Flyers closed out their homestand with a 4-3 matinee overtime victory Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes, grabbing seven of eight possible points here at Wells Fargo Center.
Not too shabby as they head out for a six-game road trip.
“It was good and we talked about [it] beforehand,” coach Peter Laviolette said. “We needed to. Now we head on the road. There was work to do here at home. Guys got work done.”
Danny Briere’s goal at 1:47 of OT prevented another dreaded shootout.
Taking a pass from Nick Grossmann into the zone, Briere cut from the left circle into the middle, looked to pass, then unleashed a quick shot that kissed a post, then bounced off goalie Cam Ward to end it.
“When I cut to the middle, my plan was to drop it,” Briere said. “Then I realized their defenseman stopped and the second defenseman or forward backchecking was lunging to go to Kurtis [Foster].
Flyers end homestand with OT win over 'Canes
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