Wayne Simmonds headed back to Los Angeles this weekend, where he started his career, and heard the longtime reference of the Flyers’ roadtrip as “a Bermuda Triangle.” With the Anaheim Ducks, Kings and San Jose Sharks on the slate, the combination looked deadly. Thanks to a 5-2 victory over San Jose Monday night, the Flyers came out of the roadtrip above .500. They waited out a powerful Sharks team and used three quick goals in the third period to snap a nine-game losing streak against San Jose that dated back to 2000. Their last win in San Jose was so long ago, Nov. 5, 1999, that Craig Berube played in it. The win also set a franchise record as the 10th time this season the Flyers have come from behind in the third period to win. They set themselves up well early when Mark Streit scored on the power play only 4:23 into the game. His blast from the point went through traffic of Scott Hartnell and Wayne Simmonds in front of goalie Antti Niemi. “I took a shot and it went wide,” Streit recalled. “We set it up again and (Claude Giroux) made a nice pass and I one-timed it. I didn’t really see how it went in. Simmer made a great screen in front and that definitely made a difference.” Streit’s seventh goal of the year marked the seventh straight game in which the Flyers have notched a power-play tally. Only 3:10 later, the Flyers gave the goal back when they took a penalty.
Flyers stun Sharks, come back to win in third period
Courier-Post | Feb 4