Sharks vs. Flyers: San Jose Comes Back To Bite Philadelphia in Shootout

December 9th, 2010 by Brian Keenan Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers would like to have this one back.

Staked to a 4-1, third-period lead on goals by Claude Giroux, Ville Leino, Nikolay Zherdev and Scott Hartnell, the Flyers couldn’t fend off the Sharks’ late feeding frenzy. Joe Pavelski’s power-play goal at 11:28 of the final period got by Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Sharks survived overtime to beat the Flyers in a shootout.

Antero Niittymaki exacted a bit of revenge on his former team. Niitymaki stopped 31 of 35 shots in regulation, and he denied Daniel Briere’s attempt to begin the shootout. After Logan Couture put one by Bobrovsky on the other end, Giroux missed the next attempt, and Ryan Clowe finished the scoring that he’d started to seal it for San Jose.

Clowe scored the first goal of the game, and the Sharks took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

The Flyers are no doubt happy with their effort on the offensive end.  They got another active night from Giroux, who notched his 14th goal of the night and 100th career point, also adding an assist on Zherdev’s goal; the speedy center had 16 goals and 31 assists all last season.

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