As winners of five from seven, look out. Here come the Fly Guys.
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Saturday. Subsequently, they moved to .500 for the first time in 2013. The shorthanded Senators could muster only one goal, in a lackluster performance.
The game moved quickly, with only three total goals scored. The first period was a struggle, with Ottawa on the attack. The Flyers opened it up late in the period, and a playoff-like atmosphere permeated through the Wells Fargo Center.
The second period brewed all the action. Jak Voracek and Wayne Simmonds would score their ninth goals of the season. Poor Senators marking near the net led to both goals. Ottawa’s Marc Methot would cut the lead in half, to make for a suspenseful third period.
The score remained steady throughout the third period, when Kimmo Timonen was sent to the box with 46 seconds left. The Flyers overcame the penalty and fought off the Senators for their 11th win.
The Flyers improved to 11-11-1, and will face the New York Rangers Tuesday, at 7:30 PM in Madison Square Garden.