Flyers trail Red Wings 7–6, needing a shootout to win

Friday’s 7-6 home victory over the Philadelphia Flyers was secured by the Detroit Red Wings thanks to goals from Lucas Raymond and Patrick Kane in the shootout.

Detroit ended a four-game losing streak with a pair of goals and an assist from Kane and three assists from Alex DeBrincat.

Philadelphia, which dropped its second straight game, was led by a goal and an assist from Scott Laughton.

With roughly five minutes remaining in the third period, Philadelphia, trailing 5-1 after the first, scored five goals in a row to take a 6-5 lead.

Dylan Larkin’s goal with 4:30 remaining tied the score for Detroit at 6-6.

In the shootout, Bobby Brink and Sean Couturier were stopped by Red Wings goalie James Reimer.
The teams played each other in reverse of their previous meeting, which ended with the Flyers winning 1-0 in Philadelphia on December 16.

After the second quarter, Philadelphia trailed 5-3, but goals from Owen Tippett with 5:07 left, Laughton with 6:30, and Garnet Hathaway with 14:09 left put them ahead.

The first two goals of the game were scored by Kane in the first period, and with eleven minutes remaining, Brink’s goal allowed Philadelphia to narrow the deficit to 2-1.

Then, with 4:55 remaining in the first, the Red Wings took a 1-0 lead thanks to two goals on tipped shots, one from Daniel Sprong on a power play and the other from J.T. Compher 33 seconds apart.

With 17.8 seconds remaining in the first, Shayne Gostisbehere of Detroit capitalized by scoring a goal with a puck that caromed off the boards, making it 5-1 for the team.

With 16:23 left in the second frame, Couturier tip-in a point shot from Travis Sanheim to give Philadelphia a 5-2 lead. Two minutes later, Morgan Frost’s second tip-in goal put the Flyers within 5-3.