Jets Earn Wild 9-8 Win Over Flyers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew Ladd scored the game-winner with 1:06 remaining on a one-timer from close range to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a wild 9-8 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Fifteen players scored in the wide-open game in which both clubs set season highs for goals scored and goals allowed, and the Jets tied a franchise record for goals in a game.
Philadelphia’s Danny Briere and James van Riemsdyk were the only multiple goal scorers with two apiece. Kimmo Timonen had four assists and Scott Hartnell added a goal and assist. Claude Giroux and Max Talbot also scored for Flyers.
Nik Antropov and Tanner Glass each had a goal and two assists for the Jets. Evander Kane and Alex Burmistrov each added a goal and an assist and Blake Wheeler had three assists for Winnipeg.
The Flyers came within striking distance of the club mark for goals, and both teams were close to marks for goals allowed.
The 17 goals matched a Philadelphia record for combined goals in a game.
Incredibly, the teams combined for five goals in the first 4:31 of the third period.
The most goals the Flyers ever have allowed in a game was 12 on Jan. 30, 1969, against Chicago. Philadelphia’s franchise record for goals in a game is 13.
The Jets tied their mark for goals in a game set Nov. 12, 2005, at Carolina when they scored nine as the Atlanta Thrashers. The club mark for goals allowed in a game is 10, set Jan. 18, 2008 at Buffalo.
The Flyers trailed 6-4 entering the third period before scoring three straight goals in the first 3:02, capped by Briere’s second tally of the game, to take a 7-6 lead.
But the Jets quickly rebounded with a pair of goals in the next 1:29 to go ahead 8-7.
After van Riemsdyk tied it at 8 with 3:39 left, Ladd took a pass from Wheeler from behind the net and put Winnipeg ahead for good with 1:06 left.
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