Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds shine as Flyers ground Jets
Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E Sports) – Center Brayden Schenn scored two goals and assisted on Wayne Simmonds’s go-ahead score as the Philadelphia Flyers bounced back from a two-goal deficit en route to a 5-3 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets at Wells Fargo Center.
Schenn took a pass from Jakub Voracek on the right side in the Winnipeg zone and drew three defenders, leaving Simmonds alone on the back door.
Schenn found him with a cross-slot pass for a tap-in power-play goal at 8:57 of the third period that snapped a 3-3 tie and gave Philadelphia its first win of the season when trailing after two periods.
Schenn finished with three points, Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist and Voracek had three assists to extend his point-scoring streak to five games for the Flyers, who improved to 9-10-1 after winning three of their last four outings.
Zac Rinaldo had an empty-net goal in the third while goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 34 shots, including all four power-play attempts by the Jets.
Evander Kane, Olli Jokinen and Alexander Burmistrov each had a goal for the Jets (7-9-1), who saw their three-game road win streak ended. Ondrej Pavelec also tallied 34 saves for Winnipeg.
Kane scored his sixth goal of the season to give Winnipeg a 1-0 lead but Schenn evened things up with his fifth goal of the year with assists from Danny Briere and Simmonds at 15:18 of the opening period.
In the second, Olli Jokinen and Alex Burmistrov scored to make it 3-1 for the Jets but Giroux answered with a power-play goal to make it 3-2 at the break.
In the third, Giroux carried the puck into the Jets’ zone and pushed it ahead to Voracek, who backhanded a pass to Schenn in the slot, and his one-timer beat Pavelec at 6:18 of the third to make it 3-3.
Then, Schenn found Simmonds for the go-ahead goal before Rinaldo capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.