The second got off to a fast start. Less than a minute into the period, Tobias Enstrom was whistled for interference on Claude Giroux. Just 12 seconds into the power play, Wayne Simmonds and Scott Hartnell set up for the high-low screen in front of Pavelec. Hartnell drifted down so it became low-low and after Simmonds redirected Kimmo Timonen’s shot from the point. Hartnell buried the rebound to put the Flyers up 2-1. The Jets would respond in a big way. After Braydon Coburn got called for hooking, the Jets went to work on the power play. Blake Wheeler found Andrew Ladd on a gorgeous pass from behind the net and Ladd beat Bryzgalov. The Flyers would ice the puck seconds later and Peter Laviolette used his timeout to regroup. Unfortunately it back fired in a major way. Ladd would score just 64 seconds after his last goal on a rebound from a shot from the point. The Jets took a 3-2 lead but the Flyers didn’t let up. The Flyers kept shooting on Pavelec and Danny Briere had a puck bounce over his stick on a great scoring opportunity. Second later though, the Flyers kept the pressure on and Max Talbot put home a rebound from an Andrej Meszaros blast. The Flyers tied the game at 3. They would head to the locker room locked at 3 with the Flyers pelting Pavelec with another 16 shots in the second period.
The overtime goal was Jagr’s 16th of his career which move him into first all time ahead of the likes of Patrick Elias and Sergei Federov. The Flyers earned a huge two points to stay ahead of the Penguins who took down the Rangers tonight. The Flyers avoid getting swept by the Jets in the season series. Next up for the orange and black is a trip to Edmonton to take on the Oilers on Thursday at 9:30 pm.
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