Jack­ets score 10 ticks into OT, Fly­ers fall 4-3

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - SPORTS - By Aaron Bracy

PHILADEL­PHIA >> Seth Jones scored his sec­ond goal of the game 10 sec­onds into over­time to lift the Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets over the Philadel­phia Fly­ers 4-3 on Thurs­day night.

Cam Atkin­son fed a wideopen Jones in the slot mo­ments into over­time, and Jones beat goalie An­thony Sto­larz over his left shoul­der to help Colum­bus re­cover from a frus­trat­ing 9-6 loss to Cal­gary on Tues­day night.

Bran­don Du­bin­sky and Boone Jen­ner also scored for the Blue Jack­ets, and Atkin­son ex­tended his ca­reer-best points streak to 12 con­sec­u­tive games.

Two-time Vez­ina Award win­ner Sergei Bo­brovsky al­lowed eight goals on 26 shots in the loss to the Flames but re­bounded with 23 saves to im­prove to 12-3-1 against his for­mer team.

Travis San­heim scored a pair of third-pe­riod goals, and Claude Giroux had a goal and an as­sist for the Fly­ers, who were play­ing for the first time un­der new gen­eral man­ager Chuck Fletcher. Fletcher was hired Mon­day to re­place Ron Hex­tall. It also was the de­but on the bench for long­time NHL coach Rick Wil­son, who was tabbed as an as­sis­tant to re­place fired Gord Mur­phy.

Philadel­phia, with 24 points, en­tered 15th of 16 teams in the Eastern Con­fer­ence. The Fly­ers have lost seven of nine.

The game looked in hand when Jen­ner fired a quick wrist

shot from the right cir­cle past Sto­larz’s glove 5:15 into the third to put Colum­bus up 3-1.

San­heim pulled Philadel­phia within 3-2 with 7:36 left in reg­u­la­tion when he used a strong move to beat Bo­brovsky with a back­hand shot from right in front of the crease after a nifty feed from Giroux. He tied it with 5:31 left in reg­u­la­tion with a wrist shot that went over Bo­brovsky’s right shoul­der after a per­fect cross-ice pass from Jakub Vo­racek.

San­heim en­tered with­out a goal in 25 games this sea­son and had just two in 74 ca­reer con­tests com­ing into Thurs­day.

Philadel­phia’s prob­lems were more of the same in the first pe­riod when the Blue Jack­ets out­shot the hosts 12-5 while tak­ing a 2-1 lead. Sto­larz, the fifth Fly­ers goalie used this sea­son due to in­jury and in­ef­fec­tive­ness, gave up a soft goal that al­lowed the Blue Jack­ets to tie the score at 1. NOTES >> Atkin­son has 20 points (13 goals, seven as­sists) dur­ing his streak. It is the sec­ond-long­est points streak in club his­tory and one game within Ryan Jo­hansen for the Colum­bus record, set dur­ing the 201415 sea­son . ... The Blue Jack­ets are 2-0 against the Fly­ers this sea­son. The teams will meet twice more, Dec. 22 in Philadel­phia and Feb. 28 at Colum­bus. UP NEXT >> Blue Jack­ets: Be­ing six-game home­s­tand Satur­day against Wash­ing­ton.

Fly­ers: Start five-game trip Satur­day in Buf­falo.

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