Couturier scores in OT to lift Flyers to win against Canadiens
- Sean Couturier scored 55 seconds into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday.
- Travis Konecny centered the puck to Couturier, whose wrist shot from the slot went between defenseman Victor Mete’s skates and squeezed between goalie Carey Price’s left arm and body before rolling across the goal line.
“I’m just trying to use the D-man as a screen,” Couturier said. “Had a lot of room there, probably a bad gap there, [Konecny] using his speed to back off guys. Dishing it to me, I just tried to use the D as a screen, quick release, and surprise Price. He’s a good goalie when he sees the puck. That’s the way you have to beat him: surprise him.”
- Philippe Myers and James van Riemsdyk scored, and Carter Hart made 22 saves for the Flyers (8-5-2), who have won two games in a row and have earned at least one point in four straight games (3-0-1), their longest streak of the season.
- Defensemen Ben Chiarot and Shea Weber scored, and Price made 40 saves for the Canadiens (8-5-3), who are 4-1-1 in their past six games.
“Wasn’t a very good effort by us,” Weber said. “Carey was definitely the only reason we were in this game tonight.”
- Price tied his season high for saves, including one on a penalty shot by Carsen Twarynski at 13:17 of the third period. He made 40 saves in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 3. …
- Flyers defenseman Samuel Morin will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, sustained during a conditioning assignment with Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday.
- Morin tore the ACL in his right knee in May 2018.
Sources & Credits: Adam Kimelman / NHL.com, PHI Flyers, MTL Canadiens