Ivan Provorov Scores Overtime Goal-Of-The-Year Candidate


  • Ivan Provorov got Philadelphia another win with one impressive move. Provorov scored 31 seconds into overtime, and the Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Saturday for their fourth straight victory.
  • The Flyers finished November with 24 points (10-2-4), tying a franchise record for most points in the month of November.
  • Oskar Lindblom, Kevin Hayes and Travis Konecny also scored for the Flyers (15-7-5), who were coming off a 6-1 win over Detroit on Friday.
  • Brian Elliott made 39 saves.
  • Provorov got past Max Domi with a nifty dangle in the offensive zone, and then beat Keith Kinkaid for his sixth of the season.
  • It was the 36th career goal for the 22-year-old defenseman.

“Our whole bench was yelling that it was a forward playing defense as Provorov went down,” Konecny said. “It’s not surprising because he did that in junior a lot. He has a lot of skill.”

  • Provorov’s goal was his third game-winner of the season and seventh of his career. Per the NHL, his seven game-winners are the most by a Flyers defenseman 22 years or younger.
  • The Canadiens (11-9-6) dropped their seventh consecutive game. Tomas Tatar had two goals, and Joel Armia also scored. Kinkaid stopped 25 shots.

“It feels like everything is going against us right now,” forward Nick Cousins said. “We’re not really getting many breaks. I thought this game was a step in the right direction. We got one point but there are no moral victories here.”

  • Montreal star Carey Price, who conceded 16 goals in his past three games, rested. Price will start Sunday night at Boston.
  • The Canadiens got off to a fast start. Armia stormed down the wing and beat Elliott on the blocker side for his ninth goal 19 seconds into the game.
  • The teams exchanged three goals in a 72-second span in the second period.
  • The Canadiens gave up 20 goals in their previous three games, forcing coach Claude Julien to tinker with his defensive pairings.
  • Montreal recalled defenseman Gustav Olofsson from the minors.
  • The 6-foot-3 Swede, who was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2013, made his Canadiens debut playing alongside rookie Cale Fleury.

“Much better this afternoon than recently,” Julien said. “We were much better defensively against a very dangerous team offensively. We didn’t give up quite as many high-quality chances.

“One point is better than none. That’s something to build on.”

Sources & Credits: CBS Philly
NHL Highlights | Flyers vs. Canadiens – Nov. 30, 2019

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