Arizona Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun (6) checks Philadelphia Flyers' Matt Read (24) into the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored at 1:48 of overtime and the Arizona Coyotes kicked off their 20th season in the desert with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
The Flyers dominated the early part of overtime, but Mike Smith made a sprawling save on Matt Read and the Coyotes were able to clear.
The Coyotes used quick passing to get the puck to Ekman-Larsson, who gathered the feed from Martin Hanzal and lifted it over a diving Steve Mason on a delayed penalty.
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Hanzal also had a goal, along with Shane Doan and Brad Richardson for the Coyotes. Smith stopped 27 shots.
Read, Michael Raffl and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers. Mason stopped 31 shots.