Flyers 3, Blackhawks 2

BY foxsports • March 16, 2016

CHICAGO -- Radko Gudas scored the tiebreaking goal with 10:07 remaining in the third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

Ryan White and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Flyers. Philadelphia (34-23-12) increased its point streak to six consecutive games and improved to 8-1-1 in its past 10 contests.

Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews scored for the Blackhawks, who squandered a pair of leads. Chicago (41-24-6) dropped to 0-3-1 in its past four games.

Philadelphia goaltender Michal Neuvirth turned aside 24 of 26 shots to improve to 17-8-4.

Chicago goaltender Scott Darling stopped 26 of 29 shots in the loss.

A fortunate bounce allowed Philadelphia to grab a 3-2 lead midway through the third period. Gudas fired a shot from the right point. The puck deflected off of the stick of Blackhawks defenseman Christian Ehrhoff and skipped high off the ice to surprise Darling.

Chicago grabbed a 1-0 lead on a short-handed goal by Hossa with 11:42 to go in the first period. Artem Anisimov fed a pass across center ice to Hossa, who sneaked behind Philadelphia's defense for a breakaway. Hossa buried a low shot for his 11th goal of the season and the 497th of his career.

The Flyers evened the score at 1 on a power-play goal by White with 1:12 left in the first period. White stood in front of the crease and redirected a one-timer from Andrew MacDonald for his ninth goal.

Chicago regained a 2-1 lead on a wraparound goal by Toews with 15:02 remaining in the second period. Toews skated from behind the net to the right side of the crease. He lifted a sharp-angle shot underneath the crossbar to secure his seventh 25-goal campaign in nine NHL seasons.

Schenn scored during a two-on-one break with Claude Giroux to even the score at 2 with 6:58 to go in the second period. Giroux stopped, spun and zipped a pass to Schenn to set up the one-timer.

NOTES: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville moved RW Patrick Kane to the team's top line alongside C Jonathan Toews and LW Tomas Fleischmann in an attempt to generate more offense. Quenneville bumped RW Marian Hossa to the second line alongside C Artem Anisimov and LW Artemi Panarin. ... Flyers D Evgeny Medvedev was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game. Medvedev, 33, has three goals and eight assists in 44 games this season. ... Blackhawks D Christian Ehrhoff returned to the lineup after missing the previous game as a healthy scratch. Ehrhoff replaced D Erik Gustafsson, who was a healthy scratch. ... Flyers RW Jakub Voracek participated in Wednesday's morning skate, but he remained out for the ninth consecutive game because of a lower-body injury.



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