Ducks' winless skid hits 6 games after 3-2 loss to Flyers
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nolan Patrick scored 21 seconds after a late tying goal by Anaheim's Pontus Aberg to lift the Philadelphia Flyers over the Ducks 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Patrick beat Ryan Miller with 1:51 remaining to end Philadelphia's three-game skid and provide a quick recovery after Aberg's second goal of the game.
It marks the first time since Feb. 2, 2008 that the Flyers have defeated the Ducks in regulation. Anaheim was on an 11-0-3 roll against Philadelphia.
Sean Couturier and Ivan Provorov scored the Flyers' other goals, and Claude Giroux had two assists. Miller made 33 saves for the Ducks, who are winless in their last six games.
The Flyers took a 1-0 lead three minutes in on a power-play goal. Couturier positioned himself at the front of the net and redirected Giroux's shot past Miller for his fourth goal of the season. It was only the second power-play goal for Philadelphia in its last 21 chances.
Aberg tied it less than two minutes into the second when he fired a shot from the right faceoff circle that Elliott was unable to stop with his glove. All four of the forward's goals this season have come in the past two games.
The Flyers regained the lead seven minutes later when Giroux carried the puck into the Ducks' zone and fired a shot toward the net, where it that was redirected by Provorov for his first goal of the year.
Notes: The Flyers' have not lost four straight games since Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2015. ... RW Nicolas Aube-Kubel, who was selected by the Flyers in the second round of the 2014 draft, made his NHL debut and was on Philadelphia's fourth line. ... Anaheim recalled D Marcus Pettersson from San Diego before the game and assigned right wing Kiefer Sherwood to its American Hockey League affiliate. ... Sherwood had two goals and two assists in 12 games for the Ducks this season.
Flyers: Continue their four-game road trip at Los Angeles on Thursday.
Ducks: Host the New York Rangers on Thursday.
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