February 13, 2013
Tired Philadelphia Flyers knock off Jets
Montoya got start, but lower-body injury put Pavelec in for 3rd
By KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Al Montoya is scored on by Philadelphia Flyers' Brayden Schenn (not pictured) during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Winnipeg February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Greenslade (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

The Philadelphia Flyers should have been tired after playing in Toronto last night, but they were still able to pull out a victory against the rested Winnipeg Jets.

The Flyers handed the Jets their second straight home defeat with a 3-2 victory in front of 15,004 spectators at MTS Centre tonight.

Philadelphia improved to 6-7-1, while Winnipeg fell to 5-6-1 while hitting the quarter pole of its season.

The Flyers took a 1-0 lead when former Brandon Wheat Kings star Brayden Schenn deflected in a Jakub Voracek pass past Al Montoya, who made his second straight start after shutting out the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

The lead didn’t last long, as Blake Wheeler sent a no-look pass towards the net just as a Flyers penalty was expiring, and captain Andrew Ladd tipped in the tying goal, his fifth of the campaign for the Jets (5-5-1).

It was the first goal since the Ladd-Wheeler-Bryan Little line was reunited for Saturday’s 1-0 victory in the nation’s capital.


Philly got it right back on the power play, however, when Kimmo Timonen’s point shot found its way past Montoya.

The Flyers got the insurance marker five minutes into the third when Tye McGinn either tipped in a point shot or had it go off his foot past Ondrej Pavelec, who took over for an injured Montoya (lower body) after the second period.

Ladd notched his second of the game with 47 seconds remaining and the Jets net empty, but it was too little, too late.

Winnipeg fired 26 shots at Ilya Bryzgalov, who heard it from the fans all night, while Montoya and Pavelec combined to turn aside 21 pucks.

The Jets will host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.

 


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