Mike Knuble scored two goals, including the tiebreaker at 14:52 of the third period, and the Flyers beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Monday night en route to their fifth straight victory.
Philadelphia opened the season by dropping its first six games. Then, after winning four straight, the Flyers lost another three in a row. Scottie Upshall and Jeff Carter also scored for the FlyGuys. Gagne extended his points streak to eight games with a pair of assists on Knuble’s goals.
Mike Modano scored twice and Landon Wilson had a goal for the Stars, who have lost three straight.
Up next for the Flyers are the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
Pascal Dupuis scored on a slap shot from along the edge of the left circle with 10.8 seconds left in overtime as the Penguins kept the Philadelphia Flyers winless after beating them 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The Flyers tied it at 2 with goals from Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne in the final minute of the second period only to fall short in OT. The FlyGuys have dropped their first three games for the first time since the labor dispute-shortened 1995 season.
The streak continues, the winless streak that is. Last night plenty mental mistakes contributed to the 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks. In their last nine games the Flyers are 0-8-1 and falling out of the race fast. As a matter of fact they have fallen to 10th in the Eastern Conference and last in the Atlantic Division. And to make matters worse, Simon Gagne says he’s definitely out for the regular season, most likely out for the playoffs but optimistic he can resume his career next season.Gagne confirmed on Thursday night that he will sit out the rest of the last six weeks of the season due to ongoing concussion symptoms.
Last night the Flyers failed to generate a power play, a first for the season and one which definitely goes down as the ultimate sign of ineffectiveness.
Tomorrow the Flyguys host the Florida Panthers and look to turn things around. They then hit the road for one game in Buffalo against the surging Sabres. Thursday I will be in attendance for their home game against the Ottawa Senators from the luxury box bitches.