Voracek’s incredible OT shift completes Flyers comeback vs. Red Wings


The streak continues.

Thanks to their 4-3 overtime loss on Wednesday night, the Detroit Red Wings still have not won a regular season game in Philadelphia since 1997, extending their current losing streak in the city to 12 games (while extending their current losing streak this season to three games).

After allowing an early two-goal lead to slip away, the Red Wings regained the lead in the third period thanks to a Henrik Zetterberg goal and were one minute away from leaving Philadelphia with a win.

That is when Flyers defenseman Mark Streit scored the game-tying goal in a rather controversial manner, tapping in a loose puck that was sitting in the crease after Brayden Schenn was pushed into Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek.

Have a look.

The Red Wings challenged the play for goaltender interference, but the officials determined it would be allowed to stand because Frans Nielsen pushed Schenn into the goalie.

Once the game reached overtime, Jakub Voracek took over with the shift you see above.

Just as Red Wings forward Darren Helm seemed to have a chance to win the game right in front of the Flyers net, Voracek knocked the puck away from him with a poke check and then raced up the ice with Claude Giroux on a two-on-one.

Giroux then set up Voracek for a wide open look and his sixth goal of the season.

Voracek is already well on his way to a bounce back season after scoring only 11 goals a season ago.

Giroux, meanwhile, is now tied for the NHL lead in scoring with 13 points and has the league lead with 11 assists.