NHL Game Summary - San Jose at Philadelphia|
(Wednesday, October 22nd)
Final Score: San Jose 7, Philadelphia 6 (SO)
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Former Flyer Jeremy Roenick and Joe
Pavelski scored in the shootout for the San Jose Sharks, which edged
Philadelphia, 7-6, to complete the sweep of the home-and-home series.
The Flyers, who are off to their worst start ever, went first in the shootout,
but Mike Richards was unsuccessful in his attempt. Pavelski, who is now 11-
for-15 in shootout tries, then got the puck past Martin Biron with a snap shot
to the left side.
Danny Briere was stopped by Evgeni Nabokov before Roenick skated in and
flicked a low shot past Biron to end the game.
Patrick Marleau scored twice and added two assists for the Sharks, who are off
to a 6-1-0 start to the season. They also beat the Flyers on Saturday, 5-4,
in overtime. Devin Setoguchi and Pavelski each had a goal and helper during
regulation for San Jose, while Nabokov gave up all six goals on 29 shots
Joffrey Lupul finished with two goals and an assist for Philadelphia, which
continued to be the only team in the league without a win this season. The
Flyers are 0-3-3 this season, and for the first time in franchise history went
without a win in their first six games.
Antero Niittymaki gave up four goals on 15 shots in the first period for the
Flyers, and Biron came in for the final two frames, allowing two goals on 20
The teams combined for seven goals in a frantic first period. Jeff Carter
started the spree with a shorthanded goal for Philadelphia, which took a
penalty 18 seconds into the game.
Carter intercepted a pass, and his shot from the left circle deflected off a
Sharks stick past Nabokov at the 51-second mark.
Almost seven minutes later on a Sharks power play, Pavelski took a backwards
pass on the left side of the ice, and his blast from the left circle beat
Niittymaki. Fifty-eight seconds later, again on a Sharks power play, San
Jose's Ryane Clowe poked in a loose puck.
Richards evened the score at 12:04. A turnover in the Philadelphia end
resulted in a Flyers rush, and Richards attained the puck at the right point.
He walked to the center of the blue line, found a lane and his slapshot beat
Nabokov to briefly tie the game.
Marleau notched his first goal 3:41 later, when a deflection went to the left
of the goal. Every player rushed to the puck except Marleau, who remained in
the slot, accepted a feed and easily sent the puck into a wide-open net.
Scottie Upshall banged in a rebound on a Flyers power play at 17:54, and with
39 seconds left, Setoguchi's goal gave San Jose a 4-3 lead.
The game calmed slightly in the second period, as the teams traded goals.
Lupul evened the game when his shot on an extremely shallow angle beat Nabokov
up high just 3:30 in. But Dan Boyle gave the Sharks a 5-4 lead at 12:52 when
he skated in for a loose puck that Biron couldn't find and pushed it in the
Marleau's wraparound just 47 ticks into the final period increased San Jose's
lead to two, but the Flyers responded 17 seconds later with Lupul's second
The Flyers still trailed until they skated on a power play with less than two
minutes left. Philadelphia had a number of players trying to control the puck
around the crease when Briere skated in and flipped it over a sprawled Nabokov
with just 1:05 remaining.
Neither team scored in overtime, and San Jose didn't even register a shot.
The Flyers have allowed 29 goals in their first six games this
season...Philadelphia forward Simon Gagne missed the game with the flu...It
was the fifth career four-point game for Marleau...The Sharks totaled 30 shots
through the first two periods, but just five in the third...Philadelphia was
2-for-3 on power plays, while the Sharks were 2-for-5.
10/22 22:41:28 ET