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Hartnell, Flyers end Pens' streak in OT

Mar 19, 2012 - 12:54 AM
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Scott Hartnell scored with 0.9 seconds left in overtime, his second goal of the game, to snap Pittsburgh's NHL season-high 11-game winning streak, as the Philadelphia Flyers stormed back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to take down the Penguins, 3-2, on Sunday.

Danny Briere skated up the left wing and found Hartnell lurking in the slot and his wrister sailed past the glove of Marc-Andre Fleury, pulling the Flyers within three points of the Eastern-Conference leading New York Rangers, who were idle Sunday.

The goal was the latest overtime winner in Flyers history, besting Mike Richards' tally at 4:57 against Boston on December 11, 2010.

"The overtime goal was a great pass to me. (Braydon) Coburn did a good job of letting it go through his stick and I was able to get it and shoot quick. I know that the time was about to expire," Hartnell said of the goal.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 38 shots, Kimmo Timonen posted a goal and an assist and Claude Giroux added two helpers for Philadelphia, which moved to 8-1-1 in March.

Craig Adams and Evgeni Malkin netted goals for the Penguins, who moved within a point of New York. Fleury made 24 saves in the loss.

"We did some good things, but probably left the back end to it a bit there in the third, but we had our fair share of chances. It's just a matter of executing," Sidney Crosby said.

With a win, Pittsburgh would've matched its second longest winning streak in franchise history. They won 12 consecutive games from November 17-December 11 of last season. The NHL record for most games won in a row is 17, set by the Penguins during the 1992-93 season.

Pittsburgh dominated the first two periods, outshooting Philadelphia 27-10. But the Flyers, who registered just two shots in the second period, tallied twice on their first three shots in the final frame. Philadelphia overcame a two-goal margin against the Bruins on Saturday before falling to them in a shootout.

On the power play with Wayne Simmonds screening in front of Fleury, Timonen's slap shot from the high point ripped the back of the net just 31 seconds into the stanza.

Hartnell tied the game 4:16 later.

He positioned himself to the right of the net and received a left-point slap pass from Giroux. From a precarious angle, Hartnell lifted his wrister over the left shoulder of Fleury.

The Penguins struck first with just under seven minutes to play in the opening period. With Adams positioned in front of Bryzgalov, he re-directed Kris Letang's shot from the right point.

Malkin made it 2-0 with 53 seconds remaining in the second. From the right corner boards, Malkin maneuvered his way into the crease before sliding the disc under the right pad of Bryzgalov.

Game Notes

Pittsburgh moved to 25-1-2 when leading after two periods while the Flyers improved to 4-18-2 when trailing after two stanzas...Philadelphia has taken three of four contests against Pittsburgh this season...With 88 points, Malkin is four ahead of Giroux and Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos in the scoring race...The Flyers have won two games in their history with 0.6 seconds in regulation -- Tony Amonte at Anaheim on October 22, 2003 and Freddy Meyer against Carolina on March 8, 2006.