Flyers use OT to defeat Islanders in Game 2, even Eastern Second Round


Philippe Myers scored 2:41 into overtime, and the Philadelphia Flyers evened their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the New York Islanders with a 4-3 victory in Game 2 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Wednesday.

Sean Couturier won a battle behind the New York net and got the puck to Myers at the point on the right side, and his shot through traffic beat Thomas Greiss.

Kevin Hayes scored two goals, and Couturier scored for Philadelphia. Carter Hart made 31 saves.

Anders Lee, Anthony Beauvillier and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for New York. Greiss made 20 saves in relief of Semyon Varlamov, who was pulled after allowing three goals on 10 shots in the first period.

Game 3 in Toronto, the East hub city, is Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

Philadelphia led 3-1 entering the third period, but New York scored twice to force overtime.

Beauvillier finished a give-and-go with Josh Bailey at 11:11 to make it 3-2, and Pageau tied the game 3-3 from the slot with 2:09 remaining.

Lee cut it to 3-1 with a power-play goal for the Islanders at 11:45 of the second period.

Hayes gave Philadelphia a 1-0 lead 1:57 into the first period, beating Varlamov to the short side with a shot from the left circle.

The goal ended Varlamov’s shutout streak at 138:17, which set a New York postseason record. Billy Smith had a streak of 136:59 in 1980.

Hayes made it 2-0 at 9:43 when he picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone, skated in on goal and beat Varlamov to the short side.

Couturier made it 3-0 at 15:09. He took a pass from Claude Giroux on the right side on the rush, cut through the New York zone and scored inside the left post.

Greiss entered after the goal. He had not played since March 7.

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