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Flyers third period rally powers 5-3 victory over Coyotes

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Travis Konecny scored a goal and added two assists for the Philadelphia Flyers as they came back from behind to beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 Monday night.

Konecny, Morgan Frost, Owen Tippett, Scott Laughton and Jamie Drysdale all scored for the Flyers (29-19-6) who have now won four straight games. Sam Ersson made 20 saves in the victory.

Alex Kerfoot, Matt Dumba and Matias Maccelli had all of the goals for the Coyotes (23-24-4). Karel Vejmelka stopped 29 shots in Arizona’s sixth consecutive defeat.

Picking up a drop pass by Keller, Dumba clobbered a slap shot through traffic for a 1-0 Coyotes lead.

The Flyers then thought that they found an answer, but the use of advanced technology erased it.

With a burst of acceleration, Sanheim drove to the front of the net and scored 2:20 into the middle frame. However, the Coyotes challenged for offsides on the entry and after official review, it was waved off.

Slithering between two Arizona defensemen, Frost had a breakaway before being tugged from behind by Michael Kesselring. By Kesselring impeding Frost’s ability to shoot, Frost was awarded a penalty shot.

Picking up the puck from center ice, Frost nonchalantly made a slow entrance into the slot. Tricking Vejmelka,  the Flyers forward tied the game 1-1 4:23 into the second period.

The back-and-forth battle continued as Maccelli went behind Philadelphia’s net and banked a shot off of Errson’s calf for a 2-1 Coyotes advantage.

Burying a one-timer set up by Laughton, Konecny knotted the game up once more, 2-2.

Kerfoot received a saucer pass from Zucker, pulled off a pump fake and slipped the puck by Ersson, reclaiming the Coyotes’ lead to 3-2 with 5:58 remaining in the second period.

Heading into the third period trailing, the Flyers pushed the pace for the remainder of the contest.

From the right face-off circle in the Coyotes defensive zone, Drysdale banked the puck off Dumba’s skate in front of Vejmelka to even the score, 3-3 6:12 into the final period of regulation.

As time continued to tick down in the third period, the Flyers were able to claim their first lead of the game 4-3 courtesy of Laughton who completed a wraparound at the midway point of the third period.

Icing the game, Owen Tippett passed the puck into an empty net for a 5-3 Philadelphia win.

Next Games

Coyotes: Home vs. Minnesota Wild (23-23-5) on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. MST

Flyers: Away at Toronto Maple Leafs (26-16-8) on Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. MST

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Reporter Alec Cipollini covers the Arizona Coyotes, Cardinals and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account @AlecCipollini

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