Konecny, Flyers hold off Avalanche for second win in past 14

PHILADELPHIA — Travis Konecny scored for the third straight game, and the Philadelphia Flyers held on for a 5-3 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Wells Fargo Center on Monday.

Travis Sanheim had a goal and an assist, Scott Laughton had two assists, and Carter Hart made 29 saves for Philadelphia (9-12-5), which won for the second time in 14 games (2-9-3).

Alex Newhook scored twice, and Alexander Georgiev made 29 saves for Colorado (13-9-1), which played the final two periods without center Nathan MacKinnon after him sustained an upper-body injury.

MacKinnon, who had an assist on Newhook’s first goal, left with 8:13 remaining in the first period. He played five shifts totaling 4:58 of ice time.

Newhook gave the Avalanche a 1-0 lead at 3:50 on a power play when he redirected Cale Makar‘s shot.

Sanheim tied the game at 7:29, taking a pass from Laughton before skating into the high slot and beating Georgiev glove-side

The Flyers took a 2-1 lead at 18:05 when Tanner Laczynski knocked in the rebound of a Joel Farabee shot.

DeAngelo extended the lead to 3-1 at 3:59 of the second period with a power-play goal, and Owen Tippett made it 4-1 at 9:54 of the third period with a power-play goal after Laughton’s missed shot caromed to him in the left face-off circle.

It’s the first time the Flyers, who entered with the worst power play in the NHL (14.1 percent), have scored more than one power-play goal in a game this season.

Mikko Rantanen cut it to 4-2 at 17:47, and Newhook pulled the Avalanche within 4-3 at 18:23 with Georgiev pulling for an extra attacker.

Konecny ​​scored an empty-net goal at 19:00 for the 5-3 final.

In addition to MacKinnon, the Avalanche were playing without forwards Arthur Lehkonen (upper body), Jean-Luc Foudy (lower body), Valery Nichushkin (ankle), Evan Rodrigues (lower body) and Shane Bowers (upper body), and defensemen Josh Manson (lower body), Bowen Byram (lower body) and Kurtis McDermid (lower body).

Colorado forwards Gabriel Landeskog (knee) and Darren Helm (hip) have yet to play this season while each recovers from offseason surgery.


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