Hurricanes' game-winner a bad break for Flyers

Hurricanes' game-winner a bad break for Flyers

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January 22, 2014, 10:30 pm
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Jiri Tlusty's third-period goal proved to be the game-winner for the Hurricanes on Wednesday night. (USA Today Images)

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The game-winning goal from Carolina’s Jiri Tlusty was literally one of those unfortunate breaks for the Flyers on several fronts.
 
It came 13:50 in the third period and broke a 2-2 tie in the Flyers' 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes on Wednesday night (see recap).
 
First, Braydon Coburn’s stick broke. Jakub Voracek started to go the bench to get Corburn a stick, then turned and gave him his instead.
 
Finally, Kimmo Timonen, in front of the net, fell as Andrej Sekera’s shot was unleashed from the point.
 
Though goalie Steve Mason made the save, he couldn’t handle the rebound, which went to Tlusty.
 
“I was thinking, go pick up a stick,” Voracek said.
 
Flyers coach Craig Berube said Voracek made the right play by not going all the way to the bench.

“He didn’t have time,” Berube said. “It went out to the point, the guy shot it, it rebounded and [they] put it in.”

Mason said he didn’t have clear tracking on Sekera’s shot from the blue line.
 
“I didn’t see the point shot come through and had trouble controlling the rebound,” he said. “Tlusty was right there to jump on the rebound.”

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