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Flyers end 10-game slide by beating Golden Knights

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Dec 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim (6) checks Vegas Golden Knights center Adam Brooks (24) into the boards during the second period at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 10, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim (6) checks Vegas Golden Knights center Adam Brooks (24) into the boards during the second period at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Hayes, Max Willman, Sean Couturier and James van Riemsdyk each scored a goal to lift the Philadelphia Flyers past the host Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Friday, snapping a 10-game losing streak.

Keith Yandle added two assists for the Flyers in Philadelphia’s first win since Nov. 16.

Flyers goaltender Carter Hart made 41 saves.

Max Pacioretty scored two goals for the Golden Knights, who had won three in a row.

William Karlsson contributed the other goal and Alex Pietrangelo had two assists.

Golden Knights goaltender Laurent Brossoit stopped 21 shots.

The Flyers went ahead 1-0 at 4:20 of the first period when Hayes gathered the puck, spun around and fired a backhand shot into the net.

Vegas nearly equalized at 18:33 when Brayden McNabb took a wrist shot from the point. But Hart was able to slide across the crease to make the save.

However, the Golden Knights continued their pressure in the offensive zone and soon tied the game with 48.9 seconds left in the first when Karlsson scored.

Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead at 5:53 of the second when Willman recorded his first career goal.

Willman was whistled for roughing McNabb at 14:07 and the Golden Knights proceeded on the power play. They struggled to find scoring chances with the extra skater and couldn’t capitalize.

However, the Golden Knights tied the game at 2 at full strength when Pacioretty scored at 18:30.

Couturier gave the Flyers a 3-2 advantage at 3:54 of the third as he ripped a slap shot in the net on the power play.

Philadelphia connected for the second time on the power play, this time at 9:37, as van Riemsdyk pounced on a loose puck and scored for a 4-2 lead.

Hart went on to make several spectacular saves over the next few minutes.

Brossoit was pulled for an extra skater with 2:27 remaining and after another power play was awarded, Pacioretty scored his ninth goal of the season to close within 4-3 at 18:15.

–Field Level Media