Feb 24, 2018; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Philadelphia Flyers goalie Petr Mrazek (34) makes a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators center Mat Duchene (95) in the third period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports


Petr Mrazek turned aside all 28 shots he faced and Sean Couturier scored the decisive marker in the shootout as the Flyers (34-19-10, 78 points) picked up their sixth consecutive victory to leapfrog the Capitals(35-21-7, 77 points) into first place in the Metropolitan Division. Philadelphia improved to 10-0-2 since Feb. 3, their longest point streak since a 12-game run from 2003-04.

Mrazek, who was acquired by Philadelphia on Feb. 19, improved to 3-0-0 with the Flyers (1.30 GAA, .947 SV% and one shutout) to become just the ninth goaltender to win each of his first three appearances with the club (and first since Ilya Bryzgalov in 2011-12: 3-0-0). Mrazek is the only goaltender in franchise history to accomplish the feat following a mid-season trade.

Philadelphia extended its road win streak to seven games, tied for the second-longest such stretch in franchise history. The Flyers’ other road win streaks of at least seven games: Dec. 22 – Jan. 16, 1983 (8-0-0) and Oct. 12 – Nov. 16, 1985 (7-0-0). Boston is the only other club to win seven consecutive road games this season (7-0-0 from Jan. 13 – Feb. 11).  The Flyers posted a 10-1-2 record in February, marking the second time in franchise history that the club has posted 10 wins in the month (10-0-4 in February 1976).

* Information provided via NHL Press Release

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