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Flyers honor Brind’Amour, beat Canes 3-2 in OT

Former Flyer Rod Brind’Amour stands next to his statue during the Flyers’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony Monday before the game between Philadelphia and Carolina at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Now an assistant coach with Carolina, Brind’Amour won the Stanley Cup with the 2006 Hurricanes.
Former Flyer Rod Brind’Amour stands next to his statue during the Flyers’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony Monday before the game between Philadelphia and Carolina at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Now an assistant coach with Carolina, Brind’Amour won the Stanley Cup with the 2006 Hurricanes. Getty Images

Shayne Gostisbehere scored 24 seconds into overtime on a power play to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

Brayden Schenn and Claude Giroux had goals in regulation for the Flyers, who snapped a scoreless drought that reached nearly 3 hours while earning just their third win in 14 games.

The Flyers were shut out in the previous two and entered averaging an NHL-worst 1.70 goals per game. They set a franchise low with only 34 goals through the first 20 games following Saturday's loss at Ottawa.

Victor Rask and Brett Pesce scored in the third period for the Hurricanes, who came back from a two-goal deficit to force overtime.

Rask was whistled for holding the stick 11 seconds into the extra session, and the Flyers took advantage.

Gostisbehere, a rookie defenseman, fired a one-time slap shot from the slot after getting a pass from Giroux and beat backup goalie Eddie Lack for his second career goal.

Philadelphia backup Michal Neuvirth, making his first start in six games, stopped 31 shots to improve to 4-3-1.

Flyers coach Dave Hakstol shook up his lines in an effort to get Philadelphia's offense going. The most notable change was the shift of top-line wing Jakub Voracek to the third line. Voracek's season-long offensive drought had resulted in just nine points, including one goal, through 20 games entering Monday.

But Voracek helped the Flyers' offense on Monday with a pair of assists.

His first helper set up Schenn's power-play tally midway through the second period that ended a scoreless drought of 2 hours, 47 minutes.

The Flyers followed it up a little less than 5 minutes later when Giroux scored a short-handed goal on a rebound. Sean Couturier took the initial shot from the left circle, and the puck bounced right to Giroux after Lack made the initial save with his left pad. Giroux tapped it home into the empty net.

Carolina pulled within a goal 8 minutes into the third on Rask's sixth goal of the season when he converted a rebound of John-Michael Liles' shot from the point.

Pesce provided the equalizer with 3:45 left in regulation when he pounced on a rebound and scored from close range. Ron Hainsey took the initial shot, and Neuvirth tried to glove it but had the puck bounce off his pads to Pesce.

The Flyers' scoring struggles had continued prior to Schenn's opening goal, as they dominated play for the first 1 1/2 periods only to see the game remain scoreless. Schenn couldn't convert a penalty shot with 2:54 remaining in the first period, and Philadelphia failed to score on a plethora of good chances through the first 30 minutes.

Before the game the Flyers inducted former player Rod Brind’Amour into the team’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Now an assistant coach with Carolina, Brind’Amour won the Stanley Cup with the 2006 Hurricanes.

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