Sunday, March 13, 2011

Additional notes on Saturday's collapse

Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT).

Ville Leino's hat first career trick was erased by the Thrashers scoring five of the final six goals of the contest.

In the history between the two clubs, it's the second time in 5 1/2 years that Atlanta has stunned the Orange and Black with a late comeback.

On November 18, 2005, the Flyers led 5-3 with under two minutes left in regulation, only to see Peter Bondra and Patrik Stefan score 1:43 apart to send the game to overtime. Greg DeVries eventually won it at the 3:05 mark of OT for the Thrashers.

According to the Associated Press, Saturday's late-game meltdown maked the first time since November 21, 1987 that the Flyers suffered such a fate. In that game, against the New York Islanders at the Spectrum, Philly led 4-1 after two but gave up five in the third. Randy Wood and Mikko Makela each tallied twice in that burst.

Wendell Young was left in for five of the six, with an empty-netter sealing that part of history.

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