Sanheim leads Flyers past Ducks 6-3 despite hat trick from rookie Leo Carlsson

Sat, Nov 11, 2023
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Sanheim leads Flyers past Ducks 6-3 despite hat trick from rookie Leo Carlsson

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Travis Sanheim had a goal and two assists as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 on Friday night despite rookie Leo Carlsson's first career hat trick.

Carlsson, the second overall pick in June's NHL draft, became the youngest player in Anaheim's 30-year history to have a hat trick at 18 years, 319 days. The forward has six goals and seven points in nine games. He completed his hat trick on a power-play goal with 1:28 remaining.

Cam Atkinson had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia, which had dropped two straight and five of six. Owen Tippett helped put the game away with two third-period goals, including an empty-netter.

Sean Couturier and Louie Belpedio also scored for the Flyers. Samuel Errson stopped 35 shots, and Joel Farabee added two assists.

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Carter Hart was originally slated to be back in net for the Flyers, but was declared out after Friday afternoon's gameday skate due to illness.

Lukas Dostal made 30 saves for the Ducks, who have lost their last two after a six-game winning streak. Alex Killorn had two assists.

Sanheim leads the Flyers with 14 points and had his third multi-point game of the season. He assisted on Atkinson's goal at 12:31 of the first period to give Philadelphia a 2-0 lead before scoring his second of the season at 7:39 of the third to make it 4-1.

Couturier put in a rebound in front for his third goal of the season after Dostal made a pad save on Egor Zamula's shot from outside the left faceoff circle at 4:57 of the first.

Atkinson doubled the lead eight minutes later when he tipped in Sanheim's shot from the point.

Belpedio beat Dostal on his glove side with a wrist shot 2:33 into the second period to expand Philadelphia's advantage to 3-0.

Carlsson put the Ducks on the board at 13:15 of the second with his first power-play goal of the night when he put the puck past Errson with a shot from the left faceoff circle.

Carlsson brought the Ducks to 4-2 after getting a feed from Killorn on an odd-man rush.


Flyers: Remain in Southern California to face the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Ducks: Host the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.



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