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Flyers Blow Three Goal Lead, Lose To Sharks In Shootout

Mike Richards’ would be game winner crossed the goal line literally a hundredth of a second too late as the San Jose Sharks rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period to down the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-4, at Wells Fargo Arena.

Ryane Clowe and Jason Demers each had a goal and an assist while Joe Pavelski and Couture also lit the lamp in regulation for the Sharks, who have not lost to the Flyers in almost 10 years, winning 10 games with two ties during that time.

Antero Niittymaki made 31 saves to get the win against his former squad for San Jose, which has won three of four.

Scott Hartnell, Claude Giroux and Ville Leino all had a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who have lost four of their last six. Nikolay Zherdev scored the other goal while Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots in the loss.