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Ivan Provorov Scores a Pair of Goals in Flyers’ Win over the Blackhawks

The Philadelphia Flyers’ streak continues, both the regular season winning streak and the home one against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Ivan Provorov recorded his first two-goal game of his career, scoring 31 seconds apart in the second period, and the Flyers won their fourth straight game with a 3-1 triumph over the Blackhawks on Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center.

Discounting Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final between the teams, Chicago has dropped 13 consecutive contests to Philadelphia in the City of Brotherly Love.

Brayden Schenn also lit the lamp and Steve Mason stopped 26-of-27 shots for the Flyers, who lost 7-4 to Western Conference-leading Chicago on Oct. 14.

Artemi Panarin tallied the lone goal for the Blackhawks, who were without Jonathan Toews and Corey Crawford. Toews is back to practicing, but missed his fifth straight game due to a back injury, while Crawford had to undergo an appendectomy after being diagnosed with acute appendicitis Saturday morning. Scott Darling started in place of him and made 27 saves.

Provorov scored his goals at 3:02 and 3:33 to put the Flyers in front. His big blast from the high point tied it at 1-1 and he sniped a wrister into the upper left corner to give Philadelphia a 2-1 advantage.

The Flyers added another tally at 8:37 in the second. Following a flurry of chances by the Blackhawks, Schenn picked up the puck in Philadelphia’s end and quickly skated the other way for a 3-on-2 advantage. He gave the puck up to Travis Konecny along the left wing before getting it back after Konecny hit him with a slick pass to the left circle where he buried it into the back of the net for a 3-1 Flyers margin.

Chicago nearly got one back late in the second following a scramble in front of the net as Dennis Rasmussen, Marcus Kruger and Richard Panik were poking at the disc. Provorov covered up the puck with his glove and it was ruled after a review that there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn the call on the ice.

Earlier, despite being outshot 16-6 in the opening frame, Chicago scored the lone goal in the period at 3:44 when Artem Anisimov maneuvered past a sprawling Michael Del Zotto along the lower right circle before setting up the open Panarin.

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