Philadelphia Flyers: Watch Cam Atkinson score an insane buzzer beater

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Cam Atkinson has been a revelation for the Philadelphia Flyers.

He’s fast, a sniper off the wings, and one of the few players in the NHL who has averaged over a goal a game through the relatively young 2021-22 NHL season.

To make matters all the more money for the Orange and Black, Arkinson’s presence has given Joel Farabee a competent foil on his middle-six line, which should only get better once Kevin Haynes returns to the ice around this time next month.

So naturally, with the Philadelphia Flyers set to take on the Edmonton Oilers on NHL on TNT, who better than Cam Atkinson to come in and make not one but two go-ahead goals, including a first period buzzer beater you have to see to believe.

Cam Atkinson makes an early entry for Philadelphia Flyers goal of the year.

Once again logging the brunt of his 5-on-5 minutes alongside Joel Farabee and Derick Brassard, Cam Atkinson turned in a gem of a first period for the Philadelphia Flyers in Edmonton.

Sure, he didn’t score a goal, at least not in the first 19:99 of the period, but Atkinson kept the puck moving, kept his skates under him, and, as has become routine for him, kept the shots firing whenever he had even a remotely good look.

All in all, not too shabby. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take, and Atkinson knows firsthand that volume can oftentimes breed success when you least expect it.

Case and point, this beautiful buzzer beater to end the first period.

Wow, just wow.

With quite literally seconds left on the clock, Atkinson intercepted a pass by Darnell Nurse with his left skate, between the legs deked it to the right side, and then fired off a little wrister on net just before time expired.

Surprising? Maybe so, but imagine how Mikko Koskinen must have felt. He’d just given up two goals in the first period – the most goals he’d allowed in any period on the season thus far – and was likely looking forward to an intermission to prepare for the 40 minutes of action left to play. He surely didn’t expect another shot on goal, especially when he saw Nurse secure the puck with under two seconds to go, let alone on taken with such flash.

I guess that’s why people say you need to play to the buzzer, huh?

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There’s no doubt about it, if you stayed up to watch the Philadelphia Flyers duke it out with Edmonton Oilers, you were treated to some really good hockey. The game was fast – both on the ice and in the length of the game – the shots came fast and frequently from both squads, and ultimately, the Orange and Black pulled out a win against Connor McDavid and company. While some initially questioned trading Jakub Voracek back to Columbus for a diminutive shooter coming off of a few bad campaigns, thus far, the results have been impeccable.