Just when it looked like the Flyers might be able to defeat another powerful opponent, things fell apart on Saturday night.

With the Carolina Hurricanes in town, the Flyers took a 3-2 lead into the final minutes.

But Philadelphia missed a tying goal by Martin Nekas with 2:05 to play and then went home with one point in a 4-3 loss. The Hurricanes scored a Brent Burns goal at 4:06 of overtime to win.

The Flyers came back from an early 2-0 deficit, got a gutsy goal from Wade Ellison at 6:09 of the third period off a feed from Lukas Sedlak, but couldn’t finish the job.

Philadelphia’s record fell to 5-3-1.

The Flyers have made a habit of coming back in the second period this season, and this game was more of the same.

Trailing 2-0 after one period, the Flyers rallied thanks to a pair of goals by Nick Deslauriers and Owen Tippett, both of whom put a score on the scoreboard for the first time this season.

Deslauriers scored at 5:14. Ellison started the game by winning the puck battle in the right corner and getting the puck to Sedlak at the opposite elbow. Sedlak played a pass to Deslauriers in front for a short shot past goalkeeper Antti Raant.

Tippett, who just returned Thursday night from a concussion in the season opener, then tied the score at 7:18. With the Flyers on the power play, Tippett got a timely pass from Travis Konechna, fired a shot into the bottom of the left circle, and Raanta had no chance.

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“We had a lot of traffic there,” Tippett said. “TK [Konecny] made a great support and I just tried to beat my guy to the net and TK made a great pass.’

The Flyers entered the game ranked 15th on the power play at 22.7 percent, a far cry from last season when they finished 32nd at just over 12 percent.

“Yeah, it’s coming,” Tippett said. I think we use each other well and support each other all over the ice.”

Carolina, coming off the aforementioned 6-2 home loss to the Islanders on Friday night, came out in high spirits with goals from Eric Staal and Jordan Martinuk.

Stahl scored at 5:27 when Carter Hart failed to get a post and the puck bounced over his skates and into the net. Martinuk followed that up with a goal of his own. Stahl made a good turn from the corner and the pass managed to find its way under the sliding Nick Seeler. Hart had no chance of a poke-out shot.

Kiefer Bellows, who was waived by the Islanders on Thursday, made his debut wearing No. 20. He played alongside Morgan Frost and Zach McEwan. . Defender Yahor Zamula was scratched. . .The Flyers are off until Tuesday when they begin a three-game road trip against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

Wayne Fish is a freelancer for The Morning Call. Follow him in flyingfishhockey.com.