NHL Game Summary - Carolina at Philadelphia|
(Saturday, October 29th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 5, Carolina 1
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Claude Giroux scored one of Philadelphia's
four third-period goals and registered three assists, helping the Flyers beat
the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1, at the Wells Fargo Center.
Giroux set up tallies by linemates Jaromir Jagr -- who finished with a pair --
and Scott Hartnell as well as a Maxime Talbot shorthanded marker.
Hartnell picked up two helpers for Philadelphia, which avoided a third
Ilya Bryzgalov made 24 saves to earn his first win since October 12. He had
yielded 21 goals during a personal five-game skid.
"It seems like we played really well tonight. I hope we are going in the right
direction and continue to improve," Bryzgalov said.
Former Flyer Brian Boucher allowed five goals on 34 shots for the Hurricanes,
who have dropped four of their last five games.
"Goes without saying that you want to beat your old team but obviously that
didn't happen and it was really disappointing," Boucher said.
Jagr broke a 1-1 tie 39 seconds into the third, driving to the net and
converting a pass from Giroux. Jagr went off for interference nearly five
minutes later, but Talbot hammered home the rebound of a Giroux shot at 5:46.
Giroux lit the lamp 1:50 later, shielding the puck from a pursuing Carolina
player before beating Boucher from in tight.
Jagr found the back of the net again with 7:43 remaining.
For the eighth time in 11 games this season, the Flyers opened the scoring. A
dreadful giveaway by Carolina blueliner Tim Gleason in his own zone led to
Giroux, who stole the puck in front of Boucher, feeding Hartnell for an easy
tap-in at the 6:57 mark of the first period.
Hartnell had a role in Carolina netting the tying goal. Moments after
Bryzgalov turned away Jussi Jokinen's bid on a 2-on-1 rush, a sliding Hartnell
crashed into his goalie. With Bryzgalov down and out of the play, Jokinen
managed to gather his own rebound and bury it at 3:11 of the middle stanza.
With his first goal, Jagr became the 12th player in league history with 650
for his career...The Flyers notched their sixth straight home win over
Carolina...Philadelphia tough guy Jody Shelley played in his 600th career
game, while Flyers defenseman Matt Carle skated in his 400th NHL
contest...Flyers forward Danny Briere missed Saturday's game with an upper-
body injury. He is listed as day-to-day...Hurricanes captain Eric Staal turned
27 on Saturday.
10/29 22:50:42 ET