NHL Game Summary - Philadelphia at Carolina|
(Tuesday, January 10th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 2, Carolina 1
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 35 shots, 14 in the
third period alone, and Sean Couturier tallied the winner early in the final
period, as Philadelphia escaped with a 2-1 win over Carolina at RBC Center.
Brayden Schenn notched the other goal for the Flyers, who improved to 9-1-0 in
their last 10 games in Raleigh.
The victory gave Philly head coach Peter Laviolette his 100th with the club,
and was the third in four games for the second-best team in the Atlantic
"I'm happy to be here and to be a Flyer. I hope there's 500 more," said
Laviolette, who coached Carolina to its Stanley Cup title in the spring of
Jerome Samson provided the sole offense for the Hurricanes, who have lost four
Cam Ward made 35 saves in defeat.
Couturier retrieved a puck kept in the Carolina zone by Harry Zolnierczyk,
moved up the right wing and beat Ward high over his left shoulder from the top
of the circle at the 3:23 mark of the third period for a 2-1 Philly edge.
Ward was sent to the bench for an extra skater with 1:25 remaining. The Flyers
missed several chances with the empty net, and endured an icing call with 2.1
But the ensuing faceoff was pushed into the left corner as time expired and
the visitors came away with their 11th win here since 2005.
After a scoreless first period which featured multiple close calls, Schenn put
the Flyers on the board at 4:20 of the second, when he followed up a Wayne
Simmonds shot and poked home the rebound in front.
It was the only blemish on Ward in an 18-shot period for Philadelphia.
Samson then shoveled home a Justin Faulk rebound to tie the game on a power
play at 12:37. It was the winger's first career goal, coming on the same day
he was recalled from Charlotte of the AHL as a replacement for the injured
"It's still the same game, the same players, the same locker room as it was
last season, but they expect a little more of you," Samson admitted of
his first call-up after playing 23 games with Carolina a year ago. "You just
have to go out there and play the game how you know and good things can
Laviolette upped his record to 100-59-21 with the Flyers. He became the ninth
man in franchise history to attain the mark, following Fred Shero, Pat
Quinn, Bob McCammon, Mike Keenan, Paul Holmgren, Terry Murray, Ken
Hitchcock and John Stevens...Carolina defenseman Jaroslav Spacek left
the game with a lower-body injury late in the first period and did not
01/10 23:53:05 ET