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Philadelphia at Carolina

Giroux, Flyers defeat Hurricanes

CBSSports.com wire reports
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Claude Giroux took less than a minute and a half to get his first goal and proceeded to have his most productive game this season.

Giroux finished with two goals and an assist, leading the surging Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

"It's only one game," said Giroux, who has 11 goals and 11 assists after his first multigoal game of the season. "The other lines brought a lot of energy and got the team going. It was obviously a team effort tonight."

Matt Read added a goal and an assist, and Maxime Talbot and Wayne Simmonds scored the other goals for Philadelphia, which got three assists from Chris Pronger.

Jaromir Jagr added two assists and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 17 shots as the Flyers improved to 6-1-1 on the road.

"I really think it starts with good leadership," said Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette, who coached Carolina to the Stanley Cup title in 2006. "I think our leadership has been excellent, and from there it comes down to competitiveness. We've got a good group in there that really works hard."

Patrick Dwyer scored his first two goals of the season for Carolina, one short-handed and another on a penalty shot. Tuomo Ruutu also scored for Carolina.

Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward had 13 saves on 17 shots before being pulled for Brian Boucher.

"Our first period, believe it or not, has been our sink all year," Carolina coach Paul Maurice said. "It's something to do with too much room or too much respect for the other team's offense. We give them too much room and their offense looks great."

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The Flyers, who have points in seven straight games (5-0-2), are 17-1-3 in their last 21 games against Carolina.

Giroux gave Philadelphia the lead on a rush 79 seconds into the game, taking a lead pass from Jagr and beating Ward glove side.

Talbot made it 2-0 at 8:50, as Read tipped him the puck in the low slot from behind the goal.

Dwyer cut the lead in half with a short-handed goal -- the first the Flyers have allowed this season -- at 19:59 of the period, as Eric Staal fed him on the rush.

Giroux scored his second of the game on a rush at 2:45 of the second, beating Ward over his left shoulder from the left circle with Jagr getting an assist.

Philadelphia made it 4-1 on a power play at 6:58, as Simmonds deflected Giroux's shot from the left circle between Ward's pads to end the goalie's night.

Ruutu scored later in the second and Dwyer connected on his penalty shot at 4:36 of the third, but Read got the clincher on a rush at 16:09.

Notes

  • Jagr has points in eight of his last 10 games.
  • C Jeff Skinner played in his 100th game for Carolina.
  • Hurricanes D Joni Pitkanen missed his second straight game (lower body).
  • The Flyers had no injury scratches.
  • The teams meet again in Philadelphia next Monday.
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Claude Giroux and teammates celebrate after one of Giroux's two goals on the night. (Getty Images)
Claude Giroux and teammates celebrate after one of Giroux's two goals on the night. (Getty Images)

Scoreboard
Philadelphia  (10-4-3) «2215
Carolina (6-9-3)1113
Three Stars
C. Giroux
PHI


Goals: 2
Assist(s): 1
P. Dwyer
CAR


Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0
C. Pronger
PHI


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 3
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
01:19 - Claude Giroux (10), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jagr, Pronger
08:50 - Maxime Talbot (6), Snap Shot. Assist: Read, Voracek
19:59Short - Patrick Dwyer (1), Slap Shot. Assist: Staal
2ND PERIOD
02:45 - Claude Giroux (11), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jagr
06:57Power Play - Wayne Simmonds (4), Tip-In. Assist: Giroux, Pronger
12:01 - Tuomo Ruutu (7), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jokinen, Skinner
3RD PERIOD
04:36Short - Patrick Dwyer (2), Penalty Shot, Unassisted.
16:09 - Matt Read (5), Wrist Shot. Assist: Voracek, Pronger
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
10:57Rinaldo, 2 min, Roughing
10:57Allen, 2 min, Roughing
18:51Ruutu, 2 min, Slashing
2ND PERIOD
03:33Rinaldo, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice
06:38Skinner, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice
12:54Couturier, 2 min, Tripping
3RD PERIOD
32.0Skinner, 2 min, Holding
32.0Voracek, 2 min, Roughing
03:24Brent, 2 min, Tripping
06:06Kaberle, 2 min, Hooking
07:04Simmonds, 2 min, Cross-Checking
09:44Ponikarovsky, 2 min, Interference
16:25Meszaros, 2 min, Interference
16:25Ruutu, 2 min, Hooking
18:52Lilja, 2 min, Tripping
Shots On Goal
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PHI129728
CAR78520
 
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