Carolina at Philadelphia

Coburn scores twice as Flyers send Hurricanes to eighth straight loss


PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn waited five years for his first two-goal game in the NHL. Then he took care of the feat in 1½ minutes.

Coburn scored twice and Scott Hartnell and Matt Carle each had a goal and two assists to help Philadelphia snap a two game losing streak and send the Carolina Hurricanes to their eighth straight loss, 6-1 on Saturday.

"I've had a lot of close calls so far," said Coburn, who has played in 227 career NHL games. "You just have to wait for your time."

David Laliberte, playing in his first NHL game, and James Van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers, unbeaten in their last six regulation games at home against Carolina.

"Actually, I was hoping I'd get a chance for another one," Coburn said.

Coburn's goals came within a span of 1:30 midway through the third period, the first with the teams skating 4-on-4, the next on a slap shot.

Brandon Sutter scored for the Hurricanes (2-7-3), who are off to their worst start since 1997 -- the franchise's first season in Carolina -- when they were 2-7-2. Carolina is winless on the road (0-5-2). The Hurricanes are on an 0-5-3 skid overall.

Ray Emery, who stopped 28 shots in the Flyers' season-opening, 2-0 win over Carolina on Oct.2, made 39 saves in the rematch.

Michael Leighton, making his first start for the Hurricanes, stopped 22 shots.

"I felt a little rusty the first part of the game, but I felt good the second half," Leighton said. "I let up a couple of goals early and I gave up some rebounds that I usually don't give up."

Carolina coach Paul Maurice said he thought Leighton needed some game action after Cam Ward started the first 11 games.

"Leighton's been looking good in practice," Maurice said. "He's played well in this situation before."

Hartnell put the Flyers ahead with a power-play goal at 8:04 of the first period when he redirected Chris Pronger's shot from just inside the blue line.

Laliberte made it 2-0 at 12:30, putting in a rebound after Leighton failed to control Ryan Parent's initial shot. Carle earned his 100th NHL point with a wraparound goal at 17:21.

Sutter brought the Hurricanes to within 3-1 with a one-timer at 2:56 of the second, but Van Riemsdyk restored Philadelphia's three-goal lead 14 seconds later with a backhander from in close.

A total of 25 penalties for 68 minutes were assessed during the physical game.

"Guys are sticking up for each other and that's a big part of hockey," Van Riemsdyk said. "We're coming together as a team, becoming a cohesive unit."


  • Flyers LW Daniel Briere (groin) was scratched.
  • Carolina LW Sergei Samsonov, who had an assist, played in his 750th NHL game.
  • Leighton's wife, Jennifer, gave birth to a girl on Friday. The baby is their second child.
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Braydon Coburn (center) scores two goals in a game for the first time in his five-year career. (AP)
Braydon Coburn (center) scores two goals in a game for the first time in his five-year career. (AP)
Carolina (2-7-3)0101
Philadelphia  (6-4-1) «3126
Three Stars
M. Carle

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 2
S. Hartnell

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 2
D. Laliberte

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1

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Scoring Summary
08:04Power Play - Scott Hartnell (3), Wrist Shot. Assist: Pronger, Carle
12:30David Laliberte (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Parent, Hartnell
17:21Matt Carle (2), Wrap Shot. Assist: Hartnell, Richards
02:56Brandon Sutter (1), Snap Shot. Assist: Samsonov, Harrison
03:10James van Riemsdyk (2), Backhand Shot. Assist: Laliberte, Timonen
08:08Braydon Coburn (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: van Riemsdyk, Carter
09:38Braydon Coburn (3), Slap Shot. Assist: Carle, Laperriere
Penalty Summary
01:29Hartnell, 2 min, Slashing
04:54Pyorala, 2 min, Hooking
07:49Jokinen, 2 min, Interference
15:18Brind'Amour, 2 min, Holding the Stick
04:25Laperriere, 5 min, Fighting
04:25Harrison, 5 min, Fighting
04:25Harrison, 2 min, Roughing
08:50Kostopoulos, 5 min, Fighting
08:50Asham, 5 min, Fighting
09:08Conboy, 5 min, Fighting
09:08Carcillo, 5 min, Fighting
15:00Syvret, 2 min, Interference
03:31Kostopoulos, 2 min, Roughing
03:31Asham, 2 min, Roughing
07:10Hartnell, 2 min, Roughing
07:10Walker, 2 min, Roughing
12:15Alberts, 2 min, Roughing
12:15van Riemsdyk, 2 min, Roughing
12:15van Riemsdyk, 2 min, Interference
14:34Carter, 2 min, Hooking
17:08Hartnell, 2 min, Slashing
17:08Pitkanen, 2 min, Slashing
17:08Hartnell, 2 min, Roughing
17:08Ward, 2 min, Roughing
19:57Corvo, 2 min, Roughing
Shots On Goal
Michael Leighton60:00226
Ray Emery60:00391
Game Information
Attendance - 19076
Referees - Dave Jackson, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen - Greg Devorski, Tony Sericolo
Other Games
Min 2 Final
Pitt 1
Dal 2 Final
Nash 4
NJ 2 Final
TB 1
Edm 0 Final
Bos 2
Buf 0 Final
Fla 4 Final
StL 0
Ana 2 Final
Pho 3
Atl 3 Final
Ott 1
Tor 4 Final
Mon 5
Det 3 Final
Cal 1