Voracek scored twice,
Read trails only Chicago's
''It's made hockey a little bit more fun,'' the 30-year-old Read said, adding, ''The last couple of years have been frustrating. You are battling as much as you can out there to try and get better. Scoring a couple of goals here early get the confidence high. I enjoy going on the ice every shift and giving it your all and trying to make this team better every shift.''
''They found a way to get in behind us and get some goals,'' Staal said. ''It wasn't like they completely outplayed us, but they found a way to get the puck in.
''I think you have to keep your cool and look forward to the next shift, and obviously try to play the best you can. The best way is to start playing in their end, and we didn't find a way to do that.''
The teams combined for seven goals in the second period. Following Simmonds' holding penalty, Faulk scored 50 seconds into the period through a screen set by Staal, then Staal scored off a feed from
The Flyers rallied with four straight goals. Manning got the Flyers on the board 4:50 in by skating in from the point and faking out Lack before poking the puck in, and Voracek redirected Ivan Provorov's point shot for his first at 7:19 to tie it
Read made it 3-2 with 4:09 left by also getting his stick on a shot by Provorov, and then Gostisbehere made it a two-goal lead with 2:43 left.
Read had a career-high 24 goals as a rookie in 2011-12 but has just 19 in his last two seasons combined.
''I am going pretty strong with my feet out there,'' Read said. ''I am in really good shape and you just have to keep putting your foot on the gas pedal. As long as we are winning games that's all that matters right now.''
Stempniak finished the scoring in the second with 1:06 remaining.
In the third, Simmonds scored on the power play with 8:10 left in the third to make it 5-3, and then Voracek got his second with 2:27 left.
NOTES: Flyers F Roman Lyubimov played his second game of the season in place of F
Flyers: Visit the Canadiens on Monday night.
Hurricanes: Close out their road trip at Detroit on Tuesday night.