Van Riemsdyk has 3-point game, Flyers beat Panthers 6-2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) James van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Florida Panthers 6-2 on Thursday night.

Robert Hagg, Sean Couturier, Scott Laughton, Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Tyler Pitlick scored for the Flyers. Carter Hart made 26 saves for his first road win in eight games. Hart had lost his last seven road starts since a 3-2 shootout victory against the Boston Bruins on Nov. 10.

''I didn't know that,'' Hart said. ''I prepare the same. There's no difference from playing at home than playing on the road because it's the same puck, it's the same ice surface, it's the same boards. It's all the same.''

Justin Braun had three assists and Matt Niskanen had two as the Flyers improved to 9-3-1 in their past 12 games.

''It seems like all lines have been contributing. That's what you need,'' van Riemsdyk said.

Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for Florida. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed three goals on nine shots and was relieved by Sam Montembeault at the start of the second period. Montembeault made 16 saves. The Panthers dropped to 2-5-1 in their last eight games.

Trailing 4-0, Huberdeau's shot from below the right circle got by Hart 33 seconds into the third to make the score 4-1.

Barkov's wrist shot from the left circle found the net at 4:56 and closed the score to 4-2.

Couturier's goal, a shot from the slot, beat Montembeault and made the score 5-2 with 5:08 left in the third. Hagg's power-play goal made the score 6-2 with 27 seconds left.

''They had their push, but we kind of refocused as the third went on and finished strong,'' Couturier said.

The Flyers took a 3-0 lead in the first.

Van Riemsdyk poked a rebound past Bobrovsky 4:24 in to make the score 1-0. Pitlick fired a shot from the right circle that went top shelf with 2:23 left in the first that made it 2-0. Aube-Kuble found a loose puck in front of the net after Florida's MacKenzie Weegar misplayed the rebound and beat Bobrovsky with 1:28 left to stretch the lead to 3-0.

Laughton's goal, a shot from close range after a feed from van Riemsdyk, built the lead to 4-0 with 1:02 left in the second.

''It was pretty ugly. A couple went in early and we lost a little of our compete,'' Panthers coach Joel Quenneville said.

The Panthers have lost five of their past six.

''Whatever we're doing out there is not near good enough,'' forward Brian Connolly said.

NOTES: Flyers D Travis Sanheim left early in the third with an upper-body injury. ... D Shayne Gostisbehere missed his fourth consecutive game with a knee injury. ... Barkov's goal was his 152nd, tying him with Pavel Bure for third in franchise history. ... Panthers C Noel Acciari left in the second period with an upper-body injury. ... D Brian Boyle missed his fifth straight game with an upper-body injury. ... The Panthers are 0 for 12 on the power play in their last four games.

UP NEXT

Flyers: At the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Panthers: Host the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

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123T
PHI32-19-7
3126
FLA30-21-6
0022
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Aube-Kubel RW10120/0012:250
J. Braun D03100/0217:323
C. Bunnaman C00102/2011:190
S. Couturier C100310/6017:440
J. Farabee LW00110/1017:191
C. Giroux LW010010/4017:250
R. Hagg D10320/0018:001
K. Hayes C00122/6017:190
T. Konecny RW00021/0016:490
S. Laughton C101410/3014:331
P. Myers D00100/0019:571
M. Niskanen D02110/0025:013
T. Pitlick RW10130/0013:024
I. Provorov D00-100/0025:201
M. Raffl LW02132/2012:420
T. Sanheim D01100/0011:510
J. Voracek RW00020/0016:320
J. van Riemsdyk LW12230/0213:100
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Acciari RW00-101/6006:230
A. Barkov C10127/16022:360
J. Brown D00-200/0215:031
B. Connolly LW00-220/0011:480
E. Dadonov RW00220/0019:590
A. Ekblad D01-120/0023:122
M. Hoffman RW00-140/0019:474
J. Huberdeau LW10140/0421:491
M. Matheson D00-120/0010:422
M. Pysyk RW00-100/0010:523
C. Sceviour LW00-102/2011:271
R. Stillman D00-100/0018:171
A. Stralman D01-120/0020:330
D. Toninato C00-101/4212:451
V. Trocheck C00-2113/8015:151
F. Vatrano LW00-230/1014:012
M. Weegar D01-130/0022:473
K. Yandle D01-110/0018:160
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hart (W)282260.92960:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hart (W)28
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
S. Bobrovsky (L)9360.66720:00
S. Montembeault 193160.84240:00
GOAL Robert Hagg (Slap shot), Assists: Michael Raffl and Justin Braun
PHI:GoalsShots
FLA:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • PHI
      19:32(PP) GOAL Robert Hagg (Slap shot), Assists: Michael Raffl and Justin Braun
    • PHI
      14:52GOAL Sean Couturier (Wrist shot), Assist: Claude Giroux
    • FLA
      04:56GOAL Aleksander Barkov (Wrist shot), Assists: Keith Yandle and Anton Stralman
    • FLA
      33.0GOAL Jonathan Huberdeau (Wrist shot), Assists: MacKenzie Weegar and Aaron Ekblad
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • PHI
      18:58GOAL Scott Laughton (Wrist shot), Assists: James van Riemsdyk and Justin Braun
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • PHI
      18:32GOAL Nicolas Aube-Kubel (Snap shot), Assists: Michael Raffl and Justin Braun
    • PHI
      17:37GOAL Tyler Pitlick (Snap shot), Assists: James van Riemsdyk and Matt Niskanen
    • PHI
      04:24GOAL James van Riemsdyk (Slap shot), Assists: Matt Niskanen and Travis Sanheim
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • FLA
      19:04Jonathan Huberdeau penalty Boarding - 2 min.
    • PHI
      19:04James van Riemsdyk penalty Roughing - 2 min.
    • FLA
      19:04Jonathan Huberdeau penalty Roughing - 2 min., served by Mike Hoffman
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • PHI
      11:00Justin Braun penalty Holding - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • FLA
      11:46Dominic Toninato penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • FLA
      02:12Josh Brown penalty Holding - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
PHI
FLA
Shots on Goal2828
Goals in Power Play10
Faceoff Wins3724
Penalties24
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties24
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
PHI
Shots on Goal28
Goals in Power Play1
Faceoff Wins37
Penalties2
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties2
Misconducts0
123T
PHI32-19-7
3126
FLA30-21-6
0022
STARS OF THE GAME
21.4 %SHOT %7.1 %
0.929 %SAVE %0.786 %
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Aube-Kubel RW10120/0012:250
J. Braun D03100/0217:323
C. Bunnaman C00102/2011:190
S. Couturier C100310/6017:440
J. Farabee LW00110/1017:191
C. Giroux LW010010/4017:250
R. Hagg D10320/0018:001
K. Hayes C00122/6017:190
T. Konecny RW00021/0016:490
S. Laughton C101410/3014:331
P. Myers D00100/0019:571
M. Niskanen D02110/0025:013
T. Pitlick RW10130/0013:024
I. Provorov D00-100/0025:201
M. Raffl LW02132/2012:420
T. Sanheim D01100/0011:510
J. Voracek RW00020/0016:320
J. van Riemsdyk LW12230/0213:100
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Acciari RW00-101/6006:230
A. Barkov C10127/16022:360
J. Brown D00-200/0215:031
B. Connolly LW00-220/0011:480
E. Dadonov RW00220/0019:590
A. Ekblad D01-120/0023:122
M. Hoffman RW00-140/0019:474
J. Huberdeau LW10140/0421:491
M. Matheson D00-120/0010:422
M. Pysyk RW00-100/0010:523
C. Sceviour LW00-102/2011:271
R. Stillman D00-100/0018:171
A. Stralman D01-120/0020:330
D. Toninato C00-101/4212:451
V. Trocheck C00-2113/8015:151
F. Vatrano LW00-230/1014:012
M. Weegar D01-130/0022:473
K. Yandle D01-110/0018:160
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hart (W)282260.92960:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hart (W)28
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
S. Bobrovsky (L)9360.66720:00
S. Montembeault 193160.84240:00
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
PHI32-19-7
3126
FLA30-21-6
0022
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Aube-Kubel RW10120/0012:250
J. Braun D03100/0217:323
C. Bunnaman C00102/2011:190
S. Couturier C100310/6017:440
J. Farabee LW00110/1017:191
C. Giroux LW010010/4017:250
R. Hagg D10320/0018:001
K. Hayes C00122/6017:190
T. Konecny RW00021/0016:490
S. Laughton C101410/3014:331
P. Myers D00100/0019:571
M. Niskanen D02110/0025:013
T. Pitlick RW10130/0013:024
I. Provorov D00-100/0025:201
M. Raffl LW02132/2012:420
T. Sanheim D01100/0011:510
J. Voracek RW00020/0016:320
J. van Riemsdyk LW12230/0213:100
Total61102837/244-15
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
N. Acciari RW00-101/6006:230
A. Barkov C10127/16022:360
J. Brown D00-200/0215:031
B. Connolly LW00-220/0011:480
E. Dadonov RW00220/0019:590
A. Ekblad D01-120/0023:122
M. Hoffman RW00-140/0019:474
J. Huberdeau LW10140/0421:491
M. Matheson D00-120/0010:422
M. Pysyk RW00-100/0010:523
C. Sceviour LW00-102/2011:271
R. Stillman D00-100/0018:171
A. Stralman D01-120/0020:330
D. Toninato C00-101/4212:451
V. Trocheck C00-2113/8015:151
F. Vatrano LW00-230/1014:012
M. Weegar D01-130/0022:473
K. Yandle D01-110/0018:160
Total2402824/378-22
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Hart (W)282260.92960:00
GOALIESSA
C. Hart (W)28
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
S. Bobrovsky (L)9360.66720:00
S. Montembeault 193160.84240:00
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

123T
PHI32-19-7
3126
FLA30-21-6
0022
TEAM STATS
3.51
GF AVG
3.24
GA AVG
.71
Power Play
3.82
GF AVG
3.63
GA AVG
.78
Power Play
All times are US/Eastern.