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Flyers get 3 power-play goals, beat Hurricanes 5-3

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm •  Published: February 2, 2013
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But Carolina answered just 33 seconds later when Staal scored after picking up a loose puck following a turnover by Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn.

The Flyers regained their two-goal cushion just 52 seconds into the second when Knuble scored his first goal since rejoining Philadelphia last week after three seasons in Washington.

Matt Read forced a turnover behind the net on a poor clearing attempt by Justin Faulk. Knuble beat Ellis on a wraparound to send him to the bench. Ellis made 33 saves in a 1-0 victory over Ottawa on Friday night.

Giroux's power-play goal later in the second made it 5-2. Giroux snapped a six-game goal drought with his third of the season.

Dwyer slid one through after a perfect crossing pass from Jordan Staal to get Carolina within 5-3.

In a back-and-forth opening period, the Flyers scored first on Foster's power-play goal shortly after Bryzgalov made a save on a short-handed breakaway.

Read set it up by faking a shot and passing across to Foster at the right point. Foster skated in a few steps, wound up and fired a slap shot over Ellis' glove.

The Hurricanes tied it at 1 less than 4 minutes later when Pitkanen's slap shot beat Bryzgalov over his blocker.

Bryzgalov took a shot to the head from Jiri Tlusty in the final minutes, but finished the game after going down for a brief moment.

"Bryz was a really strong player for us," Laviolette said.

NOTES: Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds didn't play because of head and neck injuries sustained Friday night when Washington's John Erskine elbowed him in the face. Simmonds will be re-evaluated Sunday. Erskine wasn't penalized after the hit, but received a three-game suspension on Saturday. ... The Hurricanes began a season-high six-game road trip. ... Carolina was 1 for 6 on the power play and is 4 for 36 on the season. ... Eric Staal leads the Hurricanes with six goals and has a point in five straight games.