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Fly-by: Flyers 2, Hurricanes 1

Tuesday, 01.10.2012 / 7:18 PM ET / News
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Fly-by: Flyers 2, Hurricanes 1
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
FINAL
2 - 1
FINAL 1 2 3 T
Flyers 0 1 1 2
Hurricanes 0 1 0 1
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GOAL SCORERS

PHI:   B. Schenn (04:20 - 2nd) , S. Couturier (03:23 - 3rd)
CAR:   J. Samson (PPG, 12:37 - 2nd)
GOALIES

 CAR: C. Ward (L)

   
     LAVIOLETTE 
  COUTURIER    SCHENN
THE ROOKIES TAKE CHARGE
In the midst of a little scoring drought, and by little we mean three measly games, the Hartnell-Giroux-Jagr line took a back seat to the kids in the Flyers' 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes.

This certainly isn't the first game that the rookies have impressed. Marc-Andre Bourdon, Matt Read and Sean Couturier scored in the Flyers loss to Ottawa two nights ago, but tonight Couturier and Brayden Schenn each scored and the team hung on for a victory.

"Sean's played really well all year," said Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette. "I don't think anybody should be mistaken about his offensive abilities because we use him on penalty kills and on the fourth line. He's a really talented guy."

Couturier now has recorded points in three of his last four games including goals in two straight. His goal tonight was his first game-winning-goal of his NHL career.

Rookie Harry Zolnierczyk provided the assist on Couturier's goal, while rookie Brayden Schenn got the Flyers on the board first, going hard to the net and banging home a rebound from Wayne Simmonds early in the second period.

Schenn now has points in four of his last five games, recording two goals and two assists.

That victory, by the way, was also head coach Peter Laviolette's 100th as the Flyers bench boss.
Peter Laviolette recorded his 100th win as coach of the Flyers.  He is 100-59-21 in his tenure for a .586 winning percentage.
 
Per the Elias Sports Bureau, Jerome Samson is the fifth player to score his first career NHL goal against the Flyers this year.
 
Tonight’s goal scorers for the two teams have combined for 10 career goals, none of which occurred before this season.
 
Claude Giroux took 29 of Philadelphia’s 65 face-offs tonight; he won 17 of them (59 pct).
 
The Flyers committed just two giveaways tonight to Carolina’s 10.  It’s the third game in the last six in which the Flyers have had two or fewer giveaways.
 
Jakub Voracek led all players with eight shots on goal tonight.

Sean Couturier
Rookie Sean Couturier gets tonight's first star for the Flyers after recording the game-winning goal and his second tally in his second straight game.

Couturier picked up the puck just past the blueline after Harry Zolnierczyk partially blocked the Hurricanes pass attempt.

Coming down the right wing on Hurricanes' goaltender Cam Ward, Couturier fired a rocket just over the blocker of Ward for his seventh goal of the year.

"Bob was sharp and he bailed us out a couple times. I thought we did a good job taking care of our end early on. There weren't a lot of scoring chances 5-on-5, so we tightened things up."
- Peter Laviolette

"I think it's nice that there's a few of us in the same position as rookies and it's fun to have a bunch of people in the same boat and we're just trying to feed off each other and keep helping this team be successful down the road."
- Harry Zolnierczyk
Tonight's turning point isn't 3:23 into the third period when Sean Couturier scored the Flyers second goal which put them back into the lead.

It's the final 16:37 of time remaining following that goal that decided the game for the Flyers.

The Flyers held on to a slim one-goal lead to earn the victory and what's perhaps more impressive is that they did so without committing a penalty and giving the Hurricanes an opening in the game.
PIC OF THE NIGHT: View from the corner boards as the Flyers lineup for a faceoff.

Flyers 2, Hurricanes 1
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Sean Couturier scored the tiebreaking goal 3:23 into the third period and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Brayden Schenn had the Flyers' other goal and Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves. Philadelphia is 18-3-3 against the Hurricanes since the start of the 2006-07 season, including 10-1-1 in Carolina.

  FULL RECAP

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 76 21 55 7 76
C. Giroux 75 23 46 2 69
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 76 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 76 13 17 1 30
M. Del Zotto 58 9 20 -5 29
M. Read 74 7 22 -7 29
M. Raffl 61 20 6 7 26
V. Lecavalier 52 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 11 .927 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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