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Fly-by: Flyers 5, Wild 1

Tuesday, 01.17.2012 / 8:05 PM ET / News
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Fly-by: Flyers 5, Wild 1
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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GOAL SCORERS

MIN:   D. Powe (11:38 - 2nd)
PHI:   K. Timonen (PPG, 02:56 - 1st) , S. Couturier (SHG, 10:27 - 2nd) , B. Coburn (12:47 - 2nd) , S. Hartnell (PPG, 16:04 - 2nd) , J. Voracek (11:58 - 3rd)
GOALIES

MIN: J. Harding (L)

   
  LAVIOLETTE 
  COUTURIER    JAGR    HARTNELL
SPECIAL POWERS
Chalk this one up to special teams.

Coming into tonight's game the Flyers power-play ranked eighth in the NHL at 18.9 percent. That may get a bit of a bump after they recorded two power-play goals in tonight's 5-1 win over the Wild.

What's equally impressive is that the Flyers used a very important shorthanded goal to take a 2-1 lead which they would never relinquish.

"It's a long season, your power play and PK needs to step up," said Claude Giroux. "On the PK, Bryz did a good job of getting the shots he got. We did great tonight, both offensively and defensively. We were really responsible and hopefully we can get some momentum from this game and bring it for Thursday."

The shorthanded goal by Couturier was his fifth goal in his fifth straight game and third game-winning goal in that span. Couturier has 50 percent of the Flyers shorthanded goals, scoring two of their four tallies on the season thus far.

The Flyers have scored six power-play goals in their last seven games, recording at least one in five of their last seven. They have also tallied a power-play goal in each of their last three games at home, going 4-for-16 in that span.

Overall the team's man-advantage ranks sixth in the NHL at 19.4 percent (38-for-196).

The Flyers will put their special teams to the test again on Thursday when they welcome the NY Islanders to town.
Sean Couturier extended his goal-scoring streak to five-straight games with his shorthanded goal.

Couturier's goal was also his third game-winning-goal during his current streak.

Per the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the first time in Flyers history that two rookies have posted five-game goal scoring streaks in the same season – Matt Read (Nov. 13 -21) and Sean Couturier (Jan. 8 – present).
 
Couturier was 8-for-12 (67 percent) on faceoffs tonight.  Claude Giroux was 13 for 24 (54 percent).
 
Scott Hartnell posted his 20th goal of the season, giving him 20 or more goals for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.  He led the Flyers with six shots on goal tonight.

Jaromir Jagr
After recording just one point in his last five games, Flyers foward Jaromir Jagr gets tonight's star with his two assists.

Jagr kicked things off on the power play, helping set up Kimmo Timonen's goal early in the first period.

Jagr also helped another Flyers defenseman get on the board.

Braydon Coburn put the team up by two goals again with another point shot set up by Jagr, who now ranks third on the team in points (34) and assists (22).

"He is such a smart player. He's is good positionally. He's got chances and he's putting them in. It's 5-0 for him on the goal sheet right now. He's just hot right now and I'm just happy for a good young kid. He works hard."
-Scott Hartnell on Couturier

"I think we played a complete game tonight, the way we should play. We've got a stretch of a lot of games at home, we really should take advantage."
-Jaromir Jagr

“It felt great. I mean you want to get out there and get hit and get hits and you know I was fortunate enough to get a couple early and kinda get involved in the game and you know, I think it was a lot of fun.”
- Jody Shelley
Typically a turning point for an opposing team can be a quick strike immediate after the home team scores to gain a two-goal lead. Well the Flyers turned the tables on the Wild tonight.

After taking a 2-0 lead on a shorthanded goal from Sean Couturier, the Wild came back 1:11 later to cut the lead in half off a blast from ex-Flyer Darroll Powe.

Instead of momentum swinging to the Wild, the Flyers responded with a quick tally of their own when ironically 1:11 later, Brayden Coburn fired a shot from the point that got past Wild goaltender Josh Harding to give the Flyers their two-goal lead back and eventually walk away with an 5-1 victory.
PIC OF THE NIGHT: Sean Couturier smiles after extending his scoring streak to five games.

Flyers 5, Wild 1
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sean Couturier had a short-handed goal to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 Tuesday night.

Kimmo Timonen, Scott Hartnell, Braydon Coburn and Jakub Voracek also had goals and Jaromir Jagr had two assists for the Flyers, who got points from 11 different players.

  FULL RECAP

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Gostisbehere 6 1 1 0 2
B. Schenn 6 0 2 2 2
W. Simmonds 6 0 2 -1 2
S. Gagner 6 0 2 1 2
J. Voracek 6 1 0 -1 1
M. Raffl 6 1 0 0 1
R. White 6 1 0 0 1
C. VandeVelde 6 1 0 -1 1
A. MacDonald 6 1 0 0 1
B. Manning 6 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 2 1 0 .981 0.67
S. Mason 0 3 0 .852 4.09
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