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Fly-by: Flyers 3, Panthers 2 (SO)

Tuesday, 01.24.2012 / 8:11 PM ET / News
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Fly-by: Flyers 3, Panthers 2 (SO)
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
FINAL SO
3 - 2
FINAL SO 1 2 3 OT SO T
Flyers 2 0 0 0 1 (1-3) 3
Panthers 1 1 0 0 0 (0-3) 2
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GOAL SCORERS

PHI:   B. Schenn (PPG, 10:35 - 1st) , J. Voracek (17:59 - 1st) , C. Giroux (00:00 - SO)
FLA:   M. Samuelsson (PPG, 02:49 - 1st) , T. Fleischmann (15:40 - 2nd)
GOALIES

 FLA: S. Clemmensen (L)

   
             Laviolette 
  Giroux    Timonen
TIME FOR A BREAK
Bob did a little song & dance following one of the biggest saves of his season. And he had good reason to.

The save ended a long winless skid in shootouts for the Flyers (six straight), helped solidify a slim lead on the Penguins and Senators in the Eastern Conference standings, and most importantly sent the team into the All-Star break on a winning note.

This year's team is different. There's a sense of confidence that is coming from all around the room, veterans and rookies alike.

"It's been great. There's a lot of excitement in this dressing room with the young guys. Our veteran guys are stepping up and leading and that's a good combination," added Scott Hartnell, who will be making his first appearance in an All-Star Game this weekend.

In his last five starts in net for the Flyers, Bobrovsky has had four of them decided by one goal. One doesn't normally think of Bobrovsky as one of the "young" guys on the team, but the 23-year-old is in just his second season in the NHL.

"I think the organization has done a good job in putting young players in our organization, good players," said Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette. "I've said from the start, with that comes an opportunity and the opportunity is theirs to make something of it."

Those same opportunities will come at an even more furious pace once the All-Star festivities pass by this weekend. The Flyers will face a schedule that sees them average a game every other day, 34 in 68 days to be exact.

For now however, the Flyers have the next five days completely off.
The Flyers won their first shootout of the season in their fourth occasion.  It snaps a six-game losing streak in shootouts.  The Flyers’ last win in a shootout came on March 19, 2011 in Dallas, a win that took 12 rounds.
 
The Flyers have now gotten a goal from a rookie in 11 of their last 13 games, including eight of their last nine.
 
The Flyers recorded 38 hits tonight, one game after recording 39 against Boston.  The two totals are their second and third highest of the season.
 
Claude Giroux was 12-for-26 on faceoffs, snapping an eight-game streak of going 50 percent or better in the circle.
 
Giroux played over 27 minutes for the second consecutive game and the fourth time this season.
 
With 37 shots tonight, the Flyers have now had 35 or more shots in 10 of their last 12 games.
 
The Flyers committed just four giveaways tonight.  They have now committed fewer than 10 giveaways in six consecutive games.  They’ve gone over 10 giveaways just three times in their last 21 games dating back to December 10.
Scott Hartnell
Sergei Bobrovsky gets tonight's first star for stopping 23 of 25 shots en route to the Flyers' 3-2 win in a shootout in South Florida against the Panthers.

Not only did he deny all nine shots he faced in the third period and both shots in overtime from the Panthers, he stopped all three players in the shootout, including the final save of the night, to grab the full two points heading into the All-Star break.

"It was a pass from Mez, walked off the wall and I just put it on net.  The puck popped up in the air and the goalie didn't know where it was. Reader crashed the net and luckily it went in. It's always nice to score in front of your dad. Hopefully we can keep it going."
- Brayden Schenn

"All year long the young players have given the coaching staff and the organization nothing but confidence to put back on the ice to continue to develop and grow."
-Peter Laviolette
Tonight's turning point came on the game's very last shot.

Panthers forward Mike Santorelli needed to score and extend the shootout, but was denied by Sergei Bobrovsky to end the game.

With the game very much in doubt for either team, Claude Giroux recorded the only goal for the Flyers paving the way for Bobrovsky to seal it.

Santorelli went in, deked to go low on Bobrovsky's glove side, but Bob stuck with it and didn't allow for the shootout to continue.
PIC OF THE DAY: Claude Giroux scores the game-winner in the shootout.

Flyers 3, Panthers 2 (SO)
Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Claude Giroux scored the only goal in a shootout and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Giroux beat Scott Clemmensen on the stick side to give the Flyers their first shootout victory in four tries this season.

  FULL RECAP

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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