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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
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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