|PHI||2||2||1||(0 - 0)||5|
|CAR||1||1||1||(0 - 0)||3|
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Claude Giroux took less than a minute and a half to get his first goal and proceeded to have his most productive game this season.
Giroux finished with two goals and an assist, leading the surging Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.
"It's only one game," said Giroux, who has 11 goals and 11 assists after his first multigoal game of the season. "The other lines brought a lot of energy and got the team going. It was obviously a team effort tonight."
"I really think it starts with good leadership," said Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette, who coached Carolina to the Stanley Cup title in 2006. "I think our leadership has been excellent, and from there it comes down to competitiveness. We've got a good group in there that really works hard."
Patrick Dwyer scored his first two goals of the season for Carolina, one short-handed and another on a penalty shot. Tuomo Ruutu also scored for Carolina.
Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward had 13 saves on 17 shots before being pulled for Brian Boucher.
"Our first period, believe it or not, has been our sink all year," Carolina coach Paul Maurice said. "It's something to do with too much room or too much respect for the other team's offense. We give them too much room and their offense looks great."
The Flyers, who have points in seven straight games (5-0-2), are 17-1-3 in their last 21 games against Carolina.
Giroux gave Philadelphia the lead on a rush 79 seconds into the game, taking a lead pass from Jagr and beating Ward glove side.
Talbot made it 2-0 at 8:50, as Read tipped him the puck in the low slot from behind the goal.
Dwyer cut the lead in half with a short-handed goal - the first the Flyers have allowed this season - at 19:59 of the period, as Eric Staal fed him on the rush.
Giroux scored his second of the game on a rush at 2:45 of the second, beating Ward over his left shoulder from the left circle with Jagr getting an assist.
Philadelphia made it 4-1 on a power play at 6:58, as Simmonds deflected Giroux's shot from the left circle between Ward's pads to end the goalie's night.
Ruutu scored later in the second and Dwyer connected on his penalty shot at 4:36 of the third, but Read got the clincher on a rush at 16:09.
NOTES: Jagr has points in eight of his last 10 games. . C Jeff Skinner played in his 100th game for Carolina. . Hurricanes D Joni Pitkanen missed his second straight game (lower body). . The Flyers had no injury scratches. . The teams meet again in Philadelphia next Monday.
|Claude Giroux (10) Snap shot - ASST: Jaromir Jagr (10), Chris Pronger (7)|
1 - 0 PHI
|Maxime Talbot (6) Snap shot - ASST: Matt Read (5), Jakub Voracek (8)|
2 - 0 PHI
|SHG - Patrick Dwyer (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Eric Staal (4)|
2 - 1 PHI
|Claude Giroux (11) Snap shot - ASST: Jaromir Jagr (11)|
3 - 1 PHI
|PPG - Wayne Simmonds (4) Deflected shot - ASST: Claude Giroux (11), Chris Pronger (8)|
4 - 1 PHI
|Tuomo Ruutu (7) Snap shot - ASST: Jussi Jokinen (9), Jeff Skinner (11)|
4 - 2 PHI
|SHG - PS - Patrick Dwyer (2) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
4 - 3 PHI
|Matt Read (5) Tip-in - ASST: Jakub Voracek (9), Chris Pronger (9)|
5 - 3 PHI
|Zac Rinaldo Roughing against Jussi Jokinen|
|Bryan Allen Roughing against Harry Zolnierczyk|
|Tuomo Ruutu Slashing against Zac Rinaldo|
|Zac Rinaldo Too many men/ice - bench|
|Jeff Skinner Too many men/ice - bench|
|Sean Couturier Tripping against Tuomo Ruutu|
|Jakub Voracek Roughing against Jeff Skinner|
|Jeff Skinner Holding against Jakub Voracek|
|Tim Brent Tripping against Harry Zolnierczyk|
|Tomas Kaberle Hooking against Daniel Brière|
|Wayne Simmonds Cross checking against Jay Harrison|
|Alexei Ponikarovsky Interference against Scott Hartnell|
|Andrej Meszaros Interference against Jeff Skinner|
|Tuomo Ruutu Hooking against Andrej Meszaros|
|Andreas Lilja Tripping against Jeff Skinner|