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Flyers 4, Stars 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Associated Press

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Flyers 4, Stars 1
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Dallas Stars 1
Three Stars of the Game
Claude Giroux
1st
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 15:15
Jaromir Jagr
2nd
Jaromir Jagr
RW
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 14:06
Kimmo Timonen
3rd
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:32

DALLAS (AP) - Claude Giroux had a goal and three assists in his return from a four-game absence due to a concussion and the surging Philadelphia Flyers beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 Wednesday night.

Wayne Simmonds and Jaromir Jagr added power-play goals, and defenseman Andrej Meszaros connected at even strength for Philadelphia. Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves as the Flyers improved to 10-2-1 in their last 13 overall and 13-3-2 on the road this season.

Giroux, the Flyers' top scorer, was out since he was injured in a game against Tampa Bay on Dec. 10 when he was accidentally hit in the back of the head by Simmonds' knee.

Michael Ryder scored in the game's first minute for the Stars, who were 4-1-0 in their previous five games.

Stars rookie Richard Bachman stopped 27 shots in his sixth straight start, subbing while regular goaltender Kari Lehtonen completes his recovery from a groin injury. Lehtonen is expected back within a week.

Ryder struck 56 seconds after the opening faceoff, firing a shot from high in the left circle that beat Bobrovsky to the glove side for Ryder's team-high 12th goal of the season.

Giroux tied it at 8:30 of the first period when he swept a loose puck into an open net for his team-best 17th goal.

Simmonds put the Flyers in front for good about 3 minutes later, cashing in on his team's first power play of the night with a deflection for his 10th goal of the season.

Jagr got his 11th goal 29 seconds into a power play, converting Giroux's return pass at 8:00 of the second period to extend the lead to 3-1.

Meszaros put the game away at 5:22 of the final period, skating in alone after a pass from Giroux and beating Bachman.

The game was heated at times, with three misconducts issued and several skirmishes after whistles.

In addition, there was an incident after the first period when Flyers coach Peter Laviolette shoved Dallas agitator Steve Ott in the back as the teams headed to their locker rooms.

NOTES: The Flyers made the second stop of a five-game trip. ... F Adam Burish returned to the Dallas lineup after missing 15 games with a broken hand. ... Forward Tomas Vincour (knee), D Philip Larsen (lower body) and D Stephane Robidas (foot) were out for the Stars. ... The teams met for the only time this season. The Flyers are 5-1-0 in their last six against the Stars. ... Bachman was 4-1 in his first five NHL starts.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:56
DAL
Michael Ryder (12) ASST: Loui Eriksson (17), Jamie Benn (21)
1 - 0 DAL
08:30
PHI
Claude Giroux (17) ASST: Jaromir Jagr (18), Scott Hartnell (14)
1 - 1 Tie
11:36
PHI
PPG - Wayne Simmonds (10) ASST: Kimmo Timonen (21), Claude Giroux (24)
2 - 1 PHI
2nd Period
08:00
PHI
PPG - Jaromir Jagr (11) ASST: Claude Giroux (25), Kimmo Timonen (22)
3 - 1 PHI
3rd Period
05:22
PHI
Andrej Meszaros (4) ASST: Claude Giroux (26), Scott Hartnell (15)
4 - 1 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
10:51
DAL
Vernon Fiddler  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Maxime Talbot
13:51
DAL
Michael Ryder  Tripping against  Harry Zolnierczyk
18:40
PHI
Zac Rinaldo  Interference against  Michael Ryder
2nd Period
05:37
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Interference against  Eric Nystrom
07:39
DAL
Sheldon Souray  Slashing against  Maxime Talbot
12:21
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Marc-Andre Bourdon
12:21
PHI
Marc-Andre Bourdon  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Brenden Morrow
14:47
PHI
Tom Sestito  Misconduct (10 min) against  Adam Burish
14:47
DAL
Adam Burish  Misconduct (10 min) against  Tom Sestito
15:41
DAL
Jake Dowell  Interference against  Sergei Bobrovsky
18:14
DAL
Mark Fistric  Elbowing against  Harry Zolnierczyk
18:14
DAL
Brenden Morrow  Misconduct (10 min)
3rd Period
12:09
PHI
Marc-Andre Bourdon  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Steve Ott
goalie stats
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 31TOI: 59:57
Saves: 30EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .968SH: 2 - 2
Richard Bachman
Richard Bachman
4-2-0
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 26EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .867SH: 0 - 0
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