Philadelphia 5, Vancouver 4

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 1-1-0-1 0-0-0-1 1-1-0-0 L1
Philadelphia 3-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 W3


Defenseman Andrej Meszaros snapped a tie early in the third period and Claude Giroux scored for the third time in as many games and added two assists as the Philadelphia Flyers won their home opener by skating to a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.

Captain Chris Pronger collected a goal and an assist and James van Riemsdyk scored his first goal since signing a six-year contract extension for Philadelphia, which began the season with a 3-0-0 start for the second time in three years.

Just 61 seconds after Daniel Sedin leveled the contest with a power-play goal, Meszaros regained the advantage by beating Vezina Trophy finalist Roberto Luongo at 4:40 of the third period.

Jakub Voracek netted his second goal of the season and Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 36 shots to improve to 8-7-2 in his career versus the Canucks.

Mikael Samuelsson and Henrik and Daniel Sedin collected a goal and assist apiece and Chris Higgins also scored for Vancouver.

Luongo remained winless on the young season after stopping just 22 of 27 shots.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Philadelphia
Mikael Samuelsson 2 Points Claude Giroux 3
Mikael Samuelsson 1 Goals Claude Giroux 1
Alexandre Burrows 2 Assists Claude Giroux 2
Mikael Samuelsson 1 Power Play Goals Claude Giroux 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .815 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov .900
Roberto Luongo 22 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 36

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 40 4 2-7 3-5 10 34
Philadelphia 27 5 2-5 5-7 14 37

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Flyers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Canucks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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