Philadelphia 9, Columbus 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, November 5, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 2-11-0-1 2-4-0-1 0-7-0-0 L2
Philadelphia 8-4-1-1 4-3-1-1 4-1-0-0 W1

Recap

Jakub Voracek burned his former team with a goal and two assists as the Philadelphia Flyers scored five times in the first period and kept the Columbus Blue Jackets winless on the road this season with a convincing 9-2 triumph on Saturday.

Rookie Sean Couturier scored twice, James van Riemsdyk collected a goal and two assists and Claude Giroux and Max Talbot both tallied for the fourth time in five contests as Philadelphia improved to 3-0-1 in its last four games.

Staked to an offensive explosion, Ilya Bryzgalov cruised to his third straight victory by turning aside 33 shots. The 31-year-old Russian's bid for his second shutout of the season and 25th career ended when Derek Dorsett tallied with 6:47 remaining in the third period.

Acquired in the offseason deal which sent three-time 30-goal scorer Jeff Carter to Columbus, Voracek forced a turnover and set up Talbot with 6:51 remaining in the first period to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead.

After Giroux scored 88 seconds later, Voracek capped the five-goal first period with his third tally of the season.

NHL-worst Columbus has dropped all seven road contests this season and fell to 0-10-2 dating to last season. The Blue Jackets are two road losses shy of tying their franchise mark, which was set in 2003-04.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Philadelphia
Grant Clitsome 1 Points James Van Riemsdyk 3
Grant Clitsome 1 Goals Sean Couturier 2
Aaron Johnson 1 Assists James Van Riemsdyk 2
N/A Power Play Goals Jaromir Jagr 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Sean Couturier 1
Steve Mason .750 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov .943
Steve Mason 21 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 33

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 35 2 0-2 4-5 27 31
Philadelphia 33 9 1-5 2-2 23 38

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Flyers have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play their next game at home against Chicago . The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .182 after a loss.
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