Philadelphia 2, Arizona 1

Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 9-5-1-2 4-3-1-1 5-2-0-1 L1
Philadelphia 11-4-2-1 5-3-1-1 6-1-1-0 W3


Rookie Matt Read scored to snap a tie with 19 seconds remaining in the third period and Ilya Bryzgalov got the better of his former team by turning aside 30 shots as the Philadelphia Flyers skated to a 2-1 home triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.

James van Riemsdyk tallied midway through the second period and Claude Giroux notched his team-leading 12th assist for Philadelphia, which improved to 6-0-2 in its last eight games.

All was not rosy for the Flyers, who saw veteran Jaromir Jagr exit the game in the first period with a lower body injury. He did not return.

With the game tied at 1-1, Jakub Voracek's sharp-angle shot was denied by Mike Smith. Max Talbot pounced on the rebound and alertly fed Read, who slammed it home to send the Wells Fargo Center into a frenzy. The tally was Read's third in as many games.

Signed to a nine-year, $51 million deal in the offseason, Bryzgalov improved to 5-0-1 in his last six contests since dropping his previous five straight games. The Russian spent four seasons with the Coyotes.

After a scoreless first period, the Flyers kept the pressure on in the second before van Riemsdyk cracked the scoreboard with a snapshot.

Mikkel Boedker leveled the contest by cleaning up a rebound and Smith finished with 40 saves for Phoenix, which fell to 7-2-2 in its last 11 contests and 5-2-1 on the road.

Top Game Performances

Arizona   Philadelphia
Mikkel Boedker 1 Points Matt Read 1
Mikkel Boedker 1 Goals Matt Read 1
Boyd Gordon 1 Assists Claude Giroux 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .952 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov .968
Mike Smith 40 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 31 1 0-4 3-3 11 36
Philadelphia 42 2 0-3 4-4 23 30

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Flyers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .714 after a loss.
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