Philadelphia 5, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 22-17-2-5 12-6-1-2 10-11-1-3 L3
Philadelphia 27-13-2-2 11-6-1-1 16-7-1-1 W1

Recap


Rookie Sean Couturier scored a shorthanded goal for his fifth tally in as many games and Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 25 shots as the Philadelphia Flyers breezed to a 5-1 home triumph over the reeling Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

Scott Hartnell netted his team-leading 20th goal, Jakub Voracek and defensemen Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn also tallied and All-Star Claude Giroux secured his 200th career point with an assist for Philadelphia.

Former Flyer Darroll Powe started the contest and scored for Minnesota, which has dropped 14 of its last 16 contests (2-10-4) overall and fell to 0-8-2 in its last 10 road games.

After All-Star Timonen staked Philadelphia to a 1-0 lead, Couturier doubled the advantage midway through the second period after converting a give-and-go with fellow rookie Matt Read. Couturier barely made contact on Read's return pass at the doorstep, but had enough on the shot to join eight of his teammates with double-digit goals this season.

After Powe trimmed the deficit back to one, Coburn netted his second of the season off a deflection just 69 seconds later. Hartnell did the same with just over four minutes remaining in the session to give Philadelphia a 4-1 edge and send the Wells Fargo Center into a frenzy.

Making his third straight start, Josh Harding finished with 29 saves to fall to 2-5-2 in his career versus the Flyers.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Philadelphia
Darroll Powe 1 Points Jaromir Jagr 2
Darroll Powe 1 Goals Braydon Coburn 1
Mike Lundin 1 Assists Jaromir Jagr 2
N/A Power Play Goals Scott Hartnell 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Sean Couturier 1
Josh Harding .853 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov .962
Josh Harding 29 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 25

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 26 1 0-1 4-6 12 31
Philadelphia 34 5 2-6 1-1 2 29

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against NY Islanders . The Flyers have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .722 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Wild have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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