Philadelphia 4, Nashville 1

Thursday, February 2, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 31-17-3-1 16-7-2-1 15-10-1-0 L1
Philadelphia 30-14-2-4 12-7-1-3 18-7-1-1 W1


Wayne Simmonds tallied twice and Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 26 shots as the Philadelphia Flyers snapped the Nashville Predators' five-game winning streak with a 4-1 home triumph on Thursday.

Matt Read scored his NHL rookie-leading 16th goal of the season and All-Star Claude Giroux added an empty-net tally as Philadelphia snapped a three-game losing skid at the Wells Fargo Center. With the win, the Flyers moved to within three points of the Atlantic Division-leading New York Rangers.

All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter spoiled Bryzgalov's bid for his second shutout of the season and 25th career at 8:37 of the third period. The Russian shut the door from there to improve to 3-0-2 in his last five games - allowing one goal or less in four of those contests.

After Simmonds opened the scoring late in the first period, Read doubled the advantage with 5:28 left in the second.

Read poked the puck away from Predators defenseman Kevin Klein to create a partial breakaway before beating Anders Lindback, who was making the rare start in place of Pekka Rinne.

Simmonds collected his fourth point in two games versus the Predators this season by cleaning up a rebound with 4:41 remaining in the third period. With 15 goals, Simmonds sits one tally shy of his career high.

Lindback finished with 24 saves to suffer his fifth straight loss and sixth in eight decisions this season (2-6-0).

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Philadelphia
Ryan Suter 1 Points Wayne Simmonds 2
Ryan Suter 1 Goals Wayne Simmonds 2
Matt Halischuk 1 Assists Claude Giroux 1
N/A Power Play Goals Wayne Simmonds 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anders Lindback .889 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov .963
Anders Lindback 24 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 27 1 0-4 2-3 10 29
Philadelphia 28 4 1-3 4-4 12 22

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Flyers have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .762 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game at home against St. Louis. The Predators have a W/L % of .594 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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