Vancouver 3, Philadelphia 2

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 4-3-0-0 2-2-0-0 2-1-0-0 W1
Philadelphia 1-6-0-0 1-3-0-0 0-3-0-0 L3


Canucks 3, Flyers 2: Ryan Kesler scored his second goal with 2:25 to play in the third period to lift visiting Vancouver past Philadelphia.

Chris Higgins added a goal and an assist and captain Henrik Sedin collected a pair of helpers - the 800th and 801st points of his career - as the Canucks halted a two-game skid in the opener of a seven-game road trip. Roberto Luongo turned aside 20 shots for Vancouver.

Tye McGinn scored both goals and Steve Mason made 22 saves for the Flyers, who matched the worst start in franchise history through seven games. Kesler pushed home a rebound of a shot by Higgins as Philadelphia fell to 1-6-0 overall and 1-3-0 under coach Craig Berube.

McGinn put the Flyers on top, backhanding a rebound past Luongo at 12:26 of the opening period, but the Canucks tied it 10 seconds later on a fluke goal. Mason skated behind his net to play a puck, only to see it carom off the boards and into the crease where Kesler tapped it in.

McGinn netted his second goal just over two minutes into the middle session, corralling a loose back at the far post and tucking a backhand past Luongo. The Canucks got the equalizer 7 1/2 minutes into the third when Sedin patiently waited behind the net before feeding Higgins just outside the crease and he swept it home for his first of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Sedin became the first player in franchise history to reach 800 points with his seventh and eighth assists of the season. ... Flyers D Braydon Coburn was a minus-3 in his 500th career game. ... McGinn has three goals in two games, matching his total in 18 contests last season. ... Philadelphia's previous worst start through seven games was an 0-5-1-1 mark in 1999-00.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Philadelphia
Ryan Kesler 2 Points Tye McGinn 2
Ryan Kesler 2 Goals Tye McGinn 2
Henrik Sedin 2 Assists Claude Giroux 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .909 Save Percentage Steve Mason .880
Roberto Luongo 20 Saves Steve Mason 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 25 3 0-1 2-2 9 35
Philadelphia 22 2 0-2 1-1 7 15

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Flyers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .167 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Canucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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