The Wild responded quickly. Just 1:11 later, former Flyer Darroll Powe beat Ilya Bryzgalov with a high slap shot to cut the Flyers lead in half. That didn’t last long as 1:09 later Braydon Coburn’s blast from the point hit a body in front and beat Harding to give the Flyers a 3-1. After only scoring once in the first period, the two teams combined for three goals in 2:20. With just under four minutes remaining in the second period Scott Hartnell got into the mix with his 20th goal of the season which came on the power play to give the Flyers a 4-1 lead.
The third period began almost immediately with the Flyers headed back on the power play. Just 2:22 into the period #22 for the Wild, Cal Clutterbuck, got 2 minutes for tripping and 2 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct. The recap: at 2:22 #22 got 2 and 2. The Flyers were not able to capitalize on their four minute power play but with 8:02 remaining Jakub Voracek notched his seventh goal of the year to put the Flyers up 5-1 and that is how this one would end.
Claude Giroux’s first period assist was his 200th NHL point (68 G, 132 A) in 248 NHL games. Scott Hartnell’s second period goal was his 20th of the year. It marks the sixth time in his career he has topped 20 goals and the fourth time he has done it for the Flyers. One final note, the Flyers were only whistled for one penalty all night (the Meszaros boarding) and they scored on their only shorthanded opportunity.
The Flyers get back at it Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 pm.
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