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Philadelphia
Flyers
42-29-11
Carolina
Hurricanes
43-33-6

21 SOG
35 SOG
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PHI
CAR
game recap

Flyers 6, Hurricanes 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Flyers 6, Hurricanes 3
Philadelphia Flyers 6, Carolina Hurricanes 3

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Daniel Briere scored three goals in the third period to lead the Philadelphia Flyers past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Wednesday night.

Briere added an assist during his third career hat trick and first with the Flyers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Mike Knuble had a goal and two assists, Kimmo Timonen also scored and Scott Hartnell added an empty-netter for Philadelphia, which snapped a two-game losing streak and won for just the second time this season when trailing after one period.

Martin Biron stopped 32 shots but allowed the NHL's second-best power-play unit to connect three times. The Flyers entered having allowed one power-play goal in six games.

Matt Cullen had a goal and two assists, Rod Brind'Amour and Eric Staal also scored and Cam Ward stopped 15 shots for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes, who have lost three of four.

Each of Briere's goals put Philadelphia up by two. His first came 21 seconds into the period when Knuble intercepted Ward's clearing attempt in the right circle and backhanded the puck to Briere, who scored on a forehand. Then, after Staal pulled Carolina to 3-2, Briere snatched the rebound of Braydon Coburn's slap shot and tucked it between Ward's pads and the post.

He capped the hat trick by scoring on the power play, when he weaved through the slot and fired a quick wrist shot that beat Ward high to his glove side with 5:21 left.

Brind'Amour gave the Hurricanes their only lead when his first-period goal made it 1-0. He fired a shot off Biron's pads and then tapped the rebound past his glove for his 11th goal of the season and sixth against the team with whom he spent 8 1/2 seasons.

The Flyers led 2-1 in the second after scoring twice in less than 2 minutes, tying it when Knuble one-timed a rebound past Ward with about 5 minutes left. They took the lead when Timonen's slap shot from the point beat a flopped Ward high to his glove side.

Notes: Philadelphia C Mike Richards had an assist to extend his point streak to seven games. ... The Hurricanes lost for just the second time when Brind'Amour scores. ... Philadelphia managed just three shots in the first period. ... The Flyers improved to 2-5 when trailing after one period, and 10-0 when leading after two. ... Carolina LW Andrew Ladd played in his 100th NHL game, and Cullen - in his second stint with Carolina - played his 100th as a member of the Hurricanes.

scoring summary
1st Period
14:05
CAR
PPG - Rod Brind'Amour (11) ASST: Ray Whitney (13), Matt Cullen (17)
1 - 0 CAR
2nd Period
14:43
PHI
Mike Knuble (6) ASST: Randy Jones (6), Rory Fitzpatrick (1)
1 - 1 Tie
16:28
PHI
PPG - Kimmo Timonen (2) ASST: Daniel Briere (14)
2 - 1 PHI
3rd Period
00:21
PHI
PPG - Daniel Briere (8) ASST: Mike Knuble (5)
3 - 1 PHI
02:34
CAR
PPG - Eric Staal (13) ASST: Matt Cullen (18), Jeff Hamilton (10)
3 - 2 PHI
03:04
PHI
Daniel Briere (9) ASST: Braydon Coburn (6), Scott Hartnell (4)
4 - 2 PHI
05:56
CAR
PPG - Matt Cullen (5) ASST: Cory Stillman (15), Justin Williams (16)
4 - 3 PHI
14:39
PHI
PPG - Daniel Briere (10) ASST: Kimmo Timonen (11), Mike Knuble (6)
5 - 3 PHI
19:29
PHI
EN - Scott Hartnell (2) ASST: NONE
6 - 3 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
10:26
CAR
Justin Williams  Holding the stick against  Mike Richards
13:28
PHI
Martin Biron  Roughing against  Eric Staal
15:18
CAR
Chad LaRose  Tripping against  Ben Eager
15:25
PHI
Joffrey Lupul  Slashing against  Mike Commodore
2nd Period
01:56
PHI
Denis Tolpeko  Slashing against  Eric Staal
04:15
CAR
Frantisek Kaberle  Hooking against  Denis Tolpeko
10:42
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Roughing against  Craig Adams
10:42
CAR
Craig Adams  Roughing against  Scott Hartnell
16:10
CAR
Justin Williams  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Martin Biron
16:10
CAR
Justin Williams  Unsportsmanlike conduct
17:19
PHI
Mike Richards  Holding against  Ray Whitney
19:43
CAR
Justin Williams  Hooking against  Daniel Briere
3rd Period
01:21
PHI
Scottie Upshall  Interference against  Ray Whitney
04:04
PHI
Braydon Coburn  Tripping against  Matt Cullen
10:48
PHI
Joffrey Lupul  Roughing against  Mike Commodore
11:31
PHI
Mike Richards  Hi-sticking against  Cory Stillman
13:55
CAR
Frantisek Kaberle  Hooking against  Mike Richards
goalie stats
Martin Biron
Martin Biron
SA: 35TOI: 59:42
Saves: 32EV: 20 - 20
PIM: 2PP: 11 - 14
SV%: .914SH: 1 - 1
Cam Ward
SA: 20TOI: 58:55
Saves: 15EV: 11 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 4
SV%: .750SH: 3 - 3