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game recap

Flyers 6, Hurricanes 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Flyers 6, Hurricanes 1
Carolina Hurricanes 1, Philadelphia Flyers 6

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn waited five years for his first two-goal game in the NHL. Then he took care of the feat in 1 1/2 minutes.

Coburn scored twice and Scott Hartnell and Matt Carle each had a goal and two assists to help Philadelphia snap a two game losing streak and send the Carolina Hurricanes to their eighth straight loss, 6-1 on Saturday.

"I've had a lot of close calls so far," said Coburn, who has played in 227 career NHL games. "You just have to wait for your time."

David Laliberte, playing in his first NHL game, and James Van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers, unbeaten in their last six regulation games at home against Carolina.

"Actually, I was hoping I'd get a chance for another one," Coburn said.

Coburn's goals came within a span of 1:30 midway through the third period, the first with the teams skating 4-on-4, the next on a slap shot.

Brandon Sutter scored for the Hurricanes (2-7-3), who are off to their worst start since 1997 - the franchise's first season in Carolina - when they were 2-7-2. Carolina is winless on the road (0-5-2). The Hurricanes are on an 0-5-3 skid overall.

Ray Emery, who stopped 28 shots in the Flyers' season-opening, 2-0 win over Carolina on Oct.2, made 39 saves in the rematch.

Michael Leighton, making his first start for the Hurricanes, stopped 22 shots.

"I felt a little rusty the first part of the game, but I felt good the second half," Leighton said. "I let up a couple of goals early and I gave up some rebounds that I usually don't give up."

Carolina coach Paul Maurice said he thought Leighton needed some game action after Cam Ward started the first 11 games.

"Leighton's been looking good in practice," Maurice said. "He's played well in this situation before."

Hartnell put the Flyers ahead with a power-play goal at 8:04 of the first period when he redirected Chris Pronger's shot from just inside the blue line.

Laliberte made it 2-0 at 12:30, putting in a rebound after Leighton failed to control Ryan Parent's initial shot. Carle earned his 100th NHL point with a wraparound goal at 17:21.

Sutter brought the Hurricanes to within 3-1 with a one-timer at 2:56 of the second, but Van Riemsdyk restored Philadelphia's three-goal lead 14 seconds later with a backhander from in close.

A total of 25 penalties for 68 minutes were assessed during the physical game.

"Guys are sticking up for each other and that's a big part of hockey," Van Riemsdyk said. "We're coming together as a team, becoming a cohesive unit."

NOTES: Flyers LW Daniel Briere (groin) was scratched. ... Carolina LW Sergei Samsonov, who had an assist, played in his 750th NHL game. ... Leighton's wife, Jennifer, gave birth to a girl on Friday. The baby is their second child.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:04
PHI
PPG - Scott Hartnell (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Pronger (7), Matthew Carle (9)
1 - 0 PHI
12:30
PHI
David Laliberte (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Parent (2), Scott Hartnell (4)
2 - 0 PHI
17:21
PHI
Matthew Carle (2) Wrap-around - ASST: Scott Hartnell (5), Mike Richards (6)
3 - 0 PHI
2nd Period
02:56
CAR
Brandon Sutter (1) Snap shot - ASST: Sergei Samsonov (4), Jay Harrison (1)
3 - 1 PHI
03:10
PHI
James van Riemsdyk (2) Backhand shot - ASST: David Laliberte (1), Kimmo Timonen (6)
4 - 1 PHI
3rd Period
08:08
PHI
Braydon Coburn (2) Wrist shot - ASST: James van Riemsdyk (8), Jeff Carter (7)
5 - 1 PHI
09:38
PHI
Braydon Coburn (3) Slapshot - ASST: Matthew Carle (10), Ian Laperriere (1)
6 - 1 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
01:29
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Slashing against  Chad LaRose
04:54
PHI
Mika Pyorala  Hooking against  Rod Brind'Amour
07:49
CAR
Jussi Jokinen  Interference against  Daniel Carcillo
15:18
CAR
Rod Brind'Amour  Holding the stick against  Ryan Parent
2nd Period
04:25
CAR
Jay Harrison  Roughing against  Ian Laperriere
04:25
CAR
Jay Harrison  Fighting (maj) against  Ian Laperriere
04:25
PHI
Ian Laperriere  Fighting (maj) against  Jay Harrison
08:50
PHI
Arron Asham  Fighting (maj) against  Tom Kostopoulos
08:50
CAR
Tom Kostopoulos  Fighting (maj) against  Arron Asham
09:08
PHI
Daniel Carcillo  Fighting (maj) against  Tim Conboy
09:08
CAR
Tim Conboy  Fighting (maj) against  Daniel Carcillo
15:00
PHI
Danny Syvret  Interference against  Stephane Yelle
3rd Period
03:31
PHI
Arron Asham  Roughing against  Tom Kostopoulos
03:31
CAR
Tom Kostopoulos  Roughing against  Darroll Powe
07:10
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Roughing against  Scott Walker
07:10
CAR
Scott Walker  Roughing against  Scott Hartnell
12:15
PHI
James van Riemsdyk  Interference against  Andrew Alberts
12:15
CAR
Andrew Alberts  Roughing against  James van Riemsdyk
12:15
PHI
James van Riemsdyk  Roughing against  Andrew Alberts
14:34
PHI
Jeff Carter  Hooking against  Tim Conboy
17:08
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Slashing against  Joni Pitkanen
17:08
CAR
Joni Pitkanen  Slashing against  Scott Hartnell
17:08
CAR
Aaron Ward  Roughing against  Scott Hartnell
17:08
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Roughing against  Aaron Ward
19:57
CAR
Joe Corvo  Slashing against  Daniel Carcillo
goalie stats
Michael Leighton
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
Saves: 22EV: 20 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .786SH: 0 - 0
Ray Emery
Ray Emery
6-3-1
SA: 40TOI: 60:00
Saves: 39EV: 30 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .975SH: 2 - 2