NHL Game Summary - Philadelphia at Calgary|
(Tuesday, December 31st)
Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Calgary 1
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Brayden Schenn posted a goal and two assists
as the Philadelphia Flyers took a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames.
Braydon Coburn, Scott Hartnell and Mark Streit all scored for the Flyers, who
have won the first three games of a six-game road trip. Ray Emery made 23
stops in the win.
"We've had some big efforts so far to start this trip," said Emery. "These
last two wins are a great way to end the year off."
Sean Monahan had the only goal of the game for the Flames, who have dropped
three straight and seven of eight. Reto Berra gave up three goals on 20 shots
in the loss.
"We're building a new culture and we have some young players who we want to
give some ice time and learn what to do out there," said Calgary head coach
Bob Hartley. "But right now is a tough time because we're not scoring goals."
The Flyers got the only goal of the first period as Streit faked a slap shot
from the right point then glided over to the slot before snapping a wrister on
net that beat Berra with traffic in front at 3:15.
Calgary took advantage of a turnover in the neutral zone to tie the game, as
Monahan wound up with the puck and took it down the left wing, beating Emery
with a wrister to the right corner at 14:30 of the second period.
Philly, though, took a 2-1 lead into the third period as Schenn took a pass
from Andrej Meszaros in the slot and turned around to throw a shot on net for
his ninth of the season with 1:29 left in the frame.
The Flyers padded their lead halfway through the third as Luke Schenn threw a
shot on net from the right point that was tipped in by Hartnell for his eighth
of the season.
Calgary pulled Berra with just under three minutes to play for an extra
attacker and skated 6-on-4 as Streit was called for slashing at 17:59, but
Coburn put the puck into the open net with 1:56 to play to seal the win.
Philadelphia plays in Colorado on Thursday ... Calgary hosts Tampa Bay on
Friday ... Philadelphia has won three of the last four against Calgary ...
Calgary went 0-for-2 on the power play while Philadelphia finished the game 0-
for-1 ... Philly captain Claude Giroux had a nine-game point streak snapped.
He had six goals and 11 assists during the run.
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