PHI
47-26-9
FLA
38-26-18
SO
37 SOG
25 SOG

Flyers 3, Panthers 2, SO

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Claude Giroux's minor adjustment gave the Philadelphia Flyers their first shootout victory of the season.

Giroux scored the only goal in the shootout and the Flyers beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Tuesday night.

The All-Star forward beat Scott Clemmensen on the stick side to give the Flyers their first shootout victory in four tries this season. He paused before he got to the crease and found an opening.

"I just wanted to switch up a little bit, go fast and slow down and try different things," Giroux said. "It was good to help the team."

Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek scored in regulation for the Flyers, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves. Bobrovsky also stopped three attempts in the shootout, after going 0 for 5 previously this season.

Mikael Samuelsson and Tomas Fleischmann had goals for Florida, and Clemmensen made 35 saves.

The injury-depleted Flyers played eight rookies.

"We've got a lot of injuries and missing a lot of key guys but these young guys go out there and do their job and play hard. They want to stay in the lineup," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said."It was nice to get a shootout win. There haven't been a lot of them. It was good to get one, on the road, before the break."

The Panthers are 3-6 in the shootout this season.

"We've got to figure out a better formula in the shootout," Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said. "We're just losing too many points up for grabs and not ending up in our back pocket."

The Panthers tied it 2-all on Fleischmann's goal in the second. Kris Versteeg grabbed the puck as it rebounded off the side boards. He skated in on Bobrovsky, then passed from the side of the crease back to Fleischmann in front, who wristed it in at 15:40.

"It was just a pass off the wall and taking it to the net," Versteeg said. "Flash made a great play to put it in the net."

The Flyers took a 2-1 lead on Voracek's goal at 17:59 of the first. Tom Sestito grabbed the puck in the right circle and his pass to Voracek was tipped in between Clemmensen's pad and the post.

The Panthers took a 1-0 lead during a power play 2:49 in. A shot by Stephen Weiss was blocked. The puck came out to Brian Campbell in the left circle, who passed across to Samuelsson above the right circle. His slap shot beat Bobrovsky on the stick side.

The Flyers tied it on Schenn's odd goal at 10:34, also during a power play. Schenn's shot hit Clemmensen's right skate and bounced up in the air, landing on his right shoulder. The puck trickled down his back and crossed the goal line just before a Flyers player dislodged the net. The goal was reviewed and the call on the ice was upheld.

"It just went straight up and straight down. I was just hoping I'd get a break there and it would go in," Schenn said. "We got a lucky break there and it's nice when it works like that."

Notes: Florida D Dmitry Kulikov is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a knee injury. The Panthers recalled D Tyson Strachan from San Antonio of the AHL. ... Flyers LW Scott Hartnell was named to the NHL All-Star roster. He will replace Chicago's Jonathan Toews, who bowed out because of injury. Hartnell has 25 goals and 19 assists, including five goals in his past two games.

1st2nd3rdOTsoT
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FLA ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
02:49FLA PPG - Mikael Samuelsson (3) ASST: Brian Campbell (32), Stephen Weiss (24) 1 - 0 FLA
10:35PHI PPG - Brayden Schenn (3) ASST: Andrej Meszaros (12), Matthew Carle (21) 1 - 1 Tie
17:59PHI Jakub Voracek (8) ASST: Tom Sestito (1), Kimmo Timonen (29) 2 - 1 PHI
2nd Period
15:40FLA Tomas Fleischmann (16) ASST: Kris Versteeg (24), Stephen Weiss (25) 2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1PHIBrayden Schenn - Save
2FLAKris Versteeg - Missed
3PHIClaude Giroux - Goal
4FLAStephen Weiss - Save
5PHIJakub Voracek - Missed
6FLAMike Santorelli - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDPhiladelphia FlyersFlorida Panthers
1Brayden SchennKris Versteeg
2Claude GirouxStephen Weiss
3Jakub VoracekMike Santorelli
Three Stars of the Game
Sergei Bobrovsky
1st
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 25TOI: 65:00
GA: 2EV: 19-20
PIM: 0PP: 3-4
SV%: .920SH: 1-1
Claude Giroux
2nd
Claude Giroux
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 27:17
Scott Clemmensen
3rd
Scott Clemmensen
G
SA: 37TOI: 64:59
GA: 2EV: 30-31
PIM: 0PP: 4-5
SV%: .946SH: 1-1
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:19PHI Tom Sestito  Charging against  Keaton Ellerby
09:19FLA Erik Gudbranson  Interference against  Tom Sestito
2nd Period
02:53FLA Mike Santorelli  Tripping against  Matt Read
07:27FLA Tomas Kopecky  Hooking against  Maxime Talbot
3rd Period
12:40PHI Matt Read  Tripping against  Keaton Ellerby
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodPHIFLA
1st139
2nd115
3rd109
OT32
Total3725
Team Stats
CategoryPHIFLA
Power Plays1/31/2
Hits3827
Faceoff Wins2332
Giveaways43
Takeaways113
Blocked Shots139
Penalty Minutes46
  • PHILADELPHIA
  • FLORIDA
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5B. CoburnD0010022:06
10B. SchennC1004019:41
14S. CouturierC0000019:25
17W. SimmondsR0001018:06
19S. HartnellL0003021:31
22B. HolmstromC000106:30
24M. ReadR0003219:15
25M. CarleD0102025:07
26E. GustafssonD00-12017:44
27M. TalbotC0003014:45
28C. GirouxC0004027:17
29H. ZolnierczykL000407:28
32T. SestitoL010129:49
41A. MeszarosD01-12022:15
43M. BourdonD0001020:13
44K. TimonenD0112018:53
45J. ShelleyL000006:01
93J. VoracekR1004021:24
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35S. Bobrovsky2325.92065:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4K. EllerbyD0001016:39
9S. WeissC0204020:40
10J. MaddenC0001013:13
13M. SantorelliC0005211:09
14T. FleischmannL1014018:52
18S. MatthiasC00-13017:15
19S. UpshallL0001011:28
21K. BarchR0000010:19
22M. BradleyR000009:37
23T. StrachanD0000013:25
26M. SamuelssonR1001016:51
32K. VersteegL0100021:31
43M. WeaverD0010023:34
44E. GudbransonD00-10220:08
51B. CampbellD01-10029:26
52J. GarrisonD0011024:33
57M. GocC0002019:06
82T. KopeckyR0002216:59
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30S. Clemmensen3537.94664:59