Mike Richards, Claude Giroux Lead Philadelphia Flyers to 5-2 Romp over Panthers

November 13th, 2010 by Matt Goldberg Leave a reply »
Fans of the orange and black must have been wishing that it was April 13, not November 13.  Otherwise, the home team gave their fans very little to complain about in a 5-2 thrashing of the outclassed Florida Panthers.

Riding two goals apiece from captain Mike Richards and emerging star Claude Giroux, the game's outcome never seemed to be in doubt after 12 minutes of the first period.  Richards, off a nice feed from linemate Ville Leino, scored a goal-scorer's goal to get the team off to a 1-0 start, and a lead that they would never come close to relinquishing. Brilliant rookie netminder Sergei Bobrovsky was credited with his first ever assist on the play.

From there, the Flyers continued to carry the play, with Scott Hartnell scoring another even-strength goal just three minutes later.  The Flyers, 11-4-2 and unbeaten in their last nine, outshot the Panthers (7-8-0) 18-11 in the first period, and would end up peppering veteran goalie Scott Clemmensen with 42 shots, tying a season high.  The total could have been much higher if not for a lackluster third period that saw the Panthers tilt the ice back a little, outshooting their hosts 12-5 ...

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