National Hockey League
Philadelphia 4, Carolina 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Gord Dwyer, Trevor Hanson
Linesmen: Derek Nansen, Pierre Racicot
Attendance: 16172

Sean Couturier scored one goal and added one assist to lift the host Philadelphia Flyers past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday.

Claude Giroux also contributed one goal and one assist. Travis Konecny and Joel Farabee each had one goal while Matt Niskanen registered two assists for the victorious Flyers, who moved to 5-1-1 at home this season.

Flyers goaltender Carter Hart made 33 saves.

Lucas Wallmark scored the lone goal for the Hurricanes, who dropped their second in a row immediately following a three-game winning streak.

Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek stopped 24 shots.

The Flyers struck first at 3:30 of the first period when Couturier redirected Niskanen's shot into the goal on the power play. Couturier extended his point-scoring streak to four straight.

Carolina's Andrei Svechnikov was denied by Hart on two solid scoring chances late in the first with the best shot coming with 2:56 remaining.

The Hurricanes tied the game at 1 at 6:17 of the second when Wallmark snapped a 13-game streak without a goal by tapping home a pass from Trevor van Riemsdyk, whose older brother James plays for the Flyers. Wallmark appeared to knock the stick out of Hart's hands, but no call was whistled by the officials.

Meanwhile, the Flyers were clearly bothered by Carolina's forechecking and went through a drought of more than nine minutes without registering a shot on goal.

Philadelphia had only five shots on goal in the second, but remained tied thanks to 22 total saves from Hart through the first 40 minutes. Dougie Hamilton had four shots for Carolina and continued to wreak havoc in the offensive zone.

Konecny gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead at 1:12 of the third when he corralled a loose puck in front and scored his seventh goal of the season. The goal was the first allowed all season by Mrazek in the third period.

The Flyers extended their lead to 3-1 when the 19-year-old Farabee scored his second of the season and his career at 12:59.

Giroux pushed the lead to 4-1 at 17:38 on an unorthodox breakaway as the Hurricanes weren't able to pull Mrazek for an extra skater.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Carolina   Philadelphia
Lucas Wallmark 1 Points Claude Giroux 2
Lucas Wallmark 1 Goals Claude Giroux 1
Martin Necas 1 Assists Matt Niskanen 2
N/A Power Play Goals Sean Couturier 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Petr Mrazek .857 Save Percentage Carter Hart .971
Petr Mrazek 24 Saves Carter Hart 33
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 34 1 0-3 2-3 6 28
Philadelphia 28 4 1-3 3-3 6 27
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Montreal. The Flyers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against NY Rangers. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.