The Flyers are back in the air.
After a bumpy two-game losing streak, Philadelphia played a fantastic full 60 minutes. As a result, they hammered the struggling Islanders, thanks in part to two goals each from Claude Giroux and Danny Briere. New York lost 7-0, the largest margin in team history.
Inklings of the rout cemented in a lopsided first period. A mere 34 seconds in, Claude Giroux netted a quick goal off a Flyers break. Immediately, the Flyers were on the front foot.
In the second period, the Flyers blew the game wide open. Matt Read, Brayden Schenn, and Claude Giroux scored to put the game out of reach. Schenn scored on a Flyers’ power play, one of two power play goals for Philadelphia.
The other came in the third period. After Zac Rinaldo scored for the first time this season, Danny Briere joined the act. He scored the first of his two goals on a power play, and put up the final goal late in the game. The Flyers squashed the Islanders, due to a dominant, executional 60 minutes of hockey.
The Flyers improved to 7-9-1, and will end their six-game road trip Wednesday in Pittsburgh. The game will be played at 7:30 PM at the Consol Energy Crnter.