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NHL Game Summary - Philadelphia at San Jose



(Monday, February 3rd)

Final Score: Philadelphia 5, San Jose 2

San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Read, Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux all scored in the first four minutes of the third period to help the Philadelphia Flyers take a 5-2 win over the Sharks, their first in San Jose since 1999.

Jakub Voracek provided a late marker, with Mark Streit providing a first- period tally while Steve Mason stopped 20 shots for the Flyers, who went 2-1-0 in a three-game California swing.

Coming into the game, the Flyers hadn't won in San Jose since Nov. 5, 1999 and had gone 0-8-3 with a pair of ties in the overall series since a 4-3 victory at home on Dec. 21, 2000.

"Just the way we played tonight I think we deserved that win," said Giroux. "We were playing well and getting our chances and I think our defense played really well tonight."

Matt Nieto had both goals for the Sharks, who have dropped four of their past five games. Antti Niemi gave up all four goals on 23 shots before being pulled in the third for Alex Stalock, who gave up a goal on five shots the rest of the way.

Trailing by a goal, the Flyers tied the game just 1:11 into the final period as Read's quick shot from the right circle snuck into the net for his 15th of the year.

Just 1:18 later, Erik Gustafsson sent a shot on net from the left point that was stopped, but Raffl was there to put home the rebound in the high slot for a 3-2 lead.

Philly made it a 4-2 game just before the four-minute mark as Giroux skated down the left wing and dragged the puck back before snapping it in through a screen to chase Niemi from the net.

Voracek converted a Giroux pass with 2:16 to play to seal the win.

The Flyers drew first blood as Streit's shot from the high slot went in through a screen set up by Wayne Simmonds in front for a power-play goal at 4:23 of the opening stanza.

The Sharks, though, scored 3:10 later as Tommy Wingels threw the puck on net from a sharp angle at the right side with a charging Nieto tipping it in for a power-play goal.

It was Nieto again to give San Jose a 2-1 lead at intermission, as Brent Burns won a battle in the right boards and slipped a short pass to Nieto, who skated to the left side and snuck it by Mason for his sixth of the year.

The second period passed without a goal as Mason stopped five shots and Niemi turned away seven. Each team failed with their one power-play opportunity.

Game Notes

The Flyers set a franchise record with their 10th win this season when trailing at any point in the third period, eclipsing the original mark of nine by the 1996-97 Eastern Conference champions ... Philly hosts Colorado on Thursday ... San Jose hosts Dallas on Wednesday ... The Flyers have scored a power-play goal in seven straight games and went 1-for-2 in this game ... San Jose was 1-for-5 on the power play.

02/04 01:21:46 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
4th
CHA 86
LAC 95
 
4th
CHA 86
LAC 95
 
4th
CLE 97
ORL 66
 
4th
PHI 95
POR 104
 
3rd
TOR 71
PHO 65
 
Half
HOU 51
NYK 46
 
2nd
DAL 29
IND 27
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
CHI
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
Final
WEBER 59
NEV 56
Final
FRES 52
EVAN 58
Final
KYST 88
PURD 79
Final
LSU 61
CLEM 64
Final
ALCOR 95
DILL 73
 
Final
CHIST 46
UGST 69
Final
DET 69
MDES 55
 
Final
ARZ 72
MIZZ 53
 
Final
INDST 61
PEAY 57
 
Final
FLGC 58
MAR 43
 
Final
LALAF 52
UWMIL 56
 
Final
ODU 58
GWEBB 46
 
Final
MD 78
ARST 73
 
Final
TOL 92
BUCK 65
 
Final
JMU 77
COL 71
 
2nd
WINT 64
ETST 61
 
Final
GSOUT 78
FIU 72
 
Final
BST 88
GRAM 46
 
2nd
APP 76
HAMP 64
 
Final
MAST 89
JVU 71
 
Final
XAV 89
MURST 62
 
2nd
WAKE 70
NICST 44
 
Final
MSU 79
SCU 52
 
Final
LOU 87
SAV 26
 
Final
TENT 81
SELA 62
 
2nd
VCU 53
VILL 77
 
2nd OT
OU 74
WCU 74
 
2nd
IND 61
EWASH 52
 
Half
ILL 31
BRO 35
 
Half
MSST 29
CLAYST 18
 
Half
BEL 41
LIP 27
 
2nd
TCU 60
MVSU 20
 
2nd
IOWA 35
PEPP 30
 
2nd
MEM 38
PVU 23
 
2nd
KU 51
RIDE 22
 
Half
BAY 33
STEPH 22
 
Half
INCWORD 51
A 34
 
1st
USF 21
HAW 22
 
1st
OKST 18
ORST 18
 
1st
WYO 0
FAM 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
MARQ
YALE
 
1st
CHAM 0
PITT 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
ILLST
SHU
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
STET
 
9:30pm Tonight
ISU
ALA
9:30pm Tonight
SDKST
CHADRON
 
9:30pm Tonight
NCOL
CCHR
 
9:30pm Tonight
OREG
MICH
10:00pm Tonight
SDU
WMICH
10:05pm Tonight
PORST
SIUE
11:00pm Tonight
AUB
TULSA
11:30pm Tonight
SDST
BYU
3rd
NYI 0
PHI 0
 
3rd
BOS 2
PIT 2
 
2nd
FLA 1
MIN 3
 
2nd
DET 3
OTT 1
 
3rd
BUF 24
NYJ 3
 
1st
NOS 7
BAL 7