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Claude Giroux’s Energy-Play Purpose Lifts Flyers previous Blue Jackets Three-2

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Claude Giroux scored on the Philadelphia’s fifth energy play and the Flyers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets Three-2 Wednesday night time.

Scott Laughton had his first aim after a 13-game absence attributable to a damaged finger, and Tyler Pitlick additionally scored to assist Philadelphia win its second straight and beat Columbus on the street for simply the second time in 15 visits. Brian Elliott stopped 27 photographs.

Nick Foligno and Seth Jones scored for Columbus, which misplaced for the second time in three video games. Joonas Korpisalo had 20 saves.

Philadelphia was shut down on its first 4 energy performs earlier than Sony Milano’s interference penalty gave the Flyers one other probability with four:45 left within the second. Giroux made probably the most of this one, taking a move from Ivan Provorov, and skating in quick from the blue line to beat Korpisalo by the five-hole 1:20 later. It was Giroux’s eighth of the season and third on an influence play, and gave Provorov a team-high 10 power-play factors (4 objectives, six assists).

Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Laughton, in simply his third sport again from harm, had tied the rating for the Flyers at Three:19 of the second.

Foligno obtained the Jackets on the board first, burying the rebound of Emil Bemstrom’s shot from the correct circle at four:51 of the primary for his second of the season and first since Oct. 7, a span of 17 video games.

Pitlick tied it with 1:29 left within the first, burying his personal rebound previous a sprawling Korpisalo for his second.

Columbus regained the lead again with 35 seconds left within the interval with Jones’ one-timer off tic-tac-toe passing from Oliver Bjorkstrand alongside the correct wall and Gustav Nyquist behind the online.

NOTES

Philadelphia’s James van Riemsdyk performed in his 700th NHL sport. … Sean Couturier is the 21st participant in Flyers historical past to seem in 600 video games for the membership. … Columbus has scored first in 9 straight video games. … Bjorkstrand prolonged his level streak to 5 video games.

UP NEXT

Flyers: Host Detroit on Friday.

Blue Jackets: Host Pittsburgh on Friday.

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