Vo­racek ral­lies Fly­ers

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - The As­so­ci­ated Press

Jakub Vo­racek scored twice and the Philadel­phia Fly­ers pulled away from the road-weary Carolina Hur­ri­canes for a 6-3 vic­tory on Satur­day night.

Wayne Sim­monds and Shayne Gostis­be­here each had a goal and an as­sist, and the Fly­ers won for the first time at home this sea­son and snapped a three­game win­less streak.

Bran­don Man­ning and Matt Read also scored for the Fly­ers. Steve Ma­son made 27 saves for his first win of the sea­son.

Justin Faulk, Jor­dan Staal and Lee Stemp­niak scored for the Hur­ri­canes, who fell to 1-2-2 on the fifth stop of their sea­son-open­ing six-game road trip. Ed­die Lack made 21 saves.

The teams com­bined for seven goals in the sec­ond pe­riod. Fol­low­ing Sim­monds’ hold­ing penalty, Faulk scored 50 sec­onds into the pe­riod through a screen set by Staal, then Staal scored off a feed from Joakim Nord­strom 3:07 in for a two-goal lead.

The Fly­ers ral­lied with four straight goals. Man­ning got the Fly­ers on the board 4:50 in by skating in from the point and fak­ing out Lack be­fore pok­ing the puck in, and Vo­racek redi­rected Ivan Provorov’s point shot for his first at 7:19 to tie it. Read made it 3-2 with 4:09 left by also get­ting his stick on a shot by Provorov, and then Gostis­be­here made it a two-goal lead with 2:43 left.

Stemp­niak fin­ished the scor­ing in the sec­ond with 1:06 re­main­ing.

In the third, Sim­monds scored on the power play with 8:10 left in the third to make it 5-3, and then Vo­racek got his sec­ond with 2:27 left.

Read has a team-high five goals on the sea­son.

NOTES: Fly­ers F Ro­man Lyu­bi­mov played his sec­ond game of the sea­son in place of F Dale Weise, who sat out the first game of a three-game sus­pen­sion . ... The Fly­ers were also with­out Fs Michael Raffl (up­per body) and Scott Laughton (lower body) and D Michael Del Zotto (left knee, in­jured re­serve) . ... The Hur­ri­canes were with­out D Ryan Mur­phy (lower body). D Jakub Nak­ladal and Fs An­drej Nes­trasil and Martin Frk were healthy scratches for the Hur­ri­canes.

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