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Philadelphia Flyers Hold Off Vancouver Canucks To Win Home Opener 5-4

Whew.

It wasn’t easy, but the Philadelphia Flyers improved to 3-0 last night (Oct. 12, 2011) after holding off the Vancouver Canucks to win their home opener at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Flyers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period after power play goals scored by Claude Giroux and Chris Pronger. Vancouver would answer with a power play goal of its own netted by Mikael Samuelsson but James van Riemsdyk made it 3-1 with a wristshot just over a minute later.

In the second period, Henrik Sedin pulled the Canucks within one but Jakub Voracek scored shortly thereafter to keep it a two point game, but only until Christopher Higgins got it done at the 15:31 mark.

Both sides would battle into the third period where a power play goal by Daniel Sedin was answered by Philly’s Andrej Meszaros. The 40-footer would break the 4-4 tie and give the Flyers the lead for good.

And a perfect record of 3-0.

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