The Philadelphia Flyers welcomed back center Claude Giroux in a Wednesday night battle with the Dallas Stars. The Flyers took a lead in the first period that they would never let go of, hanging on to win by a final score of 4-1.
Giroux missed the last four games because of a concussion he suffered against Tampa Bay. He made the most of his return, scoring a goal and assisting on the other three. Giroux put four shots on net and finished with a +1.
Philadelphia scored twice on five power plays, while holding Dallas scoreless when they had the man advantage three times. Both teams totaled 50 minutes worth of penalties, including three 10 minute majors in what was a physical affair. Even the coaches got in on it when Flyers coach Peter Laviolette and Steve Ott from the Stars got chippy in the tunnel between the first two periods.
The Flyers lead the Atlantic Division with 46 points from a 21-8-4 record. They play the Rangers on Friday.
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