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Captain Claude Giroux and linemates lead Flyers to 7-0 rout of Islanders

Monday, 02.18.2013 / 3:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Captain Claude Giroux and linemates lead Flyers to 7-0 rout of Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The line of Claude Giroux, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek combined for three goals and 10 points Monday, helping the Philadelphia Flyers break a slump with a 7-0 matinee victory over the New York Islanders.

Giroux scored two goals and added an assist, Read had a goal and two assists and Voracek had four assists. Ilya Bryzgalov was solid in making 19 saves for his first shutout of the season and 30th in the NHL.

Zac Rinaldo scored his first goal of the season, and third of his NHL career, when he scored into a vacated net to make it 5-0 at 3:31 of the third. Danny Briere closed by scoring twice in the third period.

New York couldn't sustain its momentum generated by wins over the rival Rangers and Devils in its previous two games following a five-game losing streak. While the Flyers will soon be heading home, the Islanders will begin a three-game trip at Ottawa on Tuesday.

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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82