Inside the box score: Flyers erupt vs. Isles

Inside the box score: Flyers erupt vs. Isles
February 19, 2013, 8:00 am
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The Flyers needed someone to start producing some offense.

Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek and Matt Read all made sure they did their part in Monday's 7-0 rout of the New York Islanders.

The Flyers' new top line combined for 10 points and plus-9 rating to help the club avoid a third straight defeat.

There's been plenty to gripe about concerning the Flyers this season, but a win against an Islanders team that was coming off back-to-back victories over the Rangers and Devils should be a nice confidence booster for the orange and black.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look inside the box score of Monday's contest.

Long time no G
After calling out his teammates in Montreal on Saturday, Giroux knew he had to back up his harsh words with a strong performance against the Islanders.

The Flyers' captain looked like the man who tallied 93 points last season when he took the ice at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, finishing the game with two goals, one assist and a plus-3 rating.

It was only the second time this season Giroux, who also won 10-of-15 faceoffs, collected at least one tally and one helper.  

Connect four
Voracek increased his team-lead in points to 15 after registering an assist on each of the Flyers' first four goals on Monday.

The 23-year-old got off to a slow start with the Flyers -- he had just three points through the first seven games -- but has been consistently finding the scoresheet as of late.

Voracek has now collected two goals and 10 assists over his past 10 contests.

Penalty killed
The Flyers' penalty kill unit continued to be lights out on Monday.

After killing off all five shorthanded situations against the Isles, the Flyers have now gone six consecutive games without allowing a single power-play marker (21-for-21).

They have killed 38-of-40 shorthanded situations overall dating back to a 3-2 loss to the Capitals on Feb. 1.

In the cage
Ilya Bryzgalov, in his 400th career NHL game, turned aside 19 shots to record his 30th career shutout.

You may recall Bryzgalov set the Flyers' all-time record for longest shutout streak last season.

Interestingly enough, it was the Islanders' Michael Grabner that ended that streak at 249:43 on March 15, 2012.

Dropping the gloves
Monday's matchup saw two fights between the Flyers and Islanders.

In a battle of No. 17s, Wayne Simmonds and Matt Martin fought to a draw early in the second period. Some good punches were landed, but no clear winner emerged.

And with just over a minute remaining in the game, Martin again dropped the gloves. This time it was against Braydon Coburn. Nothing exciting in this one.

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