Captain Claude Giroux tallied for the third straight game by
adding an empty-net goal as the Flyers avenged a 2-1 road loss to
Colorado on Jan. 2. Sean Couturier notched a pair of assists and
Steve Downie burned his former team by setting up a goal in the win.
Rookie Nathan MacKinnon scored and captain Gabriel Landeskog notched
an assist to extend their respective point streaks to seven and
eight games. Semyon Varlamov finished with 32 saves for the
Avalanche, who have dropped two in a row after winning four straight
Philadelphia recorded a power-play goal in its eighth straight game
as Streit opened the scoring 6:21 into the second period. The
veteran unleashed a blast from just inside the blue line that sailed
past Varlamov for his eighth goal. Couturier set up the Flyers'
insurance tally 7:05 into the third by separating Colorado
defenseman Nick Holden from the puck behind the net before feeding
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MacKinnon ended Mason's bid for his third shutout in five games by
scoring from a sharp angle deep in the right faceoff circle with
2:50 remaining in the third. Giroux ended the comeback bid by
netting his team-leading 19th goal with 20 seconds left.
GAME NOTEBOOK: MacKinnon has scored four goals and set up six others
during his point streak, while Landeskog has collected three tallies
and seven assists on his run. ... Philadelphia D Kimmo Timonen
returned following a two-game absence due to a left leg injury. ...
Mason improved to 10-3-4 when facing 30-plus shots in a game.
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