Giroux helps Senators snap 7-game skid with 2 assists in return to Philadelphia


Claude Giroux had two assists in his return to Philadelphia, Alex DeBrincat scored a pair of power-play targets and the Ottawa Senators snapped a seven-game winless streak by beating the Flyers 4-1 on Saturday.

Giroux was warmly welcomed by followers earlier than the sport, having been the longest-serving captain in Flyers historical past and second all-time in scoring for the franchise. But in the primary interval, he let the Philly followers know he is with somebody new — serving to arrange Ottawa’s Thomas Chabot for the tying objective.

In the third interval, Giroux, whereas quarterbacking the facility play, made a cross off the top boards to DeBrincat on the far aspect of the web, who jammed it in for his second objective of the sport and fourth of the season.

Giroux has 14 factors in 14 video games with the Senators after signing with them in the low season.

DeBrincat netted his first objective additionally on an influence play. Tim Stutzle and Brady Tkachuk set him up with a well-executed tic-tac-toe cross that discovered DeBrincat alone along side the web for a straightforward tap-in tally.

WATCH | Giroux collects 2nd help of sport:

DeBrincat scores 2, Senators snap 7-game skid

Ottawa got here away with a 4-1 victory in Philadelphia. Former Flyers captain Claude Giroux had 2 assists in his return to the town he spent 15 years in.

Stutzle added an empty-net objective and Cam Talbot made 37 saves for the Senators, who gained for the primary time in practically three weeks.

Kevin Hayes broke the ice with his third objective of the season in the primary interval, banging dwelling the rebound of a Travis Konecny shot to give the Flyers an early lead. But Talbot was stout the remainder of the best way, besting Flyers’ goalie Carter Hart. Hart had 23 saves and has allowed six targets in his final two begins after yielding simply 16 in his first seven appearances.


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