SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Richards and Andreas Nodl scored 65 seconds apart in the first period and the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Flyers held on to beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Wednesday night.
James Van Riemsdyk also scored for the Flyers, who improved their NHL-best road record to 19-6-3. Daniel Briere had an empty-net goal and two assists.
Philadelphia rookie Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 32 shots, including breakaways by David Booth and Mike Santorelli. The Flyers have 81 points, seven more than Tampa Bay.
Rostislav Olesz and Booth scored for the Panthers, who had won six of eight (6-1-1) at home against Philadelphia.
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