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Philadelphia 2, Dallas 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, January 10, 2019
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Brad Meier, Garrett Rank
Linesmen: David Brisebois, Ryan Gibbons
Attendance: 19448

James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist, Travis Konecny scored a goal, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the visiting Dallas Stars 2-1 on Thursday to snap an eight-game losing streak.

Philadelphia was 0-6-2 in its previous eight games.

Flyers goaltender Carter Hart made 37 saves to help stop the losing skid. Philadelphia has already played seven goaltenders this season, tying a National Hockey League record.

Jamie Benn scored the Stars' lone goal. Dallas' Anton Khudobin stopped 20 shots.

The struggling Flyers went more than 12 minutes during one stretch without a shot on goal in the first period.

Neither the Stars nor the Flyers were able to generate much early offensive pressure. The Stars led 7-6 in shots after the first 20 minutes.

The Flyers broke through when Konecny recorded his 11th goal of the season at 1:23 of the second off assists from van Riemsdyk and Radko Gudas.

Dallas' Alexander Radulov had a couple of solid scoring chances minutes into the second period. Hart saved one slap shot, and the other wrist shot landed slightly wide.

Soon after, the Flyers capitalized on a delayed penalty call against the Stars. Van Riemsdyk was credited with the goal on a deflection at 8:51 for a 2-0 lead. Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier picked up assists.

Stars defenseman John Klingberg skated in all alone with 6:18 remaining in the second, but his point blank shot was stopped by Hart.

The Stars generated quite a bit of offense in the first six minutes of the third, yet Hart made numerous clutch saves to preserve the two-goal lead.

Khudobin made two strong saves while the Stars had a power play midway through the third -- one against Giroux and one against Couturier.

With 3:48 remaining, van Riemsdyk nearly scored again. Khudobin reacted quickly and managed to swat the puck away.

Benn scored his 18th goal of the season to get the Stars within 2-1 at 17:09 of the third.

Khudobin was pulled for an extra skater in the final minute, but the Stars couldn't muster an equalizing goal.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Dallas   Philadelphia
Jamie Benn 1 Points James van Riemsdyk 2
Jamie Benn 1 Goals James van Riemsdyk 1
John Klingberg 1 Assists James van Riemsdyk 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anton Khudobin .909 Save Percentage Carter Hart .974
Anton Khudobin 20 Saves Carter Hart 37
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 38 1 0-2 2-2 6 31
Philadelphia 22 2 0-2 2-2 6 28
Upcoming Games
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Flyers have a W/L % of .312 after a win and .393 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Stars have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .591 after a loss.