Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Claude Giroux scored the tying and
winning goals in a 2:08 span to cap a five-goal third period which sent
Philadelphia to a 5-4 win over Columbus in the opener of a home-and-home set.
Jakub Voracek, Braydon Coburn and Erik Gustafsson also picked up a tally in
the frenzied final frame for the Flyers, who earned their eighth straight
home victory with a spirited comeback.
Steve Mason faced his former club for the first time and made 24 saves.
Cam Atkinson, Jack Skille and Nick Foligno tallied for the Blue Jackets, who
blew leads of 3-0 and 4-2 to remain winless in six tries at Philadelphia since
entering the league for the 2000-01 season.
Curtis McElhinney was victimized five times on 39 shots in defeat.
These clubs meet in Ohio's capital on Saturday.
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