Posted December 03, 2011 on AP on Fox

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 17: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates his second period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 17, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Flyers are the highest-scoring team in the NHL, and they outdid themselves early in their 4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. Claude Giroux scored his 15th goal of the season to move into a tie for the NHL scoring lead as the Flyers opened a 4-0 lead after one period Saturday night. ''It's a great honor,'' Giroux said, ''but it's not just me out there. Our whole team is playing great right now.'' Rookie Matt Read had a goal and two assists as the Flyers took a 4-0 lead after one period. Wayne Simmonds and Scott Hartnell also scored in Philadelphia's outburst. Ray Whitney scored for Phoenix, his 350th career goal. Mikkel Boedker added the second Coyotes goal with 41 seconds left. Ilya Bryzgalov, playing on consecutive nights for the first time this season, had 36 saves for Philadelphia and improved to 2-0 against his former team. The Flyers beat Phoenix in Philadelphia 2-1 on Oct. 17. Coyotes goalie Mike Smith was p...
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