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Danny Briere

NHL: Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Islanders 2

Uniondale, N.Y. -- Danny Briere found the net late in the third period Sunday, boosting the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 decision over the New York Islanders.

Scott Hartnell made a cross-ice pass from the left halfboards to Briere, who received the puck in the high slot and unleashed a wrist shot to the glove side of Dwayne Roloson and into the net for the go-ahead tally with less than 6 minutes remaining in regulation.

Andreas Nodl and Matt Carle also scored for the Flyers and Andrej Meszaros contributed a pair of assists from the victors.

Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 28 shots in Philadelphia's win.

The hapless Islanders, who lost for the sixteenth time in 17 games, got goals from P.A. Parenteau and Frans Nielsen in their latest defeat.

NHL: Philadelphia 5, Washington 4 (SO)

Washington -- Danny Briere scored the only goal in a shootout Saturday, handing the Philadelphia Flyers a 5-4 decision over Washington.

After Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth had stopped Claude Giroux earlier the shootout, Briere shoveled a soft shot that got between
Neuvirth's pads. Alexander Semin's last shot at a Capitals equalizer
clanged off the post to end the contest.

Mike Richards registered a goal and assist and Jeff Carter, Giroux and Andreas Nodl also tallied for Philadelphia, which won despite blowing a two-goal, third-period lead.

Brian Boucher stopped 33-of-37 shots for the Flyers.

NHL: Philadelphia 6, Washington 5 (OT)

Philadelia, Oct. 6: Danny Briere scored with 1:08 left in overtime Tuesday to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 6-5 victory over the Washington Capitals.

Mike Richards posted his second career hat trick for the Flyers, who have won the first three games in a season for the first time since 1998-99.

Matt Carle had four assists, Scott Hartnell made the game-tying score late in regulation and Ray Emery made 31 stops for Philadelphia.

Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin each scored two goals for the Capitals, who failed in their bid to start a season with three consecutive wins for the second time in three years.

Jose Theodore played nearly 30 minutes and suffered the loss after allowing two goals on 16 shots.