Nikolay Zherdev Scores in 8-1 Rout of Canes

The offensive outburst came after a well-placed break in the schedule. Coach Peter Laviolette, who spent five years as Carolina’s coach and is plenty familiar with the local scene, took the Flyers a few hours southwest to famed Pinehurst Resort to play some golf and spend some time together away from the rink.

“We should do it every week, if we’re going to score eight goals,” Carter said.

Danny Briere scored two goals, Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist and Nikolay Zherdev and Mike Richards also scored for the Atlantic Division-leading Flyers, who led 3-0 less than two minutes into the second period and cruised to their seventh win in eight games.

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