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Flyers end 10-game losing streak as Brian Elliott makes 43 saves

Sam Carchidi, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

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Laughton made it 5-2 by scoring on a rebound with 18:09 left in regulation.

The Flyers were 0-5-5 in their previous 10 games.

"Through this stretch, the hidden thing is we've played a lot of really good hockey," coach Dave Hakstol said before the game. "You have to really remain confident. You have to remain together, and on a day like today, when we've had a day and a half in between (games), just come back to the rink with a real purpose. Almost a sense of simplicity in how we want to approach our game."

Hakstol said his players need to "trust each other and know your linemate and teammate is going to do his job very well, and make sure you go out and do your job very well and things will be fine."

Captain Claude Giroux said the losing streak had left the Flyers feeling unsure about themselves.

"When we get that confidence and that swagger back, we're going to be a good team again," he said before the Flyers scored more goals in any game since a 5-1 win over Florida on Oct. 17. "... At the end of the day, we do believe we're a good team. We believe we can fight for a playoff spot. Now we just have to prove it on the ice."

As he was doing an interview earlier in the day, a smiling (but annoyed) Giroux said: "I can't focus with that music right now." "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls was blaring in the background, and a Calgary reporter asked Giroux that, if the Flyers won Monday, the group's music would be adopted by the team.

 

"We might have to do it more often," he said.

Somewhere, Kate Smith isn't happy.

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