Bellemore and Murphy lead Hurricanes past Flyers 3-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brent Bellemore and Ryan Murphy each scored a goal to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.

Jordan Staal added an empty-netter for the Hurricanes, who snapped a five-game road losing streak while taking their fourth victory in five games against Philadelphia this season.

Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers, while Jakub Voracek went without a point for Philadelphia. Voracek entered Thursday fourth in the league with 81 points, two behind the NHL-leading trio of John Tavares, Jamie Benn and Sidney Crosby.

The game pitted a pair of teams not headed for the postseason, and it had a listless feel. The biggest rise from the crowd came when Vincent Lecavalier dropped his gloves for the second time during the second period.