Giroux earns 500th career point, Flyers top Coyotes 4-2

Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux, left, Shayne Gostisbehere and Brayden Schenn celebrate after Giroux's goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 4-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Claude Giroux scored one of Philadelphia's three first-period goals for his 500th career point and Mark Streit had three assists to lead the Flyers to a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.

Scott Laughton, Sam Gagner and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for the Flyers, who have won both games so far of a six-game homestand that likely will determine their playoff fate. Philadelphia began the day behind three teams and three points back of a playoff spot.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Brad Richardson scored for the Coyotes, who tied a season high with their fifth straight loss. Arizona also has dropped seven in a row on the road and 11 of the last 14 overall.

The teams combined for four goals in the opening period.