Jeremy Roenick scored his ninth goal of the season and defenseman Kim Johnsson added three assists as the Philadelphia Flyers downed the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-2, in their annual Black Friday matinee at the Wachovia Center.
The win extends the Flyers' unbeaten streak to 11 games (9-0-2) and puts them three points ahead of New Jersey for the Atlantic Division lead. Philadelphia is unbeaten at home in their last twelve contests, including nine straight victories.
Goaltender Robert Esche continued his winning ways for the Flyers, turning aside 28 of 30 shots to improve to 7-1-2 this season.
Johnsson assisted on every goal for Philadelphia (13-2-5-1), including two on the power play. The Flyers are currently second in the league on the power play at 26.5% with 22 goals.
Center Eric Staal and Jesse Boulerice scored Carolina (6-10-7-0), who drop four games under .500, and seven points behind Southeast Division-leading Tampa Bay.
Philadelphia will try to go unbeaten for the month for the first time since 1996 when they travel to Long Island Saturday night to take on the New York Islanders. The 1996-97 squad went 11-0-2 in December 1996.