Less than two minutes later, Carter powered a pass from Marc-Andre Bourdon behind Roloson.
With 52 seconds left in the first period, a shot to Roloson's left by Scott Hartnell deflected to Carter, and the center flipped in a backhand.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves for Philadelphia. He lost his shutout 6:29 in the final period when Krys Kolanas beat him amid a scramble in front of the net on a power play. The rookie is competing with Johan Backlund to be Brian Boucher's backup while Michael Leighton misses the first month with a back injury. Roloson stopped 32 shots.
Philadelphia's Ville Leino (hip) and Blair Betts (right shoulder/left knee) played in their first game since having offseason surgeries.
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Arena: Wells Fargo Center Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Chris Ciamaga, Dave Jackson Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Tony Sericolo
Attendance: 17,978 (92.2% full)
James van Riemsdyk 1 Assist: Mike Richards, Daniel Carcillo
Jeff Carter 3 Assist: Marc-Andre Bourdon, Ville Leino
Jeff Carter 4 Assist: Scott Hartnell, Ville Leino
No scoring this period
Krystofer Kolanos 1 (power play) Assist: Matt Moulson, Dylan Reese