The Philadelphia Flyers offense broke out Saturday night — in a big way.

Matt Read had his first NHL hat trick, Tye McGinn scored his first NHL goal and the Flyers routed the Florida Panthers 7-1 at the BB&T Center for their second consecutive victory after three losses to open the season.

The Flyers came in having scored only five goals in their first four games.

"It was good to score goals," Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. "They've been hard to come by so far in the year. To put up a bunch of them was good for our team."

While scoring his first three goals of the season, Read continued to justify Laviolette's decision to put him on the top line with Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmons following the injury to wing Scott Hartnell.

"I'm the beneficiary of playing with two good guys," Read said. "It's pretty easy when you're playing with two good players. You just have to be at the right spot at the right time and just do the little things right and good things are going to happen."

It was a memorable night all around for the Flyers, who saw veteran forward Danny Briere make his season debut and McGinn score his first NHL goal.