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NHL ROUNDUP: Lightning end Flyers' home streak

by The Associated Press on January 12, 2014 1:40 AM

Valtteri Filppula scored the go-ahead goal during a wild second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Flyers 6-3 on Saturday to snap Philadelphia’s 10-game, home-winning streak.

Ryan Malone had two goals, and Alex Killorn, Teddy Purcell, and Martin St. Louis also scored for the Lightning.

Jakub Voracek had two goals, and Wayne Simmonds added one for the Flyers, who were 7-1 in their previous eight games. The Flyers hadn’t lost at home since Nov. 5 against Carolina.

Steve Mason had his worst game for Philadelphia, allowing five goals for the first time in 41 games with the team since being acquired last April. He was pulled for Ray Emery following the second period after he stopped only 12 of 17 shots in the game.

 

DEVILS 2, PANTHERS 1, OT: Marek Zidlicky scored with 2.1 seconds showing on the overtime clock to lift New Jersey to a stirring win over Florida.

With just over 3 seconds to go, the Devils called a timeout before the final faceoff. Travis Zajac beat Marcel Goc on the draw, and Jaromir Jagr nudged the puck back to the top of the right circle to Zidlicky, who ripped a shot that beat screened goalie Tim Thomas.

Jagr earned his 1,724th NHL point, moving him ahead of former teammate Mario Lemieux and into seventh place on the league’s career scoring list.

Michael Ryder extended his goal streak to four games.

Nick Bjugstad had the lone goal for the Panthers. The frustrated Thomas stormed off the ice at the end of his 34-save performance.

 

DUCKS 5, COYOTES 3: Hampus Lindholm scored two goals, and steamrolling Anaheim won for the 16th time in 17 games with a victory over Phoenix.

Ryan Getzlaf scored his 23rd goal of the season in the Ducks’ sixth straight win. Sami Vatanen and Dustin Penner also scored as the Ducks swept the five-game season series with the Coyotes. Jonas Hiller made 28 saves in his 13th straight win for Anaheim, the NHL’s longest streak since Detroit’s Chris Osgood did it in 1996.

Thomas Greiss started in goal for Phoenix but was lifted for Mike Smith after the Ducks scored three times in a span of 5:11 in the second period. Greiss had 19 saves, and Smith made six.

Lauri Korpikoski, Martin Hanzal and Mike Ribeiro scored for the Coyotes.

The Ducks improved their NHL-best record to 34-8-5. Phoenix has lost three of four. Mathieu Perreault had three assists, and Corey Perry added two for the Ducks. Radim Vrbata assisted on all three Phoenix goals.

 

CANADIENS 2, BLACKHAWKS 1, OT: Andrei Markov scored two goals, including at 1:28 of overtime, to lead Montreal past Chicago.

Markov took a deflected pass from Max Pacioretty and found the roof of the net.

Carey Price finished with 19 saves for Montreal.

Marian Hossa scored for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford made 36 saves.

The Blackhawks have lost three games in a row, including two in overtime, for only the second time this season.

The Canadiens have won six in a row at home against the Blackhawks. Chicago’s last win in Montreal was on Dec. 3, 2001.

 

BLUE JACKETS 6, JETS 3: Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu each scored twice, and Columbus topped Winnipeg, extending the Jets’ losing streak to a season-high five games.

The Blue Jackets scored four straight goals in the second period and stretched their winning streak to three. Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves.

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 20 saves for the Jets, who were booed by the home crowd at the end of the game.

James Wisniewski and Derek MacKenzie each had a pair of assists for the Blue Jackets.

 

SENATORS 2, PREDATORS 1, SO: Mika Zibanejad and Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to help Ottawa beat Nashville.

Kyle Turris scored in regulation for Ottawa, which has won five of six. Craig Anderson had 31 saves through overtime and then stopped Craig Smith and David Legwand in the shootout.

Mike Fisher had the lone goal for Nashville, which has lost three of four. Marek Mazanec finished with 20 saves.

 

AVALANCHE 4, WILD 2: Ryan O’Reilly scored twice, including the game-winner with 7:16 to play, and Colorado beat Minnesota.

Gabriel Landeskog and Maxime Talbot also scored for the Avalanche, winners in five of seven. O’Reilly had his first two-goal game of the season

Charlie Coyle had his first career two-goal game for Minnesota, which lost for the first time in its past five games.

Semyon Varlamov, 8-0-5 in his last 14 games (13 starts), made 25 saves in the win.

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