Cirelli lifts Lightning to wild win over Flyers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Cirelli scored 1:47 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning topped the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Saturday after blowing a big lead in the third period.
Cirelli outmuscled Wayne Simmonds and beat Calvin Pickard with a top-shelf wrist shot. It was his fourth goal of the season.
Tampa Bay opened a 5-1 lead 9:08 into the third on Brayden Point’s fifth goal in two games. But Philadelphia rallied behind two goals by Travis Konecny and Simmonds tied it with 3:32 left in regulation, beating Louis Domingue while lying on his back.
The Lightning won for the sixth time in eight games. Adam Erne had a goal and two assists in his first career three-point game, and Point scored twice after he had a natural hat trick in Thursday’s 4-3 victory at Pittsburgh.
James van Riemsdyk had a goal and two assists for Philadelphia, which has dropped three in a row.
SABRES 3, WILD 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining, helping the Sabres extend their winning streak to five games.
Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin got his second career goal and had an assist for Buffalo, which rallied from a two-goal deficit to post its longest winning streak since 2012. Jake McCabe also scored and Linus Ullmark made 37 saves.
Matt Dumba scored for the third straight game for Minnesota, and Zach Parise add another goal, becoming the highest-scoring Minnesotan in NHL history. Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots for the Wild.
RANGERS 4, PANTHERS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Vladislav Namestnikov scored in the second period, Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves and the Rangers earned their fifth consecutive home win.
Chris Kreider had a goal and two assists for New York, which has won three of four overall. Brendan Smith and Filip Chytil also scored.
Lundqvist picked up an assist on Kreider’s team-leading 11th goal. He also moved past Jacques Plante into seventh place on the NHL goaltender wins list with 438.
Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist for Florida, which dropped to 1-2 on a six-game trip. Aaron Ekblad also scored, and Roberto Luongo made 20 saves.
BLUE JACKETS 4, HURRICANES 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Cam Atkinson had three goals and an assist, and the Blue Jackets beat the Hurricanes for their fifth victory in six games.
Atkinson stretched his goal-scoring streak to four games and Artemi Panarin contributed three assists as the Blue Jackets broke a six-game skid against Metropolitan Division rival Carolina.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots to earn the win.
Sebastian Aho scored his sixth goal of the season for the Hurricanes.
BRUINS 2, COYOTES 1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Jake DeBrusk scored less than three minutes into the game, and Boston held on for the road win.
Karlsson scored his first career goal just 1:12 into the first period, and DeBrusk scored this eighth of the season at 2:45. DeBrusk has five goals in his last six games for Boston.
Brad Richardson scored his sixth goal midway through the second period for the Coyotes, who are 2-4-1 since a five-game winning streak ended.
Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves for the Bruins after giving up six goals on 25 shots in a loss at Colorado on Wednesday.
PREDATORS 5, KINGS 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Calle Jarnkrok scored three times for his first career hat trick, powering the Predators to the victory.
Kyle Turris and Nick Bonino also scored for Nashville, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Defensemen Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi each had two assists.
Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who have lost four of five. Nate Thompson and Alex Iafallo also scored.
SENATORS 6, PENGUINS 4
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone and Matt Duchene each scored twice, leading Ottawa to the win.
Brady Tkachuk and Cody Ceci also scored, and Craig Anderson made 31 saves. The Senators have won two straight to improve to 9-8-3.
Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby missed his second straight game because of an upper-body injury. The Penguins are 1-7-1 in their last nine and 7-8-3 overall.
Kris Letang, Zach Aston-Reese, Matt Cullen and Patric Hornqvist scored for Pittsburgh.
RED WINGS 3, DEVILS 2, OT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored 4:09 into overtime, Jonathan Bernier stopped 38 shots and Detroit won for the fifth time in its last six games.
Larkin got his eighth goal of the season when he converted a 2-on-1 break with Anthony Mantha.
Luke Glendening and Michael Rasmussen also scored for the Red Wings.
New Jersey had won two in a row. Pavel Zacha and Blake Coleman scored for the Devils, and Keith Kinkaid made 28 saves.
CANADIENS 3, CANUCKS 2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jonathan Drouin scored a power-play goal with less than three minutes remaining to lead Montreal to the road win.
Drouin scored just seconds after Vancouver defenseman Michael Del Zotto was whistled for interference.
Tomas Tatar and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens.
Del Zotto and Elias Pettersson scored for Vancouver, which has lost its last five games.
Carey Price stopped 36 shots for Montreal, while Vancouver’s Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves.
SHARKS 4, BLUES 0
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored his first goal for San Jose, and Aaron Dell earned his fourth career shutout in leading the Sharks.
Joe Pavelski scored the first of his two goals shortly after Karlsson’s tally, and Evander Kane followed with another as the Sharks struck three times in 4:11 against Chad Johnson to take control.
Dell did the rest, making 30 saves.
FLAMES 4, OILERS 2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Elias Lindholm scored two goals and Sean Monahan added a goal and an assist for Calgary.
Derek Ryan also scored for Calgary, which rallied for the win.
Connor McDavid and former Flames player Alex Chiasson scored for Edmonton (9-9-1), which has lost five of its last six.
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