Dubnyk makes 35 saves, Wild beat Flames 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — On an emotional night in which Calgary retired the jersey of Jarome Iginla, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk played the role of spoiler.
After quiet summer, Wild aim for deeper run in rugged West
LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Third in Central Division. Lost to Winnipeg Jets in Western Conference quarterfinals.
COACH: Bruce Boudreau (third season, 12th NHL season).
ADDED: RW J.T. Brown, C Eric Fehr, C Matt Hendricks, RW Matt Read, D Greg Pateryn, D Matt Bartkowski.
LOST: C Matt Cullen, LW Tyler Ennis, RW Daniel Winnik.
Wild sign RW Matt Read to 2-way contract
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have signed right wing Matt Read to a one-year, two-way contract.
The deal, which was done on Monday, will pay Read $650,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the AHL. Read has played his first seven NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, totaling 87 goals, 100 assists and 508 hits in 437 career games. In 30 playoff games, he has five goals and five assists.
DETROIT (AP) — It was difficult to tell in the dressing room if the Detroit Red Wings were especially excited or simply relieved.
Frans Nielsen scored his NHL-record 22nd shootout winner and the Red Wings edged the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 on Tuesday night to end a 10-game losing streak — their longest since 1977.
"Obviously, everyone was frustrated," goalie Jimmy Howard said. "A lot of us have never gone through that in this dressing room. It was one of those things that just sort of snowballed.
Read scores go-ahead goal in 2nd, Flyers beat Wild 3-1
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Minnesota Wild have picked an inconvenient time to be playing their worst hockey of the season.
Matt Read scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Steve Mason stopped 24 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Wild 3-1 Thursday night.
Read ends drought, lifts Flyers to 3-1 win over Canadiens
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Read ended a long scoring drought with a strategy that sounded easy: He just shot the puck hard.
Read netted the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
Claude Giroux also scored and Sean Couturier had an empty-netter in the final seconds for the Flyers, who opened a five-game homestand — their longest of the season — by winning their fourth in the last five.
Raffl, Couturier help Flyers beat Jets 5-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Raffl and Sean Couturier scored 34 seconds apart in the first period on Philadelphia's initial two shots, and the Flyers beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Thursday night.
Mark Streit, Wayne Simmonds and Brandon Manning also scored for the Flyers, who had 12 players register points.
Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien had the goals for the Jets, who opened a season-high five-game, nine-day road trip with just their second loss in the last six.
Giroux’s shootout goal lifts Flyers over Islanders
NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Giroux scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Travis Konecny and Matt Read also scored for the Flyers, who improved to 6-5-1 with their third straight victory.
Dennis Seidenberg and John Taveres had goals for the Islanders and Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 of 42 shots.
Voracek scores twice, Flyers beat Hurricanes 6-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jakub Voracek and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied for a lead and piled on from there.
Voracek scored twice, Matt Read got his team-leading fifth goal and the Flyers pulled away from the road-weary Carolina Hurricanes for a 6-3 victory on Saturday night.
Wayne Simmonds and Shayne Gostisbehere each had a goal and an assist, and the Flyers won for the first time at home this season and snapped a three-game winless streak.
Coyotes beat Flyers 4-3 in OT on Ekman-Larsson’s shot
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes spent most of overtime on their heels, chasing pucks and dodging shots. The Coyotes finally cleared the puck after a big save by Mike Smith and had a man advantage on a delayed penalty.
That's when they turned to Oliver Ekman-Larsson, the king of overtime hockey.
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- Star TribuneWild signs former Bemidji State star Matt ReadJuly 30, 2018