McKenna becomes Flyers’ 7th goalie as Philly ties NHL record
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers tied an NHL record with Mike McKenna becoming their seventh goaltender to play this season.
McKenna started against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Tuesday night and allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 5-3 loss . He got the nod because interim coach Scott Gordon wanted to give top goaltending prospect Carter Hart a break after playing twice in three days.
Copley gets first shutout, Capitals beat Senators 4-0
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Once a victory seemed likely, the Washington Capitals put their focus into finishing a memorable night for backup goalie Pheonix Copley.
Copley made 35 saves for his first career shutout and the Capitals beat the Ottawa Senators 4-0 on Saturday night.
Brett Connolly had a goal and an assist to give Copley all the support he needed.
Jets get 3 on power play, rout Flyers 7-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Josh Morrissey scored one of Winnipeg's three power-play goals and the Jets got goals from seven players while routing the Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 on Sunday.
Kyle Connor, Brandon Tanev, Dustin Byfuglien, Blake Wheeler, Bryan Little and Tyler Myers also scored for Winnipeg (18-9-2).
Mark Scheifele assisted on all three of Winnipeg's second-period goals, and Nikolaj Ehlers and Patrik Laine each had two assists.
Jakub Voracek scored his eighth goal for the Flyers (12-13-3).
Krug scores in OT to lift Bruins over Senators 2-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Torey Krug felt like the Boston Bruins were "still in their pre-game nap" during their game against the Ottawa Senators.
Tuukka Rask helped the Bruins stick around, and Krug gave Boston the jolt it needed for a road victory.
Krug took a cross-crease pass from David Krejci and beat Mike McKenna with a one-timer 3:07 into overtime to lift the Bruins over the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Sunday night.
"It was a tough game for us," Krug said. "It took us a while to wake up there."
Benn records hat trick in Stars’ 4-2 win over Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Calling it "a lucky play," Jamie Benn stole the puck from Tomas Hertl and scored the go-ahead goal with 3:06 left before tacking on an empty-netter for the hat trick in the Dallas Stars' 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
"It was just a read," Benn said. "I'll take it."
So will the Stars, who ended a seven-game road losing streak.
"We played our best third period in a long time," coach Ken Hitchcock said.
Zach Senyshyn had his chance to make a splash shortly after making his pro debut in Providence.
The Bruins minor league club was in the Calder Cup semifinals when, in overtime, he turned on his well-known jets to create a breakaway for himself. Senyshyn picked a spot under the bar to place the would-be game-winner and he appeared to have Syracuse Crunch goalie Mike McKenna beaten. But instead of being able to celebrate, Senyshyn’s shot went off the knob of McKenna’s stick and play continued.
PROVIDENCE — Zach Senyshyn turned 20 on March 30 and, until his junior season with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds ended, he’d been playing with and against teenagers.
It is not surprising, therefore, that Senyshyn, one of the Bruins’ three first-round draft picks in 2015, is less than noticeable on the ice among professionals while playing for the Providence Bruins.