The Minnesota Wild placed forward Tyler Ennis on unconditional waivers to buy out his contract and free up salary-cap space on the eve of free agency.
A person with direct knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Saturday that Ennis and newly acquired Montreal Canadiens goaltender Steve Mason were put on buyout waivers at noon. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the transactions had not been announced.
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have acquired right winger Joel Armia, goaltender Steve Mason and a pair of draft picks from the Winnipeg Jets for defense prospect Simon Bourque.
The draft picks were a seventh-round selection in 2019 and a fourth-rounder in 2020.
Armia posted career highs of 12 goals, 17 assists and 29 points in 79 games last season and had a pair of goals in 13 playoff games. The 25-year-old has 26 goals and 58 points in 180 career NHL games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winnipeg Jets top center Mark Scheifele remains out with an upper-body injury and is expected to miss Tuesday night's game at Nashville.
Coach Paul Maurice says he's going to be cautious with Scheifele with the playoffs a month away. Scheifele is missing his third and fourth consecutive games — Monday night at Washington and Tuesday at Nashville.
The team has not said if this is the same injury that kept him out 16 games earlier this season.
Hellebuyck stops 24 shots, Jets beat Blues 4-0
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck was happy to have a hand in helping the Winnipeg Jets get some payback.
Less that 24 hours after Winnipeg was shut out in St. Louis, Hellebuyck made 24 saves as the Jets returned the favor with a 4-0 victory over the Blues on Sunday night.
Lowry, Laine score in Jets’ 2-1 win over slumping Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets have figured out ways to prevent their losses from lingering this season.
The Los Angeles Kings are in a two-week funk, and it finally knocked them out of first place in the Pacific Division.
Adam Lowry and Patrik Laine scored in the Jets' fifth victory in six games, 2-1 over the slumping Kings on Wednesday night.
Scheifele scores 100th career goal, Jets beat Coyotes 4-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Mason worked hard in practice, stayed ready whenever he was called to make a spot start or come in for mop-up duty.
But when the losses kept piling up and that first victory remained out of reach, Winnipeg's backup goalie wondered when he would finally break through.
He did Saturday night, keeping Winnipeg in a close game early while stopping 29 shots overall to help the Jets rally from an early hole to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1.
Blue Jackets rally to beat Winnipeg 2-1 in overtime
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Josh Anderson saw Winnipeg goaltender Steve Mason lose his stick, and he fired away for the overtime winner.
Ehlers gets 5th goal, lifts Jets over Hurricanes 2-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets and Carolina Hurricanes both made moves in the offseason in search of a No. 1 goaltender. The Hurricanes found theirs, while the Jets answer was seemingly right there all along.
Nikolaj Ehlers scored his team-leading fifth goal, Connor Hellebuyck stopped 28 shots to win his third straight game and the Jets beat Carolina 2-1 on Saturday night.
Brian Elliott looked at the free agent landscape for goaltenders and knew it wasn't pretty.
There were only a handful of openings for starters or in platoon situations, making the process plenty stressful for him and his goaltending counterparts around the NHL.
Even in this climate, the goaltending market was robust on the first day of free agency as Elliott signed a two-year deal with Philadelphia, Steve Mason with Winnipeg and Ryan Miller with Anaheim.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Flyers rookie goalie Anthony Stolarz made the best of a scary situation.
Stolarz stopped 26 shots after replacing Michael Neuvirth early in the first period and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 Saturday night.
Stolarz, who arrived at the Wells Fargo Center just five minutes before the opening faceoff as an injury replacement for Steve Mason, entered the game 7 1/2 minutes into the first period after Neuvirth collapsed in his crease.
Flyers score 4 goals in third, beat Penguins 6-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are trying to balance desperation and cool heads as they make a last-gasp, late-season run at a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Jakub Voracek and Dale Weise sparked Philadelphia's four-goal third period and the Flyers finished a four-game road trip with a 6-2 win against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night.
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.
Schenn’s OT goal lifts Flyers over Hurricanes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A rapid rally Sunday night has given the Philadelphia Flyers a little more hope in their postseason push.
Travis Konecny tied it with 42.9 seconds left in the third period and Brayden Schenn scored 38 seconds into overtime, lifting the Flyers over the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux and the Philadelphia Flyers feel their record isn't indicative of the team they have. They certainly showed why on Wednesday night.
Wayne Simmonds scored the 200th goal of his career and Steve Mason made 23 saves to lead Philadelphia to a 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Backstrom scores in OT as Capitals beat Flyers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored a power-play goal in overtime to lift the Washington Capitals over the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Saturday night and extend their franchise-record home winning streak to 15.
Backstrom ended the Capitals' power-play frustrations by beating Steve Mason 3:25 into overtime for his 20th goal of the season. It came with Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto in the penalty box for holding, the 12th minor penalty of the game.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers were thrilled to finally see the puck go in the net.
Wayne Simmonds scored a pair of first-period goals, Steve Mason made 33 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers snapped out of an offensive funk with a 4-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Jakub Voracek and Jordan Weal also scored for the Flyers, who won for just the third time in their past 10. Philadelphia had just eight goals in those seven losses.
Mason stops 34 shots to lead Flyers in 2-0 win over Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Mason and the Philadelphia Flyers have struggled since winning 10 in a row last month. They're feeling a little better now after getting consecutive victories for the first time in 5 1/2 weeks.
Mason stopped 34 shots for his 31st career shutout, Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek scored 2:36 apart in the third period and the Flyers beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Giroux scores 3:20 into OT to lift Flyers past Islanders
NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Giroux scored at 3:20 of overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers rallied to beat the Islanders 3-2 Sunday night to end New York's three-game winning streak.
Giroux's 11th goal of the season came on pass from defenseman Shayne Gostibehere from behind the net, giving the Flyers a much-needed win after trailing 2-0. Philadelphia 2as 3-9-3 in its previous 15 since a 10-game winning streak.
Foligno scores in OT as Blue Jackets beat Flyers 2-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said he could tell his team, playing for the third time in four days, was running out of gas down the stretch, especially when Philadelphia scored with 17 seconds left to tie it.
However, Columbus had enough left to pull out the win in overtime.
Nick Foligno scored 2:33 into OT to lift the Blue Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Flyers on Sunday night, their first since a 16-game winning streak ended with two straight losses.
Fabbri nets hat trick as Blues come back to beat Flyers 6-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robby Fabbri broke out of a scoring funk and added to his hat collection in the process.
Fabbri got a hat trick, David Perron and Scottie Upshall scored during St. Louis' four-goal third period and the Blues rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Shattenkirk also scored and Carter Hutton made 17 saves as the Blues improved to 12-1-4 at home.
Simmonds, Voracek lift Flyers to shootout win over Capitals
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Steve Mason and the Flyers didn't want to waste their recent winning streak.
Mason made 36 saves before stopping three straight shots in the shootout, Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds scored in the tiebreaker and Philadelphia beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux scored in regulation for Philadelphia, which snapped a two-game skid that followed a 10-game winning streak.
Flyers hold off Avalanche 4-3 for 10th straight win
DENVER (AP) — Wayne Simmonds handed his own stick to Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the middle of a late onslaught by the Colorado Avalanche and continued to try to block shots with his body.
It was the kind of all-out effort the Philadelphia Flyers needed to preserve their longest winning streak in 31 years.
Roman Lyubimov and Brayden Schenn scored 1:46 apart in the third period and Philadelphia held on for its 10th straight victory, beating Colorado 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Flyers hold on to beat Avs 4-3 for 10th straight win
DENVER (AP) — Roman Lyubimov and Brayden Schenn scored 1:46 apart in the third period to help the Philadelphia Flyers to their 10th straight victory, 4-3 over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.
The Flyers have their longest winning streak since a franchise-best 13-game run in 1985.
Raffl scores late, Flyers beat Oilers for 7th straight win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After leaning on Steve Mason throughout most of the last three weeks, the Philadelphia Fyers bailed out their goaltender with a strong offensive display.
Michael Raffl scored with 1:29 remaining to cap Philadelphia's rally from two goals down in the third period to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 Thursday night for the Flyers' seventh straight win.
Claude Giroux had two goals and one assist, and Mark Streit, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers.
Voracek, Simmonds lift Flyers to sixth straight win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the Philadelphia Flyers in subpar form on Tuesday night, goalie Steve Mason made all the difference.
Mason made 42 saves and Jakub Voracek scored with 8.6 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Flyers to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over the Florida Panthers.
Wayne Simmonds had two goals for the Flyers, who are on their longest winning streak in five years.
Mason, who earned the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday, won his fifth straight start.
Simmonds leads Flyers past Predators 4-2 for 5th straight
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are the hottest team in hockey.
Wayne Simmonds scored two power-play goals and Philadelphia beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on Sunday night to win its fifth consecutive game.
Playing in front of a sellout crowd, the Flyers (14-10-3) earned their second road victory in two days against a Central Division team. They defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Saturday.
Provorov scores 2, prevents 1 as Flyers beat Blackhawks 3-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ivan Provorov admitted he was motivated to make his second career game against the Chicago Blackhawks a lot better than his first.
The 19-year-old rookie defenseman did just that, scoring twice and prevented one by the Blackhawks to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat Chicago 3-1 on Saturday.
Provorov was on the ice for five Blackhawks goals in their 7-4 at home over the Flyers on Oct. 18.
Claude Giroux scores in OT, Flyers beat Senators 3-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Claude Giroux couldn't have asked for a much better trip to Ottawa.
The Philadelphia captain scored twice, the second 40 seconds into overtime in the Flyers' 3-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night.
Giroux's two-goal outing came a night after he was engaged to girlfriend Ryanne Breton of Ottawa.
"It was pretty special (to get engaged) and to get the win was icing on the cake," said Giroux, who grew up in the area.
Bruins rally in third period, settle for single point in shootout loss to Flyers
PHILADELPHIA — One entry on the Bruins’ team statistics list had to be particularly troubling: Their 0-8-0 record when trailing after two periods, an inability to deliver a single third-period comeback to gain a point or two.
Gostisbehere, Mason lift Flyers over Bruins 3-2 in shootout
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With just one prior shootout attempt on his NHL resume, defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere took his own advice Tuesday night to score the game-winning goal against Tuukka Rask in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins.
Killorn and Callahan score in 3rd, Lightning beat Flyers 4-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Normally, failing to convert on three consecutive power plays in the third period would spell trouble. The Tampa Bay Lightning turned it into a comeback victory.
Alex Killorn and Ryan Callahan scored 12 seconds apart in the final period, and the Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Tampa Bay also got goals from Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov. Andrei Vasilevskiy, coming off consecutive shutouts, stopped 29 shots.
Mason, Simmonds lead Flyers over Panthers 3-1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Simmonds and the Philadelphia Flyers played a strong game in front of Steve Mason, and the goaltender was there when needed.
Mason made 38 saves and Simmonds had a goal and an assist, helping the Flyers beat the Florida Panthers 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Simmonds scored an even-strength goal in the first period and assisted Nick Cousins on the second of Philadelphia's power-plays in the second.
Karlsson’s shootout goal lifts Senators past Flyers, 3-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Erik Karlsson showed again how valuable he is in a shootout.
Karlsson scored the only goal of the tiebreaker to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
After coming in with four goals in 12 shootout attempts, Karlsson snapped a wrist shot past Flyers goalie Steve Mason and inside the right post in the fifth round.
Schenn scores in 3rd, Flyers beat Wild 3-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The day after allowing six goals in a lopsided loss, Steve Mason was supposed to be given the night off.
Instead, he was thrown into injury relief duty and helped the Flyers pull out a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Brayden Schenn scored the tiebreaking goal at 8:43 of the third period, and Brandon Manning and Michael Del Zotto also scored to help the Flyers snap a three-game skid.