Sean Couturier has hat trick, Flyers beat Bruins 4-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier had a hat trick, Carter Hart stopped 39 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Couturier scored twice within 90 seconds in the second period and sealed the win with his 19th goal late in the third for his first career regular-season hat trick after doing it twice in the playoffs. He gave the Flyers hat tricks in consecutive games after James van Riemsdyk did it Monday night.
Oskar Lindblom also scored, with Claude Giroux getting his 500th assist to join Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke (852) as the only Flyers to hit that milestone. Peter Cehlarik scored twice in his first game of the season and David Pastrnak added a goal for Boston.
COYOTES 6, SHARKS 3
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Christian Fischer had a goal and an assist, Richard Panik scored Arizona’s 12th short-handed goal of the season and the Coyotes snapped San Jose’s seven-game winning streak.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Lawson Crouse, Alex Galchenyuk and Josh Archibald also scored for the Coyotes, the last two coming after the Sharks pulled goalie Aaron Dell in the final two minutes.
Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for Arizona, extending his winning streak to four games.
Kevin Labanc had a goal and two assists, Evander Kane got his 17th goal and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, who were playing the second of back-to-back games after beating Pittsburgh at home Tuesday.
The Sharks had not lost since falling 8-5 to Calgary on New Year’s Eve and had given up only 10 goals in their last six games.
SABRES 4, FLAMES 3, OT
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Jack Eichel scored at 1:10 of overtime to lift Buffalo past Calgary.
Seconds after putting a backhand off the post, the Buffalo captain beat goalie Dave Rittich with a low shot to the glove side.
Jake McCabe, Evan Rodrigues and Rasmus Dahlin also scored and Linus Ullmark made 30 saves to help Buffalo snap a four-game skid and end Calgary’s five-game winning streak.
Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist for the Flames, and Matthew Tkachuk and Noah Hanifin also scored. Rittich made 19 saves.
SENATORS 5, AVALANCHE 2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Duchene had two goals and an assist against his former club and Ottawa beat Colorado for its first home victory since Dec. 17.
Duchene returned after missing three games for the birth of his first son.
Brady Tkachuk, Mark Stone and Ryan Dzingel also scored for the Senators, and Anders Nilsson made 30 saves. Nikita Zadorov and Nathan MacKinnon scored for Colorado.
OILERS 3, CANUCKS 2, SO
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Chiasson scored in the fifth round of a shootout to give Edmonton a victory over Vancouver.
Jujhar Khaira and Connor McDavid scored in the first period for the Oilers, who won consecutive games for the first time since early December. Mikko Koskinen stopped 20 shots before denying all five Canucks attempts in the tiebreaker.
Brandon Sutter and Markus Granlund had the goals for Vancouver. Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves.