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December 17. 2013 11:43PM
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PHILADELPHIA — Jakub Voracek scored two goals and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 Tuesday night.


Mark Streit, Wayne Simmonds and Matt Read also had goals for the Flyers.


Alex Ovechkin and Eric Fehr scored for Washington.


Two days after blowing a 4-1 third-period lead at Washington in a 5-4 shootout loss, the Flyers rallied to win their seventh consecutive home game.


Steve Mason made 24 saves for Philadelphia, which evened its record at 15-15-4. The Flyers are 12-6-4 since an embarrassing 7-0 loss at home to the Capitals on Nov. 1. They’ll try to go over .500 for the first time this season Thursday night when they host Columbus.


Lightning 3, Islanders 2, SO


UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Valtteri Filppula scored twice in the final 3 minutes of regulation and then converted in the shootout to rally the Tampa Bay Lightning past the New York Islanders.


Nikita Kucherov also connected in the shootout as the Lightning handed New York its sixth straight loss at home.


Filppula scored his second third-period goal off a scramble with 3.8 seconds left to force overtime. He also scored at 17:07 to cut New York’s lead to 2-1. He has 12 goals on the season.


Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen scored for the Islanders.


Nielsen also scored in the shootout but the game ended when John Tavares couldn’t convert the final Islanders chance against Ben Bishop.


Bruins 2, Flames 0


BOSTON — Zdeno Chara scored two power-play goals and Jarome Iginla had a pair of assists against his former team to help the Boston Bruins beat the Calgary Flames.


David Krejci also had two assists and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves for the Bruins in their third straight shutout of the Flames in Boston. Rask picked up his third shutout of the season and extended Calgary’s scoreless streak in Boston to 189 minutes, 36 seconds.


Reto Berra kept Calgary close, stopping 29 shots as the Bruins controlled play most of the game.


Boston outshot the Flames 31-21 one week after rallying for a 2-1 win in Iginla’s return to Calgary, where he played 16 seasons and spent nine as the team’s captain.


Canadiens 3, Coyotes 1


MONTREAL — Max Pacioretty scored twice in the third period to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.


Carey Price stopped 26 of 27 shots for Montreal and Andrei Markov also scored in the third period.


Mikkel Boedker scored for the Coyotes and Mike Smith made 26 saves.


Pacioretty scored the winner at 13:18 of the third, netting his 13th of the season by shooting the puck into traffic in front of Smith’s goal. The puck ricocheted off defenseman Michael Stone’s skate and into the net.


Phoenix hasn’t won in Montreal since 1996.


Boedker got the Coyotes on the board at 6:14 of the first period, banking his own rebound off his skate and into the net for his 10th goal of the season.


Panthers 3, Maple Leafs 1


TORONTO — Tomas Fleischmann, Sean Bergenheim and Brad Boyes scored and the Florida Panthers topped the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs.


The Panthers won their fourth straight game and won for the sixth time in their past seven. Their last loss came Dec. 8 at the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.


The Leafs were playing the second half of back-to-back games. They lost to Pittsburgh on Monday night. Turnovers led to each of the Panthers’ goals.


Mason Raymond scored for Toronto.


Florida goaltender Scott Clemmensen made 28 saves for the victory.


James Reimer gave up three goals on 23 shots, and the Leafs lost for the fifth time in their past six games.


Ducks 5, Red Wings 2


DETROIT — Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist and the Anaheim Ducks used a four-goal first period to extend their winning streak to six games with a win over the Detroit Red Wings.


Nick Bonino, Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry and Saku Koivu also scored for Anaheim. Andrew Cogliano had three assists and Jonas Hiller made 16 saves.


Tomas Jurco got his first career goal and Daniel Cleary scored for Detroit, which has lost its past six (0-4-2).


Jonas Gustavsson stopped eight of 11 shots before being replaced by Petr Mrazek late in the first period. Mrazek made 17 saves.


Sabres 4, Jets 2


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Marcus Foligno, Matt Moulson and Matt Ellis scored in the third period to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a win over the Winnipeg Jets.


It was Buffalo’s first regulation win since Nov. 15 against Toronto, when interim head coach Ted Nolan took over for the fired Ron Rolston.


Buffalo’s Steve Ott also scored.


Mark Schiefele scored two goals in 36 seconds to build a 2-0 second-period lead for the Jets, who have lost four of their past five games.


Buffalo outshot Winnipeg 31-27 as 12 different Sabres recorded points.




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