New coach, same result for the Philadelphia Flyers.
With Peter Laviolette making his Flyers debut behind the bench, Tomas Fleischmann and Mike Green scored two goals apiece, and Nicklas Backstrom added a goal and four assists, leading the streaking Washington Capitals to an 8-2 win in Philadelphia last night.
It was the seventh loss in eight games for the Flyers, who fired coach John Stevens Friday and hired Laviolette to replace him.
The Southeast Division-leading Capitals didn’t miss two-time MVP Alex Ovechkin, who served the final game of a two-game suspension.
Washington won its fifth straight.
Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 2 - Wojtek Wolski had a goal and an assist as visiting Colorado held on for a victory when a tying goal was disallowed in the final seconds.
Jason Chimera thought he tied it for Columbus with 13.7 seconds left, jamming in the puck at the left post.
After a replay review, the call on the ice was reversed and it was ruled the puck did not cross between the goal posts.
Blues 5, Kings 4 - Paul Kariya scored two goals in the third period and St. Louis got goals from Andy McDonald and Brad Boyes in the first two rounds of a shootout to win in Los Angeles.
Boyes and Keith Tkachuk had second-period goals for the Blues and Chris Mason recorded six of his 36 saves in overtime before thwarting Anze Kopitar and Jack Johnson in the shootout.
Kariya’s second goal of the game and eighth of the season came during a power play with 2:20 remaining, giving him four in five games following a 14-game drought.
Hurricanes 5, Canucks 3 - Erik Cole scored three goals as host Carolina held off Vancouver, ending its five-game skid.
Cole’s sixth career hat trick was his first multigoal game for Carolina since he was reacquired from Edmonton March 4.
Ray Whitney had a goal and two assists for Carolina, which ended Vancouver’s three-game road winning streak.
Thrashers 2, Panthers 1 - Rich Peverley scored in a shootout to lift Atlanta over host Florida.
Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun made his first start since being struck in the head when teammate Keith Ballard swung his stick in a fit of frustration after an Atlanta goal.
Vokoun held a shutout until 1:04 remained in regulation, when Ilya Kovalchuk tied it at 1 with a shot from the left circle.
Wild 5, Predators 3 - Andrew Brunette scored a power-play goal and added an assist as visiting Minnesota beat Nashville for its fifth straight win.
Oilers 3, Stars 2 - Shawn Horcoff scored in the fifth round of a shootout to give Edmonton just its fourth win in its last 26 games in Dallas.
Devils 4, Red Wings 3 - Detroit rallied from two goals down to force overtime, but Patrik Elias scored in the fourth round of a shootout to lift host New Jersey.
Blackhawks 2, Penguins 1 - Kris Versteeg scored 2:38 into overtime and Chicago snapped the Penguins’ five-game home winning streak.
Rangers 2, Sabres 1 - Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves to lift New York to a win over host Buffalo.
Lightning 4, Islanders 0 - Rookie defenseman Victor Hedman scored his first NHL goal and Mike Smith made 30 saves to lead host Tampa Bay.
Coyotes 3, Senators 2 - Ed Jovanovski and Taylor Pyatt scored unassisted goals to lift host Phoenix, which won its fourth straight to match a season high.
Flames 2, Sharks 1 - Daymond Langkow scored early in the third period, and visiting Calgary held on to beat San Jose.