Simon Gagne’s power-play goal broke a third-period tie, and the Flyers rallied for their franchise-record 15th straight victory over the New York Islanders, 3-2, last night in Philadelphia.
Gagne’s goal finished off the Flyers’ comeback from a 2-0 deficit. His attempted pass to Mike Richards deflected off the stick of Islanders defenseman Mark Streit and past goalie Dwayne Roloson with 6:06 remaining.
Jeff Carter and Claude Giroux also scored for the Flyers, who started their streak against the Islanders on Feb. 12, 2008. Philadelphia has outscored New York, 51-25, during the run.
Four of Philadelphia’s five wins over the Islanders this season have been by one goal.
Flames 4, Red Wings 2 - Jarome Iginla and Rene Bourque scored 1:31 apart in the third period, lifting visiting Calgary.
The Flames moved into eighth place in the Western Conference and pushed Detroit to ninth.
The Red Wings have qualified for the playoffs in 18 straight seasons - the longest streak in sports - and earned home-ice advantage in at least one round 17 consecutive times. Those streaks are now in danger.
Calgary’s Daymond Langkow scored 5:18 into the second after a scoreless first. Pavel Datsyuk scored midway through the period to tie it, and Tomas Holmstrom had a power-play goal late in the period to put Detroit ahead.
Canadiens 5, Lightning 3 - Scott Gomez had a goal and two assists and Mathieu Darche scored twice to lead host Montreal.
Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves for Montreal, which gave coach Jacques Martin his 550th career win in the team’s first home game since the Olympic break.
Glen Metropolit scored his 15th goal of the season and added an assist and Benoit Pouliot also scored as the Canadiens won their third in a row.
Steven Stamkos scored his 41st goal for Tampa Bay. He set a Lightning record with his 17th power-play goal and extended his club-record point streak to 17 games.
Canucks 6, Avalanche 4 - Jannik Hansen scored the decisive goal with 2:08 remaining, Mikael Samuelsson had his first NHL hat trick, and visiting Vancouver rallied to beat Colorado.
Hansen snapped the tie with an unusual goal that was confirmed by video replay. Aaron Rome took a shot from the point that bounced off the end boards. Hansen rushed into the crease between the net and goalie Craig Anderson, and the puck caromed in off his skate.
Senators 4, Oilers 1 - Chris Kelly had a goal and an assist, and Matt Cullen, Milan Michalek, and Mike Fisher also scored for Ottawa in Edmonton, Alberta.
Daniel Alfredsson added three assists for the Senators, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Predators 2, Thrashers 1 - Former BU star Colin Wilson scored off an Atlanta miscue and Dan Ellis turned aside 30 shots, leading visiting Nashville.
Panthers 3, Wild 2 - Cory Stillman scored the winning shootout goal and Florida held host Minnesota to a franchise-tying low 11 shots.
Blue Jackets 5, Ducks 2 - Mathieu Garon made 36 saves as Columbus cruised in Anaheim, Calif.