Flyers erase 3-0 hole, push by Sabres in OT
Claude Giroux scored 2:27 into overtime for the Philadelphia Flyers, who overcame a three-goal, first-period deficit on the road and beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-4, last night.
Rookie Matt Read, Scott Hartnell, and Jaromir Jagr scored in the second period, and Maxime Talbot added a goal for Philadelphia, which led, 4-3, in the third.
The Flyers (16-7-3) scored four times on 10 shots bridging the first and second periods after falling behind, 3-0, to win their third straight.
Zack Kassian had a goal and an assist, and Ville Leino, Thomas Vanek, and Drew Stafford also scored for the Sabres (14-11-2), who have lost three of four.
The Flyers are an NHL-best 10-3-1 on the road. Buffalo has lost six of its last seven at home (1-4-2).
Hurricanes 5, Oilers 3 - Kirk Muller earned his first win behind the Carolina bench, and his club snapped a seven-game losing streak with a victory in Edmonton.
Jeff Skinner, Jamie McBain, Patrick Dwyer, Chad LaRose, and Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Hurricanes (9-17-4), who won their first game in five tries under Muller, a first-time NHL coach. Tomas Kaberle added two assists.
Carolina was 0-6-1 in its previous seven games and 0-5 since Muller took over for the fired Paul Maurice on Nov. 28. Eric Belanger, Ben Eager, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had goals for the Oilers (13-12-3), who have lost two straight and five of six.
Capitals 5, Senators 3 - Alex Ovechkin scored one of three straight goals by Washington in the third period against host Ottawa.
Nicklas Backstrom tied it at 2 with his 10th goal on a power play 9:45 into the third. He earned his 19th assist on Ovechkin’s spectacular go-ahead goal, his ninth.
Troy Brouwer scored 15 seconds later to make it 4-2. John Carlson, who had two assists, scored into an empty net for his third point.
Jeff Halpern scored early in the second and Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves for Washington, which has won two of three, including an overtime win over Ottawa Saturday.
Milan Michalek drew the Senators within one with his team-leading 17th goal on a power play at 16:08.