Mon, Feb 09, 2009 - Page 19 News List

NHL: Flyers sink NHL-leading Bruins during overtime

AP , BOSTON

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Ken Klee, right, checks Carolina Hurricanes right winger Justin Williams in the first period their game in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday.

PHOTO: AP

Randy Jones’ shot rebounded into the net off a Boston player with 2 minutes left in overtime, giving the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 victory over the NHL-leading Bruins on Saturday.

Former Bruin Glen Metropolit, Scott Hartnell and Simon Gagne also scored for Philadelphia, who rallied from 3-1 down after the first period. Byron Bitz scored his first NHL goal for Boston. Marc Savard and Chuck Kobasew also scored.

BLUE JACKETS 3, SHARKS 2, OT

In Columbus, Ohio, Christian Backman scored in overtime to help Columbus edge San Jose.

The result snapped the Blue Jackets’ three-game losing streak, while inflicting a third straight defeat on the Sharks for the first time this season.

Columbus goalie Dan LaCosta made 28 saves in his first NHL start.

CANUCKS 7, BLACKHAWKS 3

In Vancouver, the home side crushed Chicago to leapfrog three teams and move into seventh in the Western Conference.

Henrik Sedin scored 53 seconds into the game and Mats Sundin added a power-play goal 2 minutes later to put the Canucks en route to victory.

CAPITALS 3, PANTHERS 1

In Washington, Mike Green broke a franchise record scoring streak by netting twice in Washington’s win over Florida.

Green tied the game on a power play in the first minute of the third period, then added a late empty-netter, giving him goals in six consecutive games — the longest goal streak by a defenseman in team history.

Despite missing 13 games, Green leads NHL defensemen with 19 goals and 46 points this season. He’s second in the NHL with 14 power-play scores.

HURRICANES 7, COYOTES 2

In Glendale, Arizona, Carolina handed Phoenix its sixth consecutive loss.

Tuomo Ruutu scored twice, and Sergei Samsonov added a goal and three assists for the Hurricanes.

RED WINGS 8, OILERS 3

In Detroit, the hosts scored three times in the first six minutes, setting up a big win over Edmonton.

Brian Rafalski, Maria Hossa and Pavel Datsyuk each had a goal and an assist for the reigning Stanley Cup champions.

DUCKS 2, FLAMES 1

In Calgary, Alberta, Corey Perry scored the winner for Anaheim off turnover, downing Calgary.

Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastian Giguere made 26 saves for his first victory in a month.

Perry intercepted an errant pass, broke in alone and snapped a shot that trickled in with 28 seconds left in the second period.

In other games it was:

• Kings 3, Devils 1

• Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 2

• Senators 3, Sabres 2, SO

• Blues 4, Avalanche 1

• Lightning 1, Islanders 0

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