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NHL : Flyers win Winter Classic preview

AP , BOSTON

Kimmo Timonen broke a third-period tie, then added a short-handed empty-netter to lead the Flyers to a 3-1 win over the Bruins on Monday in a preview of the Winter Classic.

Brian Boucher stopped 26 shots for the Flyers.

Vladimir Sobotka scored for Boston.

The longtime rivals are scheduled to meet again on New Year’s Day at Fenway Park in the annual Winter Classic outdoor game.

THRASHERS 3, RANGERS 2, SO

At New York, Johan Hedberg made 46 saves and then was perfect in two shootout rounds to lift Atlanta over the Rangers.

Ilya Kovalchuk and Vyacheslav Kozlov scored on the Thrashers’ only shots in the shootout against Henrik Lundqvist. Hedberg made a pad save on Marian Gaborik in the first round, then watched the puck slide off the stick of Ales Kotalik before he could muster an attempt.

Kozlov and Colby Armstrong scored to give Atlanta a pair of one-goal leads in regulation, but Ryan Callahan and Gaborik had power-play tallies to get New York even.

PREDATORS 5, BLUE JACKETS 3

At Columbus, Steve Sullivan had three goals for the seventh time in his career, leading Nashville.

Patric Hornqvist and Ryan Jones also scored for the Predators.

Columbus, goals came from Antoine Vermette, Jakub Voracek and R.J. Umberger scored for.

RED WINGS 3, COYOTES 2

At Detroit, Jimmy Howard made 30 saves and Kris Newbury, Patrick Eaves and Derek Meech scored to lift the Red Wings.

PANTHERS 7, ISLANDERS 1

At Uniondale, New York, Nathan Horton scored three times as Florida won for just the third time in 13 games.

Michal Repik, Stephen Weiss, Kamil Kreps and Radek Dvorak added goals for the Panthers (13-14-7).

SABRES 4, CANADIENS 3

At Montreal, Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal 14:41 into the third period as Buffalo extended its winning streak to four games.

Patrick Kaleta had his second short-handed goal in two games late in the second to put the Sabres up 2-1.

Tim Kennedy’s third goal 12:33 into the third gave Buffalo a short-lived 3-2 lead.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, SENATORS 2

At Toronto, Francois Beauchemin scored six minutes into the third period to break the final tie as Toronto won its first in three meetings this season with their provincial rival.

CANUCKS 3, KINGS 1

At Vancouver, Ryan Kesler opened the scoring 64 seconds in and set up Mason Raymond’s insurance goal with 5:12 left, leading the Canucks over Los Angeles.

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