Philly continues to own Chicago with shutout win
Sean Couturier had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliott made 33 saves and the Flyers continued their dominance over Chicago in Philadelphia with a 4-0 victory over the slumping Blackhawks on Saturday.
Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists and Nolan Patrick added an empty-netter for the Flyers, who have won five of six overall and 15 in a row at home in the regular season against the Blackhawks. Chicago last won a regular-season game in Philadelphia on Nov. 9, 1996.
The Blackhawks have lost six straight games and two in a row under new coach Jeremy Colliton. Colliton, 33, replaced Joel Quenneville, who was fired Tuesday after 10 seasons at the helm.
Elliott made some key saves in the third period, including stopping Patrick Kane from close range on a Blackhawks power play, while recording his 38th career shutout.
Sabres 4, Canucks 3 A
(OT): Jeff Skinner and Sam Reinhart rallied host Buffalo with goals late in the third period, and Jack Eichel and Casey Mittelstadt scored in the shootout.
With goalie Carter Hutton pulled for an extra attacker, Skinner got Buffalo within 3-2 with 2:27 left in the third, and Reinhart tied it 40 seconds later.
Nathan Beaulieu also scored, and Rasmus Ristolainen and Rasmus Dahlin each had two assists in the Sabres’ second straight overtime win.
Hutton made 36 saves and stopped two shots in the shootout.
Loui Eriksson had a goal and an assist for the Canucks, who are 4-0-2 in their last six games. Jake Virtanen and Erik Gudbranson also scored. Jacob Markstrom stopped 34 shots.
Predators 5, Stars 4
(OT): Mattias Ekholm scored 2:27 into overtime after visting Nashville rallied on Roman Josi’s power-play goal with 43 seconds left in regulation.
Nashville killed off a Dallas power play for the first part of OT, then Ekholm took a cross-ice pass from Kyle Turris and sent the puck over Stars goalie Ben Bishop for the win. Bishop made 29 stops.
The Predators (13-3-0) improved to 8-0 on the road. Dallas (9-6-2) lost for the third time in four games.
Josi and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist. Ryan Hartman and Yannick Weber also scored, and Juuse Saros had 20 saves.
Tyler Seguin, Jason Spezza, Tyler Pitlick and rookie Denis Gurianov scored for Dallas.
Dallas acquired defenseman Taylor Fedun from Buffalo.
The Sabres received a seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft, conditional on Fedun playing in at least 25 games in the regular season and playoffs.