Philly con­tin­ues to own Chicago with shutout win

Miami Herald (Sunday) - - Sports - From Mi­ami Her­ald wire ser­vices

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.

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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

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(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.

Stars-Sabres trade:

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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.

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