FLYERS COME BACK FOR OVERTIME WIN
philadelphia» Jakub Voracek scored with 8.6 seconds left in overtime after Wayne Simmonds had two goals in regulation, leading the Flyers to their sixth straight victory, 3-2 over the Panthers on Tuesday.
Steve Mason made 42 saves to help the Flyers to their longest winning streak in five years. Mason, who earned the NHL’s first star of the week on Monday, won his fifth straight start.
Mason turned aside Florida’s best chance in overtime when he denied Aaron Ekblad’s slap shot from close range.
Andrew Ladd scored in the second period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 36 shots to lead the Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers. John Tavares, Jason Chimera and Scott Mayfield also scored. … Taylor Hall scored a goal and set up a go-ahead tally by Kyle Palmieri to lift the Devils over the Canucks 3-2. Defenseman Ben Lovejoy also scored and Cory Schneider made 22 saves as New Jersey remained the NHL’s only team not to lose at home in regulation. … Rasmus Ristolainen scored from the left circle 57 seconds into overtime, and the Sabres beat the Oilers 4-3. … Henrik Zetterberg backhanded in the deciding goal in the shootout and the Red Wings came back from a two-goal deficit to beat the Jets 4-3. Thomas Vanek also scored against goalie Connor Hellebuyck in the shootout, and Patrik Laine had Winnipeg’s tally against Petr Mrazek. … Jaden Schwartz got his second goal of the game in overtime, leading the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Canadiens. Schwartz lifted a backhander past goalie Al Montoya with 1:22 left in overtime. … Marian Hossa had two goals, Scott Darling made 22 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Coyotes 4-0. … Sean Monahan gave the Flames a 2-1 victory over the Stars with a power-play goal midway through the third period.
Player leaves ice on stretcher. Canucks defenseman Philip Larsen was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being checked in the face by Devils forward Taylor Hall on Tuesday. Larsen fell on his back in the second period after taking a very hard hit from Hall’s shoulder behind the net and did not seem to move. It appeared a loose stick hit Larsen in the head as he lay on the ice. The 27-year-old was treated by trainers before a stretcher was wheeled on the ice and Larsen was strapped in place. No penalty was called. It appeared Hall got Larsen with his shoulder and possibly elbow.