FLY­ERS COME BACK FOR OVER­TIME WIN

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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.

TUES­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

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.

FOOT­NOTE

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.

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