VORACEK HELPS LIFT FLYERS TO SHOOTOUT WIN
philadelphia»Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds scored in the shootout, Steve Mason made 36 saves and the Flyers beat the Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux scored in regulation for Philadelphia, which snapped a twogame skid that followed a 10game winning streak.
Andre Burakovsky and Lars Eller scored in regulation for Washington.
T.J. Oshie converted in the shootout for the Capitals, but Voracek, Philadelphia’s third shooter, beat Braden Holtby to tie it at 1. The tiebreaker went to sudden death when Nicklas Backstrom misfired on Washington’s third attempt.
Simmonds put the Flyers ahead by beating Holtby with a forehand shot, and Mason stopped Justin Williams to end it.
Islanders sign Gionta. The New York Islanders signed forward Stephen Gionta to a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday and recalled him from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League. The 33-year-old Gionta had a goal and two assists in seven games for Bridgeport. Last season, he had a goal and 10 assists in 82 games for the Devils. The former Boston College star has 15 goals and 35 assists in 270 career games, all with New Jersey. The Islanders host Buffalo on Friday night. …The Red Wings have put goaltender Jimmy Howard on seven-day injured reserve and called up Jared Coreau from the Grand Rapids Griffins to take his spot on the roster.