Hart stays hot as Fly­ers dump slump­ing Ducks

Is­lan­ders, Bru­ins earn OT vic­to­ries

Albuquerque Journal - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL -

PHILADEL­PHIA — Carter Hart’s ap­proach to mak­ing big saves is sim­ple and ef­fec­tive.

Hart stopped 30 shots for his eighth straight vic­tory, Sean Cou­turier had a goal and two as­sists and the Philadel­phia Fly­ers scored four times in the first pe­riod to rout the slump­ing Ana­heim Ducks 6-2 on Satur­day.

Michael Raffl, Os­kar Lind­blom, Phil Varone, Nolan Pa­trick and Travis Konecny also scored for the Fly­ers, who have won nine of 10.

The 20-year-old Hart helped the Fly­ers to a fast start, deny­ing Jakob Sil­fver­berg on a break­away with a glove save 1:15 into the con­test.

Hart tied an NHL rookie record for most con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries be­fore turn­ing 21, match­ing for­mer Que­bec net­min­der Jo­ce­lyn Thibault’s per­for­mance in March 1995.

“I don’t look at those things,” Hart said. “Sure it’s cool, but we just want to win hockey games.”

Buoyed by Hart’s early-game per­for­mance, Philadel­phia broke away early.

“It could’ve been a whole dif­fer­ent game,” Cou­turier said. “He’s been keep­ing us in games, mak­ing us be­lieve even when we’re not play­ing our best. It’s nice to get him some goals. He’s been un­be­liev­able.”

Adam Hen­rique and Nick Ritchie scored for Ana­heim, which lost its sev­enth in a row and 19th in the last 21.

Ryan Get­zlaf had two as­sists while play­ing in his 967th con­test, which set a club record for

most games with the Ducks. IS­LAN­DERS 4, AVALANCHE 3, OT: In New York, Ryan Pu­lock scored his sec­ond goal of the game 2:23 into over­time to lift New York past Colorado.

Jordan Eberle had a goal and an as­sist, Josh Bai­ley also scored, and Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots. The Is­lan­ders are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games. BRU­INS 5, KINGS 4, OT:

In Bos­ton, Pa­trice Berg­eron scored a power-play goal at 2:34 of over­time to lift Bos­ton past Los An­ge­les.

Brad Marc­hand, David Kre­jci and Dan­ton Heinen scored in a 3:22 span early in the third pe­riod to give the Bru­ins a 4-2 edge. The Kings ral­lied to tie it on goals by Nate Thom­son and Os­car Fan­ten­berg. BLUES 3, PREDA­TORS 2: In St. Louis, Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 19th goal, rookie Jordan Bin­ning­ton made 28 saves and St. Louis beat Nashville for its fifth straight vic­tory.

Vince Dunn and Macken­zie MacEach­ern also scored. The teams will meet again to­day in Nashville.

SABRES 3, RED WINGS 1: In Buf­falo, N.Y., Casey Mit­tel­stadt and Kyle Ok­poso scored pow­er­play goals and Buf­falo won for the fourth time in 11 games.

Li­nus Ull­mark stopped 28 shots, bounc­ing back after al­low­ing 10 goals on 75 shots in his pre­vi­ous two out­ings.

WILD 4, DEVILS 2: In Ne­wark, N.J., for­mer Devils star Zach Parise scored the goa­head goal and Min­nesota beat New Jer­sey to snap a four-game los­ing streak.

Line­mates Mar­cus Foligno, Joel Eriks­son Ek and Luke Kunin also scored, and De­van Dub­nyk made 16 saves. SEN­A­TORS 5, JETS 2: In Ot­tawa, Win­nipeg na­tive Mark

Stone scored twice to help Ot­tawa beat the Jets.

Matt Duch­ene, Ryan Dzin­gel and Zack Smith also scored, and An­ders Nils­son made 44 saves. LIGHT­NING 5, PEN­GUINS 4:

In Tampa, Fla., Tyler John­son and J.T Miller had third-pe­riod goals and Tampa Bay beat Pitts­burgh to end a two-game skid.

Yanni Gourde, Erik Cer­nak and An­thony Cirelli also scored for the NHL-lead­ing Light­ning. SHARKS 5, OILERS 2: In Edmonton, Al­berta, Kevin La­banc had his first career hat trick and San Jose beat Edmonton for its fifth straight vic­tory.

Evan­der Kane and To­mas Hertl also scored, and Aaron Dell made 21 saves. PAN­THERS 5, CAP­I­TALS 4, OT: In Wash­ing­ton, Mike Hoff­man scored on a power play 1: 31 into over­time and Roberto Luongo made 26 saves to help Florida beat Wash­ing­ton. MAPLE LEAFS 4, CANA­DI­ENS 3, OT: In Mon­treal, John Tavares scored at 2:17 of over­time to lift Toronto.

An­dreas Johns­son, Nikita Zait­sev and Wil­liam Ny­lan­der also scored to help the Maple Leafs ex­tend their win­ning streak to four games. BLUE JACK­ETS 4, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3: In Las Ve­gas, Nev., Cam Atkin­son scored two goals less than three min­utes apart to lead Colum­bus past Ve­gas. CANUCKS 4, FLAMES 3, SO:

In Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Columbia, Elias Pet­ters­son got the only goal in the shootout to lead Van­cou­ver past Cal­gary. COY­OTES 3, STARS 2: In Glen­dale, Ariz., Alex Galchenyuk scored twice and Darcy Kuem­per stopped 33 shots to help Ari­zona beat Dal­las.

TOM MIHALEK/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Philadel­phia Fly­ers goalie Carter Hart, left, sweeps the puck away from Ana­heim’s Rickard Rakell, right, dur­ing Satur­day’s game. Hart fin­ished with 30 saves and won his eighth straight in goal.

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