Flyers top Wild 7-4 for the 2nd victory in the last 11 matches

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – James van Riemsdyk took a hat-trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 win on the Minnesota Wild on Monday-evening.

Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers. Carter Hart had 34 saves.

It was only the second victory in the last eleven games for Philadelphia, which started on Monday with the least points in the league.

Jason Zucker, Marcus Foligno, Joel Eriksson Ek and Ryan Suter scored for Minnesota.

The Wild dropped to 0-5-1 against Metropolitan Division-teams.


Philadelphia Flyers & Robert Hagg, left, clashes with Minnesota Wild's Nate Prosser during the third bout of an NHL hockey game, Monday, January 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 7-4. (AP Photo / Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia Flyers & Robert Hagg, left, clashes with Minnesota Wild's Nate Prosser during the third bout of an NHL hockey game, Monday, January 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 7-4. (AP Photo / Matt Slocum)

TORONTO (AP) – Carl Soderberg had his first career hit and Colorado topped Toronto.

Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Matt Calvert also scored for Colorado, which had lost nine of its last 10 games in general (1-7-2) and seven consecutive rules on the road. Semyon Varlamov stopped 17 shots.

Igor Ozhiganov, Kasperi Kapanen and Mitch Marner scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen earned 32 saves in his return to the starting line-up after missing eight games with a groin injury. Auston Matthews added two assists.

Toronto has lost five of its last seven games and four out of five at home.


BOSTON (AP) – Jeff Petry scored 15 seconds of overtime, struck the puck and drove past Tuukka Rask and led Montreal to a victory over Boston.

Carey Price stopped 41 shots for the Canadians. Paul Byron scored a short-handed goal, and Brendan Gallagher also scored to help Montreal reach his third win in four attempts.

Rask made 19 saves but lost for the first time in his last six starts. David Krejci scored a power-play goal – with Rask retiring for a 6-on-4 – with only 38 seconds left to transfer the game.

Brad Marchand also scored for Boston and gave the Bruins about six minutes ahead of the game.


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Kyle Palmieri and Blake Coleman scored twice and New Jersey had his biggest attack game of the season when he defeated Chicago.

Travis Zajac, Sami Vatanen, Kevin Rooney and Brett Seney also scored when the devils won consecutive games for only the third time since the opening of the season with four consecutive victories. Rookie goalkeeper Mackenzie Blackwood won for the fifth time in seven decisions.

Patrick Kane scored twice and set up two others for the Blackhawks. Brent Seabrook, Dominik Kahun and Brandon Saad also scored for Chicago, meaning that goalers Cam Ward and Collin Delia defeated most of the game by giving up at least seven goals for the fifth season of the fifth season. The eight goals against the team that the Blackhawks have given the least this season.


WASHINGTON (AP) – Vince Dunn scored his first goal since October, David Perron extended his point-streak and St. Louis scored three goals in a span of five minutes to beat Washington for his first three-game winning streak of the season.

Dunn kicked the puck in on a double deflection for his first goal in 33 games and assisted on Perron's goal with a no-look backhanded pass & # 39 ;. Ivan Barbashev and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored.

Perron, who returned to St. Louis in the off-season, has five goals and nine assists during his career-best 11-game point-streak.

Jake Allen has made 28 saves.

Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 33rd goal of the season for Washington, which dropped second in a row. Ovechkin took over the only sixth place in NHL history with his 238th power play in the career and tied Dave Andreychuk in 14th place on the all-time list with the 640th goal of his career.

Capitals back-up Pheonix Copley allowed four targets on 37 shots.


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Milan Lucic and Zack Kassian each scored a few goals when Edmonton left Buffalo.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers, who had won two of their last three.

Casey Mittelstadt and Evan Rodrigues scored for the struggling Sabers, who lost three consecutive riders.


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