PHILADELPHIA (AP) Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
Del Zotto and Simmonds helped the Flyers erase a 1-0 hole and give them an important two points in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Michael Raffl scored an empty-net goal to seal the victory.
Steve Mason stopped 28 shots for the Flyers
Jaden Schwartz scored his 21st goal for the Blues. Brian Elliott was stout in making 28 saves for a Blues team trying to gain ground in the Central Division and Western Conference.
ISLANDERS 4, PREDATORS 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Brock Nelson scored with 6:08 left, helping the New York Islanders rally after blowing a two-goal lead in the third period with a win over slumping Nashville, which lost its season-worst fifth straight game.
The Islanders moved back atop the Metropolitan Division ahead of the idle Rangers and swept the season series with Nashville for the first time. The Islanders had been 2-7 in Nashville, is second in the Western Conference.
Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves as the Islanders snapped a two-game skid. John Tavares had a goal and an assist, and Anders Lee and Nick Leddy also had goals. Johnny Boychuk added two assists.
Colin Wilson, Craig Smith and Mike Ribeiro scored goals for the Predators.
KINGS 4, CANADIENS 3, SO
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Marian Gaborik’s second power-play goal tied it with 45 seconds left in regulation, and he scored again in the shootout as Los Angeles rallied to beat Montreal.
Jeff Carter also scored in regulation and the shootout, and Anze Kopitar scored in the fourth round before Lars Eller put a shot off the post to end Los Angeles’ second shootout victory in eight tries this season.
The defending Stanley Cup champions have won 10 of 13 overall, staying even with Calgary in third place in the Pacific Division.
Max Pacioretty scored in the third period and again in the shootout for the Canadiens, who rallied from an early two-goal deficit. Tom Gilbert and Brendan Gallagher scored 94 seconds apart to tie it in the second period for the Canadiens.
Montreal rebounded from back-to-back losses in California with its first point on a four-game West Coast trip. The Canadiens have lost three straight for the first time since early December.
FLAMES 4, BRUINS 3, SO
BOSTON (AP) – Sean Monahan scored Calgary’s first goal at Boston in more than eight years, and the Flames earned their first road win against the Bruins since 2003 with a shootout victory.
David Schlemko ended the shootout in the eighth round with a series of fakes on Boston goalie Tuukka Rask, who wasn’t ready for the last one as Schlemko tapped the puck into the net to clinch Calgary’s first win at Boston since December 2003.
Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau also scored for the Flames in regulation, and Karri Ramo made 34 saves, then allowed just one puck past him in the shootout when Patrice Bergeron scored to open the seventh round.
Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic scored for the Bruins, and Loui Eriksson added a third-period goal to tie at 3-all and force overtime. Rask finished with 29 saves.
WILD 2, CAPITALS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) – Jason Pominville scored two third-period goals, Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves, and Minnesota rallied to edge Washington.
Pominville tied it with his 14th goal of the season off a scramble in front of the net at 9:19, then blasted a high shot past Braden Holtby from the left circle with 5:32 left after a Washington turnover in the neutral zone.
Holtby made 28 saves for the Capitals, who were without NHL goals leader Alex Ovechkin, who is day to day with a lower-body injury.
Zach Parise had two assists for Minnesota, which has won four straight and 15 of 18.
Curtis Glencross scored for the Capitals, his 10th of the season and first since coming to Washington from Calgary in a trade on Sunday.
The Wild have allowed just 12 goals in eight games. Dubnyk has started a franchise-record 22 straight games with the Wild. He is 17-3-1 with a 1.62 goals-against average in that span.
STARS 4, PANTHERS 3, SO
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Colton Sceviour scored the winning goal in the shootout to lift Dallas over Florida.
Sceviour’s goal came on a backhand shot past goalie Dan Ellis in the third round. The Stars won their second game in a row after losing the previous six. The Panthers have lost two straight.
Alex Goligoski, Shawn Horcoff and Curtis McKenzie scored in regulation for the Stars. Kari Lehtonen allowed three goals on 14 shots before being removed from the game at 12:28 of the second. Jhonas Enroth stopped 10 shots.
Jonathan Huberdeau, Dmitry Kulikov and Brandon Pirri scored for the Panthers.
Ellis, called up from San Antonio of the AHL on Wednesday, due to injuries to goalies Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya, made 29 saves in his first NHL appearance this season.
LIGHTNING 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Ben Bishop made 25 saves, and Tampa Bay topped Toronto.
Nikita Kucherov, Ryan Callahan, Vladislav Namestnikov and Alex Killorn scored for Tampa Bay. Steven Stamkos added two assists.
David Booth and Richard Panik had goals for the Maple Leafs.
Kucherov opened the scoring at 4:25 of the first, snapping a wrist shot past goalie Jonathan Bernier.
Callahan added a first-period goal on a deflection off the stick of defenseman Eric Brewer for his 21st of the season.
COYOTES 3, CANUCKS 2, SO
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Sam Gagner scored the lone goal in the shootout, helping Arizona snap a 10-game losing streak with a victory over Vancouver.
Mike Smith kept the Canucks off the scoreboard in the shootout after the Coyotes allowed two third-period goals to relinquish a 2-0 lead. Smith finished with 32 saves for Arizona, which hadn’t won since Feb. 9 at Chicago and hadn’t earned a victory at home since Jan. 8 against Winnipeg.
Tobias Rieder and B.J. Crombeen scored in regulation for the Coyotes, who have four straight wins at home over the Canucks, dating to last season.
Vancouver’s Eddie Lack stopped six shots in overtime, but couldn’t get to Gagner’s hard forehand in the shootout. Lack had 33 saves, and Chris Higgins and Radim Vrbata had goals for the Canucks.
Vrbata’s goal came with 53 seconds left in regulation.