Reinhart’s hat trick lifts Sabres past Capitals 5-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 1:59 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three straight goals in the rain to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on a soggy Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Flyers and Penguins took one of the NHL’s more heated rivalries outdoors and into prime time as part of the Stadium Series showcase. The rink needed a squeegee more than a Zamboni, but nearly 70,000 fans stuck around the home of the Eagles to watch the Flyers play the marquee game on their schedule.
The Flyers gave them a win to remember.
With rain pounding the ice in third period, the Flyers got going. James van Riemsdyk, playing in his record sixth outdoor game, made it 3-2 on a power-play goal with 3:04 left. Jake Voracek tied it at 3-all with 19.7 seconds left, sending what was left of the sellout crowd into a frenzy.
Giroux, the Flyers’ All-Star captain, made sure the game didn’t last much longer. He slipped the winner past Matt Murray, and the Flyers celebrated in the mist.
Brian Elliott made 40 saves for Philadelphia.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Sam Reinhart scored three goals and Buffalo snapped a four-game skid with a victory over Washington.
Carter Hutton stopped 31 shots, and Buffalo snapped a 0-3-1 slump.
The Sabres avoided a major scare when leading scorer Jeff Skinner was helped off the ice five minutes into the second period and was unable to place any weight on his left leg. Skinner returned for the start of the third period.
Both teams sat key players with the league’s trade deadline two days away.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sammy Blais scored in the sixth round of the shootout to lift St. Louis past Boston.
Alexander Steen scored in regulation for St. Louis, which had a franchise-record 11-game winning streak snapped on Thursday in Dallas. Jordan Binnington stopped 31 shots through overtime and five more in the shootout to improve to 14-2-1.
Jonathan Huberdeau, Vincent Trocheck, Jamie McGinn and Ian McCoshen also scored, and Barkov, Huberdeau and Yandle added assists for the Panthers, who have won four of five and are 10-5-0 in their last 15.
Florida’s Roberto Luongo stopped 18 shots and tied Ed Belfour for third place in career wins among goaltenders with 484.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky had 26 saves and recorded his second shutout in two nights, Matt Duchene scored his first goal for his new team and Columbus Blue beat San Jose.
Duchene, making his home debut after being dealt for a pair of top prospects and draft picks, tapped in a loose puck after a rebound early in the second period to put the Blue Jackets up 2-0.
DALLAS (AP) — Curtis McElhinney made 14 of his 24 saves in the third period for his 10th career shutout, and Carolina blanked Dallas.
Lucas Wallmark and Justin Faulk scored early in the first two periods to support McElhinney’s second shutout of the season and the Hurricanes‘ fourth in 10 games. Jordan Martinook added an empty-netter as Carolina won for the fifth time in six games.
Ben Biship finished with 28 saves for the Stars, 1-5-1 in their last seven games but still clinging to a Western Conference wild card position with 21 games remaining.
Grubauer made the start and got the seventh shutout of his career with Colorado playing its second game in 24 hours.
William Nylander and Auston Matthews each had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Ennis and Andreas Johnsson also scored for Toronto, which snapped a season-high three-game losing streak. Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots, and Patrick Marleau, Mitch Marner and Morgan Rielly had two assists each.
Mikko Koskinen made 33 saves for the Oilers, who won their second straight game.
Jacob Markstrom had 20 saves for Vancouver, which lost its third straight game.
- Buffalo Sabres
- Carolina Hurricanes
- Claude Giroux
- Colorado Avalanche
- Columbus Blue Jackets
- Edmonton Oilers
- Florida Panthers
- New York Islanders
- New York Rangers
- Philadelphia Flyers
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- Sam Reinhart
- Toronto Maple Leafs