NHL Capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) Brayden Schenn scored twice, Vincent Lecavalier added his first goal in nearly three months, and the Philadelphia Flyers had little trouble with the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Carlo Colaiacovo chipped in a rare goal for the Flyers, who ended a nine-game, road-losing streak. Steve Mason stopped 24 shots for Philadelphia as the Flyers won their seventh straight game in Pittsburgh.

Sidney Crosby scored his 300th career goal for the Penguins and boosted his NHL-leading point total to 80, but Pittsburgh mustered little offense on a night the team played without injured stars Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves for the Penguins, who remained tied with the New York Islanders for second place in the Metropolitan Division.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Andrew Cogliano and Francois Beauchemin each had a goal and an assist, and Anaheim clinched its third straight Pacific Division title with a victory over Edmonton.

Corey Perry, Nate Thompson and Simon Despres also scored in the fourth straight win for the NHL-leading Ducks, who became the first team to wrap up a division race with their eighth victory in 10 games overall.

Frederik Andersen made 22 saves, and Jakob Silfverberg had a career-high three assists in a dominant effort by the Ducks, who lead Nashville by four points for home-ice advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored and Ben Scrivens stopped 22 shots for the 28th-place Oilers, whose three-game winning streak ended.

Anaheim swept the clubs’ four-game season series.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Matt Moulson and Matt Ellis scored 1:41 apart in the third period, and Buffalo rallied to beat Toronto.

The Sabres overcame a 3-1 second-period deficit and won their second straight, inching closer to moving out of last place in the NHL. Zac Dalpe and Cody Hodgson also scored.

Ellis added an assist, and Brian Gionta set up two goals for Buffalo (22-47-8), which moved to within two points of 29th-place Arizona.

James van Riemsdyk, Eric Brewer and Nazem Kadri scored for Toronto (29-43-6), which squandered a chance to win three straight for the first time since a six-game run from Dec. 10-16. The Maple Leafs are 10-34-3 since.


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Scott Hannan and Chris Tierney scored to help San Jose keep its slim playoff hopes alive in a win over Colorado.

Patrick Marleau also scored and Logan Couture and John Scott added empty-net goals for the Sharks, who have won 13 straight regular-season home games against Colorado. Alex Stalock made 19 saves in his third straight start in place of sick starter Antti Niemi.

Matt Duchene scored a power-play goal for the Avalanche, who began a three-game road trip with a loss. Reto Barra made 25 saves.

The Sharks moved within five points of Winnipeg for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with five games remaining.