PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart made 41 saves, Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek scored, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Monday night for their eighth straight victory.
The Flyers pulled within five points of a playoff spot after having the NHL’s worst record on Jan. 9 — they were 14 points out of a postseason berth during the All-Star break just over a week ago. Philadelphia also became the first NHL expansion club to reach 2,000 victories
Hart, Philadelphia’s 20-year-old rookie, won his seventh straight start with another solid game. His best stop came with 5 ½ minutes left when he dived with his right arm to deny Nikolay Goldobin from a sharp angle on a power play.
RANGERS 3, OT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored 25 seconds into overtime and Los Angeles rallied to beat New York.
Toffoli’s ninth goal of the season came moments after the Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad rang the puck off the post behind Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick. Toffoli was mobbed by his teammates as Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist skated away in disgust.
MAPLE LEAFS 6, DUCKS 1
TORONTO (AP) — Andreas Johnsson had two goals and two assists, Jake Muzzin added a goal and two assists and Toronto routed Anaheim.
William Nylander and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist, and Connor Brown also scored for Toronto, which has won three in a row at Scotiabank Arena after dropping six of their previous seven home games.
STARS 5, COYOTES 4
DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored a tiebreaking goal with 7:32 to play, and Dallas scored four goals in a wild third period on the way to win over Arizona.
Roope Hintz, John Klingberg, Radek Faksa and Mattias Janmark also scored for the Stars. Ben Bishop made 39 saves as Dallas extended its winning streak to a season-best five games.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Kevin Connauton, Vinnie Hinostroza and Alex Galchenyuk scored for Arizona. Darcy Kuemper finished with 24 saves.