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Saturday, 03.22.2014 / 7:05 PM / News

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NHL Capsules

PHILADELPHIA - Scott Hartnell and Brayden Schenn scored in the second period, and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied to beat the Western Conference leading St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Saturday for their fifth straight victory.

Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds added goals, and Steve Mason made 32 saves to help Philadelphia improve to 12-2-1 in its last 15 games to maintain its hold on second place in the Metropolitan Division.

Jaden Schwartz opened the scoring 6:23 in, finishing a 2-on-1 short-handed opportunity.

Ryan Miller lost for the second time as a member of the Blues since being traded from Buffalo on Feb. 28.

PENGUINS 4, LIGHTNING 3, OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Neal's power-play goal 1:27 into overtime lifted Pittsburgh to a wild victory over Tampa Bay.

Neal's slap shot over Anders Lindback's right shoulder capped a frantic final 15 minutes of play as the teams traded the lead three times.

Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists, and Sidney Crosby added a goal and two assists for the Penguins, who have won nine straight over the Lightning. Jeff Zatkoff stopped 21 shots and Pittsburgh ended Tampa Bay's five-game winning streak.

Steven Stamkos, Valtteri Filppula and Ondrej Palat scored for the Lightning, who have earned at least one point in eight straight games. Lindback made 25 saves.

RED WINGS 3, WILD 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gustav Nyquist's third-period goal helped Detroit top Minnesota for its fourth win in five games.

Jimmy Howard made 28 saves, and Brendan Smith and David Legwand each scored on a power play for the Red Wings, who were in a 2-for-25 slump with the man advantage until getting goals on both of their opportunities against the Wild.

Mikko Koivu gave the Wild an early lead, on a power play, and Charlie Coyle tied the game on a penalty shot. But the Wild, clinging to a wild card spot in the Western Conference race, fell to 2-3-4 in nine games since the trade deadline.

STARS 3, SENATORS 1

DALLAS (AP) — Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored third-period goals to help Dallas rally for a victory over Ottawa.

The Stars snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) and sent the Senators to their sixth consecutive defeat (0-5-1), tying Ottawa's longest skid this season.

Jordie Benn had two assists for the Stars. Cody Eakin had tied the game with a second-period goal. Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves in his second game since returning from a head injury sustained on March 11 in Dallas' previous victory.

Erik Karlsson netted Ottawa's goal in the first period.

Jamie Benn reached 30 goals for the first time in his five NHL seasons.

Robin Lehner made 39 saves against Dallas, which had a 42-27 shots advantage.

KINGS 4, PANTHERS 0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Quick broke the Kings record for goalie wins, making 24 saves in his fifth shutout of an injury-hampered season as Los Angeles beat Florida.

Trevor Lewis, Mike Richards, Alec Martinez and captain Dustin Brown scored for the Kings, who completed their five-game homestand with back-to-back wins after three straight one-goal defeats.

Quick earned his 172nd career victory and surpassed Rogie Vachon. The shutout was the 30th of Quick's career, two shy of Vachon's franchise mark.

The Kings recorded their 11th shutout, tying the franchise record set two seasons ago.

Los Angeles scored on three of its first 13 shots against three-time All-Star Roberto Luongo, who finished with 25 saves.

The Panthers, who have lost nine of their last 10 against Los Angeles, played their first game at Staples Center since Dec. 1, 2011.

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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday