PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Olli Jokinen scored two goals in his first game for Calgary, and fellow trade-deadline addition Jordan Leopold also had a goal, leading the Flames to a 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Jokinen, acquired from Phoenix on Wednesday, centered Calgary's top line between Mile Cammalleri and Jarome Iginla. Cammalleri had a goal and two assists, and Craig Conroy also scored for Calgary, 9-1-2 since a four-game losing streak early last month.
Mike Knuble had the lone goal for Philadelphia.
It could be a costly loss for Philadelphia because forward Daniel Briere left with a lower-body injury. Briere, a high-priced free-agent acquisition in 2008, has missed 51 games to injuries this season. He returned to the lineup Sunday after sitting out 36 games because of a groin/stomach injury.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Sean Avery returned to the NHL after a three-month exile, and Nikolai Zherdev had a goal and assist for the Rangers.
Avery was banished by Dallas in December because of crude comments he made about players dating his former girlfriends. He was suspended six games by the NHL, but then wasn't welcomed back by the Stars, who pried him away from the Rangers last summer.
Chris Drury, Scott Gomez and Marcus Naslund also scored for New York. The Rangers improved their hold on a playoff spot by earning consecutive wins for the first time since Jan. 20 and 27. New York snapped an 0-7-2 road skid. Blake Comeau and defenseman Jack Hillen, with his first NHL goal, scored for the Islanders.
BOSTON (AP) - Steven Reinprecht broke a second-period tie, and Ilja Bryzgalov made 25 saves to help Phoenix hand East-leading Boston its ninth loss in 12 games.
Scottie Upshall, acquired from Philadelphia on Wednesday, also scored for Phoenix. Chuck Kobasew scored, and Tim Thomas made 16 saves for Boston.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Martin Gerber made 37 saves in his Toronto debut, and Lee Stempniak and Pavel Kubina scored third-period goal to help the Maple Leafs extend their season-high points streak to eight games.
Gerber, claimed off waivers from Ottawa on Wednesday, allowed only Alexander Semin's goal with 39 seconds left. NHL goals leader Alex Ovechkin missed the game because of a bruised right heel.