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Hart, Flyers defeat Red Wings again, complete home-and-home sweep

Lindblom scores twice for Philadelphia; Bernier sustains upper-body injury

by Dave Hogg / NHL.com Correspondent

Hart's strong glove save

PHI@DET: Hart shuts down Mantha with great glove save

Anthony Mantha attempts to pot a backhander in front, but Carter Hart makes a nice glove save to keep the game scoreless in the 1st

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DETROIT -- Carter Hart made 37 saves, and Oskar Lindblom scored two goals in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.

Hart, 20, started on back-to-back days for the first time in his NHL career; he made 33 saves in a 6-5 overtime win against the Red Wings in Philadelphia on Saturday.

"I've done it a lot of times in juniors, so it wasn't tough at all," said Hart, who has won 10 of his past 11 games. "I don't have any trouble playing two nights in a row."

 

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Philadelphia (28-24-7) is 12-1-1 in its past 14 games and moved within six points of the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

"This is how we're going to have to keep playing if we want to make the playoffs," said Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov, who scored and played a game-high 25:44. "It's going to be tough because we didn't start the season the way we were capable of playing, but now we've got a chance."

Video: PHI@DET: Provorov nets one-timer from the blue line

Darren Helm scored for Detroit (23-29-8), which outshot Philadelphia 38-23. Hart made 12 saves in the third period.

"I'm not sure we've had many games where we've played well for the full 60 minutes, and that's something we need to work on every day," Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. "But you can definitely see bits and pieces where we do it right and when we're a pretty good team."

Jonathan Bernier allowed one goal on 10 shots before leaving the game after the first period because of an upper-body injury. Jimmy Howard made 11 saves.

"We think Bernier is going to be fine," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "He was in the (concussion) protocol, but we don't think it is a concussion issue. It seems to be more of a neck strain."

Lindblom gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 15:48 of the first period when his tip of Sean Couturier's shot went in off Nick Jensen's skate and past Bernier.

"I'm not even sure [Couturier] was passing the puck to me, but I was going hard to the net," said Lindblom, who had the first two-goal game of his NHL career. "I got a stick on it, and then I think it hit a skate. That's the kind of luck we've had lately."

Video: PHI@DET: Lindblom tips home Couturier's feed

Helm made it 1-1 at 14:49 of the second when he knocked in a loose puck from the edge of the crease for his fifth goal.

Provorov gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead at 2:11 of the third period with a slap shot through a screen.

"I saw the traffic and I thought I might be able to get something on net on the short side," he said. "I got it when I wanted it, and luckily it went right in."

Lindblom scored into an empty net for his 10th goal of the season with 1:26 remaining for the 3-1 final.

 

They said it

"We're playing more complete hockey right now and we're getting amazing goaltending from whoever we have back there. Carter was huge tonight, and he's been playing amazing for us." -- Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds

 

"When I walked off the bench yesterday in Philadelphia, I was disappointed because I didn't think we played well enough to win. Today was completely different. We didn't win tonight, but we know that we'll have good results if we continue to play this way." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill

 

Need to know

Couturier, who had two assists, has 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists) in his past 18 games. … Flyers defenseman Phillippe Myers played 9:53 in his NHL debut. ... Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist missed the game with flu-like symptoms.

 

What's next

Flyers: Host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSP, SUN, NHL.TV)

Red Wings: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN)

Video: Flyers complete home-and-home sweep vs. Wings, 3-1

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