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Mike Fisher scored in the fifth round of a shootout Saturday giving the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Ottawa's Jason Spezza scored his 31st goal this season to create a 3-3 tie at 3:47 of the third period. The overtime went scoreless. Spezza also had one assist.
Ian White scored the game-winning goal in the second period Wednesday and Curtis Joseph stopped 32 shots, giving Toronto a 3-2 win over Philadelphia. The Maple Leafs won for the third time in five games, also getting goals from Jamal Mayers and Lee Tempniak. Toronto, however, will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight year, the longest drought in the history of one of the original members of the NHL.
Tim Thomas stopped 45 shots and Milan Lucic scored twice for Boston Sunday in a 4-3 Bruins victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Dennis Wideman and Mark Recchi also scored for Boston, which leads the Eastern Conference with 106 points, seven more than Washington. Claude Giroux, Mike Richards and Simon Gagne scored for the Flyers, who are a point in front of Carolina for the No.
Sean Avery scored two of the New York Rangers' three power-play goals Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Avery lifted a shot over Flyers goalie Antero Nittymaki for the game's first goal with 2 minutes left in the first period and knocked in another goal early in the third. Nik Antropov,
Olli Jokinen made an impressive Calgary debut Thursday, scoring two first-period goals that ignited the Flames to a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia. Calgary produced four goals in the opening period and went on to win for the sixth time in seven games. Jokinen came to Calgary from Phoenix prior to the trade deadline.
Simon Gagne scored two goals and set up another Tuesday and Philadelphia used a three-goal third period to beat Boston 4-2. Mike Knuble had a goal and two assists, and Scottie Upshall also scored for the Flyers, who won for the sixth time in their last nine games.
A power-play goal from Mathieu Schneider 3:21 into overtime Friday gave the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia. Scottie Upshall was sent to the penalty box for interference and it took the Canadiens exactly a minute to capitalize.
Philadelphia scored three goals in the third period Tuesday, with Jeff Carter scoring the game-winner, to post a 4-2 victory over Washington. Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Arron Asham also scored for the Flyers, who have won four of their last five games.
Matt Carle, Arron Asham and Simon Gagne scored third-period goals Saturday to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-1 win over the New York Islanders. The Flyers have beaten the Islanders 10 straight times and have won 10 of their last 13 home games. Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell scored 44 seconds apart in the first period for Philadelphia.
Dany Heatley, Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza all had a goal and an assist Thursday night to carry the Ottawa Senators past Philadelphia 5-2. The Senators have won three games in a row for the first time since March 2008. Brian Elliott made 34 saves and Ottawa also got goals from Nick Foligno and Antoine Vermette. Foligno scored a backbreaking goal with just 14 seconds remaining in the second period to give the Senators a 3-0 lead. Antero Niittymaki allowed all five scores on 23 shots to...
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