Flames edge Flyers in overtime
PHILADELPHIA – Jiri Hudler scored 1:23 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
The Flames won for the second time in six games as they try to make a push in the Western Conference playoff race.
It was a successful homecoming for 21-year-old rookie and New Jersey native Johnny Gaudreau, who had hundreds of fans in attendance. Gaudreau assisted on the winning goal, helping the Flames rebound after blowing a 2-0 lead.
Gaudreau, out of nearby Carney's Point, grew up a huge Flyers fan. He has stamped himself as one of the top rookies in the NHL and entered third on the team in points with 44.
•PREDATORS DROP ANOTHER: Cory Schneider made 33 saves, and the Devils beat NHL-leading Nashville 3-1 in Newark, N.J., sending the Predators to their season-worst fourth consecutive loss.
•KINGS END SKID: Anze Kopitar and Trevor Lewis each had a goal and two assists as the Kings defeated the Oilers 5-2 in Edmonton and ended a three-game losing streak.
•STARS TOP ISLES: Cody Eakin scored 2:18 into overtime and the host Stars beat the Islanders 3-2 and ended a six-game losing streak. Edina's Anders Lee tied it for New York with 2 seconds remaining in regulation when his shot from the left-wing boards hit defender Jordie Benn's skate and eluded goalie Kari Lehtonen.
•OVECHKIN STAYS HOT: Alex Ovechkin added to his NHL-leading total with two goals, in the Capitals' 5-3 victory over the host Blue Jackets, Columbus' seventh loss in a row. Ovechkin has 43 goals.
•TSN APOLOGIZES FOR TWEET: Canadian sports network TSN issued a public apology to Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, his wife actress Elisha Cuthbert, and forward Joffrey Lupul after it aired an inflammatory fan tweet about Cuthbert and Lupul. The apology came after Phaneuf, Cuthbert and Lupul sent a letter threatening legal action.