Friday in the NHL | Flyers’ slide continues with 4-2 loss to Sabers

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Jack Quinn scored two goals and the Buffalo Sabers beat Philadelphia 4-2 on Friday, handing the Flyers a sixth straight loss.

This 0-4-2 streak is the Flyers’ worst this season.

The Flyers have the last playoff spot in the East but are battling at least four clubs, including Buffalo.

Rasmus Dahlin scored a 19e aim. In Sabers history, the only other defenseman with that many goals in a campaign was Phil Housley.

Tage Thompson also scored and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 31 shots.

The Flyers’ response came from Owen Tippett and Noah Cates.

In his first National League start, Ivan Fedotov gave up three times in the first 12 shots he faced. He finished the match with 15 saves.

The Flyers will play in Columbus on Saturday.

The Sabers will be in action in Detroit the following day.

John Wawrow, Associated Press

Kreider scores key goal for Rangers in 4-3 win over Red Wings


Chris Kreider scored the decisive goal midway through the third period on Friday, guiding the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

Kreider took advantage of a rebound following a shot by Mika Zibanejad.

Barclay Goodrow scored two goals, doubling his haul for the season.

Will Cuylle was the other scorer for the winners.

Artemi Panarin provided an assist for the Rangers, victorious in seven of their last eight games.

Jonathan Quick made 30 saves, being foiled by Andrew Copp, JT Compher and Dylan Larkin.

David Perron had a hand in two goals and Alex Lyon blocked 35 shots.

Detroit and Washington remain one point behind the Flyers in the race for the final playoff spot in the East.

The Rangers will host the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday evening.

Dana Gauruder, Associated Press

The Hurricanes come from behind and inflict another setback on the Capitals, 4-2, Ovechkin reaches the plateau of 850 goals


Sebastian Aho broke a 2-2 tie by scoring on a power play with 1:51 left in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes edged the Washington Capitals 4-2 , Friday night.

Jake Guentzel scored two goals, including one in an empty net, and added an assist. Martin Necas scored the other goal for the Hurricanes, who erased a two-goal deficit.

Jaccob Slavin added two assists and goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 14 shots.

Alexander Ovechkin scored both goals for the Capitals, both in the first period, while Darcy Kuemper made 41 saves.

The Capitals have lost their last five games (0-4-1).

Ovechkin scored two goals in a game for the fourth time in less than three weeks, a span of ten games in which he had 10 goals. Of his 851 career goals, Ovechkin scored 50 against the Hurricanes.

Ovechkin scored his first goal of the game at 3:31, on a rebound. Its 29e goal of the campaign came with 45 seconds left in the first period when he deflected a John Carlson shot.

Hoping to bounce back from their 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins, the Hurricanes took a while to get going offensively.

They were in a position where they were in danger of losing two games in a row in regulation for the first time since a four-game losing streak in December.

Necas tied the game on a power play with 8:20 left in the third period. The 34e Aho’s goal, a Hurricanes high, came on the next power play.

Guentzel scored with 5:30 left in the second period, after receiving a long pass from Slavin.

Guentzel has moved the strings in consecutive games and he has five goals in 13 games with the Hurrricanes, and 27 in total.

Associated Press

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