Bruins Phlatten Philadelphia, 6-1
Philadelphia — From snipers to defensemen, the Boston Bruins are getting plenty of scoring.
Jarome Iginla and Zdeno Chara each had two goals, Tuukka Rask made 25 saves and the Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 Saturday.
Reilly Smith and Patrice Bergeron also had goals for the Bruins. The defending Eastern Conference champions are 3-0-1 since losing five of eight, and trail only Pittsburgh in the conference.
“The more you can spread around the scoring, the tougher you are to defend,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “It’s important to have. We like the fact that we are well-balanced and our scoring is spread around.”
Chara became the eighth Bruins player to reach double-digits in goals when he scored in the first period to make it 1-0. He also capped the scoring with another power-play goal.
Claude Giroux scored a power-play goal for the slumping Flyers, who’ve lost four in a row. They’re 2-5-2 in their last nine games, tumbling from second place in the division to eighth in the East. It’s their worst stretch since a 1-7 start that saw coach Peter Laviolette fired three games into the season.
Blues 4, Islander 3 (so)
Uniondale, n.y. — Kevin Shattenkirk and Alexander Steen scored shootout goals to lift St. Louis to a win over New York following a puzzling goal reversal call in overtime.
After T.J. Oshie tied it for the Blues with 27 seconds left in regulation, Thomas Vanek appeared to score the winner for the Islanders on the power play with 1:15 left in overtime — but the play was overturned on review at the NHL offices in Toronto.
The puck hit Vanek’s skate blade and dribbled past Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak, but a distinct kicking motion that usually negates goals wasn’t apparent.
Hurricanes 6, Senators 3
Raleigh, n.c. — Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading Carolina to a win over Ottawa.
It was the third straight win for Carolina, which is 11-0-1 in its last 12 home games against the Senators.
Sabres 5, Blue Jackets 2
Columbus, Ohio — Christian Ehrhoff and Marcus Foligno scored shorthanded goals to lead Buffalo over Columbus, ending the Blue Jackets’ franchise-record winning streak at eight.
Ryan Miller was almost flawless in goal for the Sabres, making 38 saves — standing particularly tall on the Blue Jackets’ four fruitless power plays.
Capitals 5, Canadiens 0
Montreal — Alex Ovechkin returned from an injury that sidelined him two games to start a four-goal second period as Washington ended a seven-game winless run with a victory over slumping Montreal.
Lightning 5, Avalanche 2
Tampa, Fla. — Tyler Johnson scored three goals to lead Tampa Bay over Colorado.
Jets 5, Maple Leafs 4 (ot)
Winnipeg, Manitoba — Dustin Byfuglien fired a low shot past Jonathan Bernier 2:44 into overtime to give Winnipeg over Toronto.
Stars 3, Penguins 0
Dallas — Kari Lehtonen made 24 saves for his second shutout in three games to lead Dallas past Pittsburgh.
Sergei Gonchar, Jamie Benn and Rich Peverley had Dallas’ goals, and Lehtonen also had an assist for the second consecutive game. The Stars have won their last three games by a combined 14-1 margin.
Gonchar had a power-play goal, his second score this season, with just under 5 minutes remaining in the first period against his former team. Dallas has scored with a man advantage in seven consecutive games.
Alex Goligoski, another former Penguins player, had an assist when Benn scored to make it 2-0 at 3:14 of the second. Peverley closed the scoring a little more than 7 minutes later.