Rangers Rip Pens
New York — Ryan Clowe, Derick Brassard and John Moore injected instant offense just hours after being acquired by the Rangers, and New York scored a season-high three power-play goals in a surprisingly dominant 6-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins last night.
Clowe came to New York on Tuesday night in a trade with San Jose, and Brassard was part of the package New York received yesterday in the deal that sent star forward Marian Gaborik to Columbus right before the NHL trade deadline.
Flyers 5, Canadiens 3
Philadelphia — Wayne Simmonds and Erik Gustafsson scored goals late in the third period to lift Philadelphia over Montreal. The Flyers had been 1-11 when trailing after two periods.
Trailing 3-2, Simmonds tipped in the puck from the crease for the tying goal. Less than two minutes later, Gustafsson’s pass for Matt Read went off a defenseman and into the net past a stunned Carey Price.
Jakub Voracek scored an empty-netter with 39 seconds left.
Fighting for a playoff spot, the Flyers have won three straight games for the first time this season.
Sean Couturier and Simon Gagne also scored for the Flyers. Alexei Emelin, Brandon Prust and David Desharnais scored for Montreal.