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Hot Flyers try to end Caps' point streak

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The Philadelphia Flyers will be searching for their season-best fifth consecutive victory when they host the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.

The surging Flyers have been extended beyond regulation five times in the past six games. On Sunday night, the Flyers toppled the host Boston Bruins 3-2 in a shootout, thanks to a goal from Joel Farabee and stellar goaltending from 21-year-old Carter Hart.

Hart stopped 26 shots and the Flyers won their fourth in a row in a difficult span of six days.


Surging Islanders host Tavares, Leafs

John Tavares' third visit to Long Island as an opposing player Wednesday night should carry with it a sense of normalcy -- one nobody could have imagined in July 2018, when Tavares left the New York Islanders to join the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tavares will make another trip to his old haunts when his Maple Leafs face the Islanders in a battle of Eastern Conference contenders in Uniondale, N.Y.


Luongo joins Panthers as special adviser

Roberto Luongo retired from the Florida Panthers. He just never left.

And now the goaltender is officially part of the franchise again.


Avs rookie D Makar off to flying start

DENVER (AP) Cale Makar is on the move these days - into his own place and into hallowed hockey territory.

He's just getting settled in, too.


Coyotes win SO to end Blues' 7-game run

ST. LOUIS (AP) A tired Arizona Coyotes team showed what you can do on little sleep.

Nick Schmaltz and Conor Garland scored in the shootout, and the Coyotes snapped the St. Louis Blues' seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.


Down 4 in 3rd, Panthers rally by Bruins

BOSTON (AP) Down four goals after two periods, Florida coach Joel Quenneville switched goalies and the Panthers responded with the biggest comeback in club history.

Mike Hoffman scored one of four Florida goals in the third period and added the winner in a shootout as the Panthers rallied from a four-goal deficit and beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Tuesday night.


Hertl scores again, Sharks' run hits 4

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Jose hit rock bottom early in its six-game homestand. The Sharks closed it out with two of their most impressive wins.

Tomas Hertl scored and extended his point streak to four games on his 26th birthday, Evander Kane added his team-leading 11th goal of the season and the Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 on Tuesday night.


Canucks' Pettersson turns 21, scores 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Elias Pettersson put on show to celebrate his 21st birthday with 12 family members and friends watching in the crowd.

Pettersson scored two goals and the Vancouver Canucks snapped a four-game winless streak with a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.


Rangers top Pens on Kakko's 2nd in OT

NEW YORK (AP) Kaapo Kakko likes the way his game is improving.

The 18-year-old Finnish rookie scored his second goal of the night 2:36 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.


Wings tie it late, defeat Ducks in OT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Detroit Red Wings are clawing back from a rough start to the season with an emphasis on tenacity and a renewed attention to consistency.

A couple of extraordinarily poorly timed penalties by Anaheim were more responsible for their latest win.

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