Created: 11/29/2013 7:35 PM WHEC.com
(AP) PHILADELPHIA - Scott Hartnell and Sean Couturier provided the offense while Steve Mason stopped all but one shot as the Philadelphia Flyers skated to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday afternoon.
The Flyers (11-12-2) won their fifth straight game at home after dropping their previous two on the road at Florida and Tampa Bay.
Mason turned away 25 shots in the early matinee, including an impressive pad save on Matt Halischuk on a 2-on-1 Jets chance in the second. He improved to 3-0-1 in his career against the Jets (12-12-4).
Both Flyers goals came off Winnipeg turnovers.
Bruins 3, Rangers 2
BOSTON (AP) _ Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron scored third-period goals to lift the Bruins. Brad Marchand also scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins, who improved to 9-2-2 in their last 13 games.
Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh scored for the Rangers, who completed a five-game road trip 3-2.
Tuukka Rask stopped 17 shots for Boston, which hasn’t lost in regulation at home in its last 10 games (8-0-2).
Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves for the Rangers, who played their first game in Boston since the Bruins eliminated them in five games in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last spring.
Penguins 3, Lightning 0
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Chris Kunitz scored two goals and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 21 shots. Sidney Crosby had assists on all three goals for Pittsburgh, which extended its winning streak in the series to eight games. Pittsburgh halted Tampa Bay’s bid to tie a club record with an eighth consecutive triumph on home ice.
Kunitz opened the scoring seven minutes in, taking a pass from Crosby and lifting it past Lightning goalie Ben Bishop from the left circle. Kunitz sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 1:43 remaining in the game.
Brandon Sutter scored the second Pittsburgh goal on a power play midway into the third period.
Sharks 6, Blues 3
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Brent Burns got his first NHL hat trick and the Sharks ended a five-game home losing streak.
Joe Thornton, Tomas Hertl and Tommy Wingels also scored for the Sharks, who won their fourth straight and seventh in eight.
Ian Cole scored his first goal in nearly two years as the Blues had their five-game winning streak halted. David Backes and Jaden Schwartz also scored for St. Louis.
Antti Niemi stopped 21 of 24 shots for his 14th win of the season. Brian Elliott took the loss, his first in eight games, after giving up four goals on 12 shots. He was lifted for Jaroslav Halak, who had 18 saves.
Red Wings 5, Islanders 0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and an assist, Darren Helm had two goals and Jimmy Howard made 29 saves. Detroit got its first regulation victory against New York in a decade.
Detroit won its third in a row as the reeling Islanders lost their fifth straight. Since beating Boston 3-1 on home on Nov. 2, the Islanders are 2-10.
New York came into the game with a 6-0-1 mark against Detroit in its past seven meetings. The Red Wings hadn’t beaten the Islanders in regulation since November 2003.
The shutout was the second this season for Howard and the 18th of his career. The 29-year-old goaltender entered with a 0-3-4 record in his past seven starts, allowing at least three goals five times during the streak.
Ducks 5, Flames 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Dustin Penner had two goals and Saku Koivu had two assists in his long-awaited return to the lineup.
It was the Ducks’ 18th win in a row over the Flames at home. The streak is the Ducks’ longest against any opponent at Honda Center. Calgary hasn’t beaten Anaheim on the road since Jan. 19, 2004; only three players on Calgary’s current roster had made their NHL debut by then: Michael Cammalleri, Jiri Hudler and Matt Stajan.
Sami Vatanen and Corey Perry scored 54 seconds apart in the first period. Perry and Andrew Cogliano each had a goal and an assist during Anaheim’s 42-shot barrage, and rookie Frederik Andersen made 19 saves for the defending Pacific Division champions, who are off to a franchise-best 10-0-1 start at home.