The Philadelphia Flyers will be without defenseman Luke Schenn when they play the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.
The Flyers announced that the 25-year-old Schenn is now listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Saturday’s contest against the lowly Oilers will put an end to Philadelphia’s four-game road trip, which has so far resulted in just one point for the Flyers, who have been held to just one goal in each of their first three games on this excursion.
Corey Perry, with the puck on his stick on a breakaway in overtime — it was trouble for the Colorado Avalanche.
Perry scored his 29th goal of the season 1:25 into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Avalanche, which still picks up a single point to move within six points of the Winnipeg Jets for the final Wild Card spot. Colorado trailed after two periods, quickly built a lead early in the third period, with goals 1:51 apart, but couldn’t hang on.
The Ducks have now won four in a row, and move to 99 points. That keeps them atop the Western Conference standings, and the Presidents’ Trophy race as the league’s best regular season team.
Perry, who benefited from a Colorado turnover caused by Sami Vatanen in the Anaheim zone, went in alone and snapped a quick shot from the hash marks to beat Semyon Varlamov, who made 37 saves.
In a tight game heading into the third period, Jack Eichel was finally able to strike.
The Boston University freshman and Hobey Baker finalist, and the No. 2-ranked North American skater in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings, scored twice late in the third period to help his team to a 4-1 victory over New Hampshire in the second of two Hockey East semifinals on Friday. His first of the night showed off his quick hands around the net, and his determination, too, after he was planted into the boards in an awkward position during the sequence.
Boston University will now play UMass Lowell in the Hockey East championship game on Saturday.
In three games now this season, the Detroit Red Wings have been unable to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning. That could be a problem in a few weeks time.
In what could be a preview of a potential first-round playoff match-up, the Lightning scored twice in the third period, including an empty net goal from Steven Stamkos for his 40th of the season, in a 3-1 victory over the visiting Red Wings.
The Red Wings are now 0-2-1 against the Lightning this season. The final regular season meeting is next Saturday.
And while the Red Wings have now been outscored 8-2 in their last games versus Tampa Bay, Friday’s meeting was pretty evenly played between both teams. Detroit, without Pavel Datsyuk, who reportedly will be evaluated Saturday to determine if he could play Sunday against St. Louis, had chances early but couldn’t beat Ben Bishop, who made 30 saves.
Alex Killorn scored his 15th goal of the season — he set a career high last year with 17 — and what turned out to be the winner just past the midway point of the third period.
The Buffalo Sabres lost 3-1 to the New Jersey Devils on Friday, which reportedly brings them closer to an NHL record. It’s not a good record.
To this point in the season, the Sabres have been held to one goal or fewer in a game on 34 different occasions, according to an exhaustive search of their schedule and results.
They remain last in the NHL’s overall standings. Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, expected to be the top picks in this year’s draft, could certainly help remedy Buffalo’s scoring troubles.