Discussion: PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carolina had its second win over the Flyers in a week
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carolina had its second win over the Flyers in a week when the team’s social media department had fun trolling the NHL’s most popular mascot: “Gritty victory.”Gritty had to keep his googily eyes open and watch the latest Flyers’ flop. Some Flyers fans tried to avoid the latest disaster and wore paper bags over their heads.Dougie Hamilton Authentic Erik Karlsson Jersey Kids , Justin Williams and Teuvo Teravainen scored second-period goals to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the woeful Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3 on Thursday night.The Flyers are a mess and there may be little choice ahead but to dismantle the team by the trade deadline.“It’s like quicksand right now. We’re trying to get out and it feels like it’s just getting deeper,” Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds said.The Flyers fired coach Dave Hakstol and general manager Ron Hextall last month and the shake-up has yet to spark any kind of sign of playoff life for a franchise that hasn’t won a Stanley Cup since 1975. The Flyers lost their fifth straight game and fell to 3-5-1 under interim coach Scott Gordon since his promotion from the AHL.Simmonds scored in the third to make it 4-1 and end Philly’s scoreless streak that stretched more than 123 minutes. The Flyers got hot too late in the game: Sean Couturier and James van Riemsdyk also scored goals the third, but the rally died at 4-3.Teravainen’s second goal of the game ended the Flyers’ comeback and secured Carolina’s third win since Dec. 20. Petr Mrazek stopped 31 shots for the Hurricanes.“We did a good job just to stick with it, get the pucks deep and do our thing,” Teravainen said.The Flyers lost the last four games of a five-game road trip and not even a return home could help the hapless franchise. Once a tough ticket, there were thousands of empty seats at faceoff and the crowd thinned out after the Hurricanes scored three times in the second.“I thought we were in the game, it was tight out there,” Couturier said. “The next thing you know, a few penalties, the PK doesn’t do the job and we’re chasing the game.”Philly fans finally went wild late in the second — when an Eagles highlight video flashed on the big screen and the crowd belted out the lyrics to “Fly Jean-Gabriel Pageau Jersey , Eagles, Fly.”The Hurricanes have their own issues and have only four more points (39) than last-place Philadelphia. But the Hurricanes played like a team with playoff hopes and“We know where we’re sitting, so we know we need the points right now,” Hamilton said. “We’ve got a lot of games coming up before the All-Star break and stuff, so we’ve got to get on a little roll and help us get back in the standings.”Hamilton took a shot in his 204th straight game and connected with his fourth goal of the season only 1:56 into the period. Hamilton beat Michal Neuvirth for his first goal in 22 games.Williams, a former Flyer, scored his eighth of the season and Teravainen followed with his ninth late in the period for consecutive power-play goals for the Flyers.Neuvirth was helpless when Warren Foegele scored on a deflection for a 4-0 lead early in the third. What seemed like an ordinary goal in a rout turned into the cushion the Hurricanes needed for the second win over the Flyers this week. The Hurricanes scratched out a 3-1 win on Monday at home.“I don’t care how we win. I’ll take every point,” Carolina forward Sebastian Aho said.NOTES: The Flyers had updates on several players suffering from undisclosed injuries: G Brian Elliott (back practicing in 10 to 14 days); C Corban Knight (return to play mid to late February); D Andrew MacDonald (out at least one more game); D Sam Morin (ACL surgery, mid-February); C Nolan Patrick (return next week); and G Anthony Stolarz (practice this weekend). … Mrazek played in his 200th career game.UP NEXTHurricanes: Host Columbus on Friday night.Flyers: Host Calgary on Saturday. ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a couple of scoring droughts this season, Tyler Seguin has hit his stride.Seguin scored twice and Ben Bishop made several key saves to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.“I didn’t want to talk about it, pucks hitting crossbars and all that stuff Mark Stone Jersey ,” said Seguin, who has 17 goals. “It’s part of the game and I knew things were going to start going in. I didn’t know when and I just wanted to keep shooting and right now they’re going in.”Seguin has six goals and seven points in his last four games. John Klingberg also scored for the Stars, who won despite generating only 17 shots on net.Bishop, a St. Louis native, stopped 26 shots against his former team and improved to 5-5-1 versus the Blues.David Perron scored for the Blues, who lost for the first time in eight games against the Stars at the Enterprise Center. St. Louis is 11-5-1 in its last 17 games against Dallas.The Blues had two power-play chances in the first period but were unable to convert on either one.“That kind of killed us,” defenseman Joel Edmundson said.The Stars capitalized on their second shot of the game when Seguin scored at 11:27 of the first period. An unguarded Seguin knocked in a loose rebound that eluded defenseman Carl Gunnarsson just outside the crease.Dallas added two goals in the second for a 3-0 lead.Dallas had a 5-on-3 opportunity for 1:35 early in the period and made the Blues pay. Klingberg drilled a slap shot from the slot at 1:43 to make it 2-0. The shot went between goalie Jake Allen’s pads for Klingberg’s first goal in 18 games since Oct. 23.It marked the sixth consecutive game in which the Stars scored a power-play goal.“Undisciplined start to the period,” Blues interim coach Craig Berube said. “I didn’t like that.”The crowd booed after Seguin scored his second of the night when he beat Allen badly at 6:12 for a 3-0 cushion. It marked the seventh goal Allen had allowed on the last 19 shots he faced.St. Louis took a timeout after the goal, and it worked. Perron scored on a backhand from the right faceoff circle past a screened Bishop at 6:25.Perron’s 15th of the season gave him a career-best eight-game point streak (four goals, seven assists).St. Louis had 12 shots on goal in the third period but couldn’t score.“I just thought in the third we didn’t push hard enough,” Perron said. “Doesn’t matter what happened. We’ve got to go and put everything out there.”Stars coach Jim Montgomery credited Bishop with keeping the Blues off the scoreboard in the final period.“Well Youth Matt Duchene Jersey , he got it for us, too, in the third period,” Montgomery said. “Our goaltenders have been superb and Bish is our No. 1 and he’s done a tremendous job for us all year long.”St. Louis has lost five of seven at home.“I go back to the last five games at home and I’ve thought we played well, but obviously this is a results business,” Berube said.NOTES: Blues forward Alexander Steen was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He played less than three minutes in the first period Monday at Philadelphia. … Blues C Tyler Bozak, who missed Monday’s game with the flu, was scratched. … Dallas forward Valeri Nichushkin played in his 200th NHL game. … The Stars’ first shot on goal came at 10:25 of the first period. … The Blues fell to 25-11-2 in their last 38 games on zero days’ rest.UP NEXTStars: Play at Philadelphia on Thursday.Blues: Host Montreal on Thursday.
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