NEWARK, N.J. — Ilya Kovalchuk capped a three-goal first with his league-high fourth shorthanded goal as the Devils beat the Flyers 5-2 Wednesday.
The Flyers, who have lost four of five, gave up two goals with bad pinches, one that went in off the skate of wing Matt Read and one on a giveaway behind their net.
Kovalchuk made it 3-1 after Read's bad pinch led to a breakaway. It was his second shorthanded goal against Ilya Bryzgalov this season, including a penalty shot during the opener.
New Jersey has won three of four since a six-game skid.
"We're a confident group," said Adam Henrique, who scored one of his two goals in the first. "We knew eventually it was going to turn around."
Game highlights: Lee Stempniak, Curtis Glencross and Blake Comeau scored in a span of 4:23 during the third to break a tie and lift the host Flames past the Wings 5-2.
Around the league: Ducks wing Corey Perry was suspended for four games by the league for Tuesday's check to the head of the Wild's Jason Zucker. Perry left his feet to make the hit nearly a second after Zucker passed the puck. … The Bruins' Chris Kelly, whose 60.6 win percentage is eighth among centers with 100 faceoffs, is out indefinitely with a broken left shinbone. He was in a leg-on-leg collision with the Senators' Chris Neil on Monday. … Wings center Valtteri Filppula returned after missing seven games with a shoulder injury. … Avs wing Milan Hejduk, out five games with a neck injury, is set to return tonight.
First Period—1, Detroit, Kronwall 4 (Datsyuk), 3:20. 2, Calgary, Tanguay 8 (Cammalleri, Wideman), 5:55 (pp). 3, Calgary, Bouwmeester 5 (Stempniak, Stajan), 9:52. Penalties—B.Smith, Det (cross-checking), 5:16; Glencross, Cal (boarding), 13:09.
Second Period—4, Detroit, Filppula 5 (Quincey, Nyquist), 16:39 (pp). Penalties—Hudler, Cal (goaltender interference), 14:54.
Third Period—5, Calgary, Stempniak 7 (Glencross, Stajan), 5:37. 6, Calgary, Glencross 9, 9:12. 7, Calgary, Comeau 2 (Backlund), 10:00. Penalties—Abdelkader, Det (interference), :29. Missed Penalty Shot—Backlund, Cal, 12:17 third. Shots on Goal—Detroit 15-12-11—38. Calgary 6-5-11—22. Power-play opportunities—Detroit 1 of 2; Calgary 1 of 2. Goalies—Detroit, Gustavsson 1-2-1 (22 shots-17 saves). Calgary, Kiprusoff 4-5-2 (38-36).
First Period—1, New Jersey, Elias 9 (Henrique, Bernier), 2:02. 2, Philadelphia, Voracek 13 (Simmonds, Hartnell), 9:45 (pp). 3, New Jersey, Henrique 8 (Elias, Hedberg), 10:21. 4, New Jersey, Kovalchuk 10 (Gionta), 17:18 (sh). Penalties—Kostopoulos, NJ (tripping), 2:34; Carter, NJ (tripping), 9:13; Salvador, NJ (interference), 15:57; Simmonds, Phi (interference), 17:47.
Second Period—5, New Jersey, Loktionov 4 (Ponikarovsky), 6:31. Penalties—Volchenkov, NJ (hooking), 8:02; Philadelphia bench, served by Briere (too many men), 12:09; Gervais, Phi (closing hand on puck), 19:39.
Third Period—6, New Jersey, Henrique 9 (Loktionov, Zidlicky), 1:16 (pp). 7, Philadelphia, Hartnell 2 (Voracek), 16:08. Penalties—Hartnell, Phi (boarding), 3:09; Hartnell, Phi (slashing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:20; Kostopoulos, NJ (unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:20; Hartnell, Phi (slashing), 18:13. Shots on Goal—Philadelphia 11-7-7—25. New Jersey 9-13-10—32. Power-play opportunities—Philadelphia 1 of 4; New Jersey 1 of 6. Goalies—Philadelphia, Bryzgalov 12-12-1 (32 shots-27 saves). New Jersey, Hedberg 5-7-2 (25-23).
|Canadiens win shootout 2-1|
First Period—1, Montreal, Eller 4 (Dumont, Gorges), 7:02. 2, Ottawa, Zibanejad 6 (Silfverberg, Neil), 10:26 (pp). Penalties—Armstrong, Mon (tripping), 8:28.
Second Period—3, Montreal, Gallagher 8 (Pacioretty, Subban), 6:40 (pp). 4, Montreal, Subban 7 (Markov, Plekanec), 17:11 (pp). 5, Ottawa, Alfredsson 6 (Turris, Gonchar), 19:58 (pp). Penalties—Stone, Ott (interference), 5:36; Markov, Mon (roughing), 12:47; Gryba, Ott (cross-checking), 15:30; Emelin, Mon (interference), 18:19; Daugavins, Ott (unsportsmanlike conduct), 20:00; Armstrong, Mon (unsportsmanlike conduct), 20:00.
Third Period—6, Ottawa, Wiercioch 3 (Benoit, Smith), 1:50. Penalties—Phillips, Ott (holding), 2:56; Neil, Ott (roughing), 2:56; Moen, Mon (roughing), 2:56; Gryba, Ott (hooking), 9:17; Wiercioch, Ott (hooking), 12:06.
Shootout—Ottawa 1 (Alfredsson NG, Silfverberg G, Turris NG), Montreal 2 (Galchenyuk G, Desharnais NG, Eller G). Shots on Goal—Ottawa 13-13-3-3—32. Montreal 17-11-13-4—45. Power-play opportunities—Ottawa 2 of 3; Montreal 2 of 4. Goalies—Ottawa, Lehner 1-0-4 (45 shots-42 saves). Montreal, Price 14-4-3 (32-29).