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Stars get all the bounces, Flyers' win streak ends

DALLAS — The bouncing puck helped the Stars end the Flyers' long winning streak.

Adam Cracknell scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound early in the third period to lead the Stars to a 3-1 victory Saturday, snapping the Flyers' 10-game winning streak.

"When we went down by one, we had confidence to make plays," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. "We didn't get a positive bounce on any of those plays."

Hakstol said he didn't learn anything about his team during the winning streak. "I think it was just a continuation of our group showing up and working hard," he said.

Cracknell broke a 1-1 tie at 2:27 of the third. Flyers goalie Steve Mason stopped a shot by John Klingberg, but the puck rebounded to Cracknell's feet, and he put it on his stick and sent a wrist shot into the net.

Jamie Benn, whose penalty gave Philadelphia its only power play with 2:58 left, scored into an empty net with 18 seconds to go.

Game highlights: The Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner scored two minutes into overtime to give the visiting Penguins their second OT loss in as many nights, 2-1. Pittsburgh lost to the Kings 1-0 Friday. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury briefly left the game after taking a skate to his neck. He got five stitches around his Adam's apple after being kicked inadvertently by Toronto forward James van Riemsdyk. Matt Murray filled in for a few minutes; Fleury returned just past the midway point of the first. … A night after getting pulled, Canadiens goalie Carey Price stopped 20 of 21 shots as Montreal rebounded from a bad loss at home to beat the host Capitals 2-1, snapping Washington's winning streak at six. Price on Friday allowed four goals on 18 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Sharks. … Darcy Kuemper stopped 27 shots in his first start in nearly three weeks, and the host Wild beat the Coyotes 4-1 for their seventh straight win. Ryan Suter and Tyler Graovac ended goal droughts of at least 13 games, and Chris Stewart and Eric Stall also scored for the Wild. … Tomas Tatar got his first career hat trick, helping the host Red Wings get a 6-4 win over the Ducks. … Rookie Jimmy Vesey and Mats Zuccarello scored in the shootout, and the Rangers beat the Predators 2-1 as the NHL's best road team (11-5-0) added another win to its record. … Vinnie Hinostroza scored a late tiebreaking goal and Patrick Kane broke out of a 10-game goal drought as the Blackhawks won their fourth straight, beating the host Blues 6-4.

Stars get all the bounces, Flyers' win streak ends 12/17/16 [Last modified: Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:26pm]
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