Riemdyk's second goal lifts Flyers to narrow victory
PHILADELPHIA — James van Riemsdyk's second goal on the power play with 32.8 seconds remaining lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
Brent Seabrook and Patrick Kane scored 25 seconds apart late in the third period to tie it, but van Riemsdyk made sure the Flyers shook off the disappointment from their Winter Classic loss.
Scott Hartnell, Harry Zolnierczyk and van Riemsdyk scored goals in a span of 4:20 in the second period, and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers against Ray Emery in his first game back in Philadelphia.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 30 saves to earn his first win since Dec. 13.
Jimmy Hayes and Andrew Shaw also scored for Chicago. It was the Blackhawks' first game in Philadelphia since skating off the ice with the Stanley Cup after their overtime victory in Game 6 of the finals on June 9, 2010.
BRUINS 9, FLAMES 0
At Boston, Nathan Horton and Patrice Bergeron each had two goals and an assist, Tuukka Rask earned his third shutout in four starts and the rampaging Boston Bruins cruised to a blowout of road-weary Calgary.
The win was the ninth in 10 games for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have outscored the opposition 49-13 during that span, with Rask and Tim Thomas combining for four shutouts.
The Bruins won their previous home game 8-0 over Florida.
Rask, who stopped 25 shots for the 11th shutout of his career, has allowed one goal in his last four starts.
The Flames ended a seven-game road trip with their fifth straight loss, going 2-4-1 on the journey.
Calgary captain Jarome Iginla failed for the second straight game in his bid to become the NHL's 42nd 500-goal scorer, the 15th to do it with one team. The Flames open a four-game homestand against Minnesota on Saturday.
RANGERS 3, PANTHERS 2, OT
At New York, Marian Gaborik scored 3:29 into overtime for New York, which outlasted Florida and moved to the top of the NHL standings with its eighth win in nine games.
Gaborik took a drop pass from Derek Stepan in the high slot and slapped in a drive for his 23rd goal of the season. New York (25-9-4) stayed one point ahead of Boston in the Eastern Conference, but jumped one point in front of West-leading Vancouver, which was idle.
Martin Biron, starting for the fourth time in nine games to give No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist a lighter workload, made 19 saves. Defenseman Anton Stralman and captain Ryan Callahan also scored for the Rangers, who showed no ill effects coming back to play indoors after their Winter Classic victory at Philadelphia on Monday.
Marcel Goc and Mike Santorelli scored goals, Mikael Samuelsson had two assists and Scott Clemmensen stopped 38 shots for the Southeast Division-leading Panthers, 0-2-3 in their last five road games — including two losses at Madison Square Garden.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, JETS 0
At Toronto, Jonas Gustavsson stopped 24 shots for his second career shutout to lead Toronto past Winnipeg.
Phil Kessel, Tim Connolly, Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur scored.
SENATORS 4, LIGHTNING 1
At Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and two assists, Craig Anderson made 35 saves and Ottawa beat Tampa Bay to extend its winning streak to four games.
Alfredsson got his second assist on Zack Smith's goal at 16:34 that made it 3-1. Alfredsson scored into an empty net at 19:07.