PHILADELPHIA – Matt Read and Claude Giroux both scored goals in the shootout to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Read beat Johan Hedberg on the first shot and New Jersey’s Ilya Kovalchuk matched him. Giroux scored the second shootout goal, and David Clarkson and Patrik Elias both failed in their attempts against Ilya Bryzgalov.
The slumping Flyers badly need this win following a 5-2 loss to the Devils on Wednesday. The Flyers are still on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Max Talbot scored in regulation for the Flyers and Clarkson had a goal for the Devils.
Bryzgalov finished with 26 saves.
FLAMES 6, PREDATORS 3
CALGARY, Alberta (AP)—Curtis Glencross had his second career hat trick to lead Calgary to its sixth straight home win.
Mark Giordano, Blake Comeau and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames, who scored on their first two shots.
Gabriel Bourque had his team-leading ninth goal for Nashville, and Mike Fisher and David Legwand also scored.
Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, who came in wiath a 2.13 goals-against average, was pulled for the second straight night after Comeau’s goal put the Flames up two 8 minutes into the game. While he leads the NHL with five shutouts, Rinne has been pulled in four of his last eight starts.
RED WINGS 3, OILERS 2, OT
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP)—Pavel Datsyuk scored at 3:39 of overtime as Detroit snapped it’s three-game skid.
Valtteri Filppula and Niklas Kronwall scored in regulation for the Red Wings, and Jimmy Howard had 30 saves.
Taylor Jall and Sam Gagner had the Oilers’ goals, and Devan Dubnyk finished with 25 saves.
On the game-winner, Datsyuk made a nice move to get past defender Jeff Petry and blasted a shot past Dubnyk.
Kronwall got credit for the tying goal with 5:53 to go in the third when Petry knocked the puck into the Oilers’ net.