PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flames just needed to get out of their own way.TJ Brodie scored 1 minute Authentic Blake Wheeler Jersey
, 59 seconds into overtime after Matthew Tkachuk tied it with 4:17 left in regulation to lead Calgary to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.Tkachuk assisted on the winner in the 3-on-3 extra session. Philadelphia’s Jordan Weal turned the puck over in the Flyers offensive zone to set up a 2-on-1 break. Tkachuk sent a cross-ice pass to Brodie, who beat goalie Carter Hart to lift the Pacific Division leaders to the win.“Not every game is going to be pretty and these are the games that make a difference at the end of the year,” Brodie said.Calgary committed five penalties, including two for too many men on the ice, resulting in four Philadelphia power plays. The Flames also gifted the Flyers a go-ahead goal in the third period when goalie David Rittich misplayed the puck way out in front of his crease.When it mattered, though, Calgary figured out how to do what it has been doing all season — win.“We settled in and found a way to get it done,” coach Bill Peters said. “That’s a greasy road win.”Johnny Gaudreau notched his 24th goal of the season for the Flames, whose 56 points are tops in the Western Conference.Travis Sanheim and Travis Konecny scored for Philadelphia, which dropped its season-worst sixth straight game. The Flyers are in last place in the Metropolitan Division; they entered tied with Los Angeles and Ottawa for the fewest points in the league.It has been a forgettable season for the Flyers, who already have replaced their general manager and coach.“It’s tough because we’re playing good hockey,” Konecny said. “It just seems like teams are just scoring on the one opportunity that they’re getting. It usually doesn’t go that way, but that’s just the way it’s going for us right now.”Tkachuk tied it with 4:17 left in regulation when he beat Hart past the right pad with a wrist shot from the slot.Konecny had given Philadelphia a third-period lead http://www.jetsshoppro.com/authentic-bryan-little-jersey
, taking advantage of a mistake by Rittich to put the Flyers ahead 2-1 at 5:57 of the period. With Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux applying pressure on defenseman Rasmus Andersson, Rittich came way out of his crease to play the puck.Konecny intercepted Rittich’s clearing attempt, and then fired a wrist shot from the left circle past the retreating Flames goalie for his 10th of the season.The victory was a sigh of relief for the Flames goalie.“I made a mistake that almost cost us the game, so I was happy,” he said.Asked if he spoke to Tkachuk after the tying goal, Rittich said, “Yeah. ‘Thanks bro, I love you.'”Gaudreau tied it at 1 with a pretty wrist shot from the right circle that whizzed over Hart’s left shoulder during 4-on-4 play in the second period.The 20-year-old Hart returned to the net after Michal Neuvirth suffered a lower-body injury in Philadelphia’s 5-3 home loss to Carolina on Thursday, continuing the Flyers goalie carousel.The rookie was solid, if not spectacular, and couldn’t be faulted for any of the goals.“I was seeing the puck,” he said. “I felt comfortable. I wasn’t overthinking things and just stuck to my game.”Hart, who made 29 saves Womens Connor Hellebuyck Jersey
, dropped to 2-4.Veteran journeyman Mike McKenna was signed on Friday to back up Hart, who was making his sixth career start. If McKenna dresses for the Flyers, he would become the seventh goalie to suit up and that would tie an NHL record.Sanheim got the Flyers on the board with a power-play goal with 7:50 left in the first period. His pass, which was intended for Weal in front of the net, caromed off the skate of Brodie and over the right shoulder of Rittich.Rittich returned after missing the previous two games with a lower-body injury and made 32 saves.Notes: Gaudreau, a native of South Jersey and a Philadelphia Eagles fan, will attend Sunday’s Eagles-Bears NFL playoff game in Chicago with some teammates. … Flyers C Nolan Patrick was back in the lineup after sitting out the past four games with an upper-body injury. … The teams also went to overtime in their first meeting, a 6-5 home win by Calgary on Dec. 12. … The Flames have scored 63 third-period goals. They entered the game leading the league in that category.UP NEXTCalgary: At Chicago on Monday night.Philadelphia: Host St. Louis on Monday night. CHICAGO (AP) — The Calgary Flames might not have been at their best Sunday night, yet they got the breaks they needed.Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm each had a goal and an assist as Calgary edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 and moved into first place in the Pacific Division.Derek Ryan also scored and Johnny Gaudreau had two assists for the Flames, who won their second straight game and for the third time in four contests.“We got the two points, right?” coach Bill Peters said. “There’s lots of things we could have done better. Could have managed the puck a little bit and made some decisions.”But the Flames managed to cash in on a flagrant Chicago mistake.Lindholm and Ryan scored power-play goals 1:26 apart in the second period to give Calgary a 3-1 lead after Chicago veteran Chris Kunitz received a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing Travis Hamonic in the face.“That ended up being the game-winning goal on the power play, so we did what we needed to do,” Peters said. “You’d rather not see a guy take a head shot.”Hamonic said he probably has a broken nose Dmitry Kulikov Jersey
, but the defenseman returned after the hit and played over 22 minutes.“Probably not our best game, to be honest with you, but found a way to get through it,” Hamonic said. “Found a way to win, came up with some big saves and big plays at the end.”Mike Smith made 22 saves, including a few flashy ones in the scoreless third, to preserve the win. While sprawled on his stomach, Smith stopped Artem Anisimov’s point-blank attempt with his right skate with 5:14 left.“A gaping net,” Smith said “I was kind of a fish out of water there, kind of kicking my feet and fortunately got a piece of it.”Jonathan Toews and Dylan Strome scored for struggling Chicago, which dropped its fourth straight and lost for the sixth time in seven games. The Blackhawks fell to 3-8-2 under coach Jeremy Colliton, who replaced Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6.Chicago’s Corey Crawford blocked 38 shots.The Blackhawks have led only once in their last seven games — at the end of a 5-4 overtime win at Florida on Nov. 24.“I thought tonight was better, regardless of the result Youth Dustin Byfuglien Jersey
,” Colliton said. “We don’t control the result, we control our performance.”But Colliton couldn’t control the hit by the 39-year-old Kunitz on Hamonic.“It was hard to see and didn’t really get a good look at it,” Colliton said. “It was unfortunate.”In their previous six games, the Blackhawks had been outscored 17-4 in the first period and 31-19 overall. So, escaping the opening period tied 1-1, despite being outshot 18-6 by the Flames, was something of a moral victory for Chicago.“A lot of little things seem to go wrong,” Toews said. “It’s just one of those things we’re stuck in right now, snowballing in the wrong direction.”An opponent scored first against the Blackhawks for the seventh straight time when Monahan knocked in a rebound midway through the opening period for his second goal in two games in third in four. He connected from the left side of the net after Crawford stopped Lindholm from the slot.Toews tied it at 1-all just over three minutes later.Following a faceoff in the Chicago zone, the puck and Toews got by Flames defensemen Noah Hanifin at the left point. Toews raced in alone, cut to the slot and beat Smith with a shot between the pads.Kunitz, a healthy scratch in six of the last seven games, elbowed Hamonic in the face along the boards at 7:08 of the second. Hamonic dropped to the ice with a bloody nose and Kunitz was sent off.Lindholm scored 10 seconds later http://www.jetsshoppro.com/authentic-jacob-trouba-jersey
, connecting on a shot from the right circle after taking a cross-ice pass from Gaudreau.Crawford was out of position to the left of the net, but managed to reach across the goalmouth and glove Lindholm’s shot. A video review, however, showed Crawford’s glove was over the goal lineRyan made it 3-1 at 8:44, beating Crawford on the stick side from the top of the right circle.Strome’s power-play goal with 4:15 left in the second cut it to 3-2. It was the 21-year-old forward’s second goal in four games since Chicago acquired him from Arizona.Crawford passed the puck from the crease to Alex DeBrincat near the Calgary blue line. DeBrincat dished to Strome, who beat Smith from the slot with a backhander into the upper right corner.NOTES:Lindholm has a goal and four assists in his last three games. . Chicago D Erik Gustafsson was a healthy scratch for the first time this season.Also sitting out for Chicago were C John Hayden and LW Andreas Martinsen. . Calgary D Juuso Valimaki (lower body) missed his third game and F Michael Frolik (lower body) and D Michael Stone (on IR, blood clot in arm) each missed their fifth.UP NEXTFlames:At Columbus on Tuesday.Blackhawks:At Anaheim on Wednesday.