Tkachuk's shootout goal helps Flames top Flyers, end skid
PHILADELPHIA — The Calgary Flames used a fortunate bounce to pick up a sorely needed win. Matthew Tkachuk scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Flames beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Saturday to stop a six-game slide. “It feels good, obviously,” Flames coach Bill Peters said. “We needed it.” Lindholm tied it at 2 when he scored with 1:23 left in regulation. After David Rittich was pulled in favour of an extra attacker, Rasmus Andersson’s slap shot from the point went wide of the net. But it ricocheted off the back boards to a wide-open Lindholm, who knocked in his 11th of the season.
NEW YORK — Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk was fined by the National Hockey League on Saturday for cross - checking Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton . Tkachuk was fined US,486.56, the maximum amount allowed under the league's collective bargaining agreement.
Watch as Brady Tkachuk decides to cross check Scott Laughton , then while Laughton is still down on the ice, decides to drop the gloves with the Flyers ’
NEW YORK — Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk was fined by the National Hockey League on Saturday for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton.
Tkachuk was fined US$2,486.56, the maximum amount allowed under the league's collective bargaining agreement.
The NHL's department of player safety made the announcement Saturday night, hours after Philadelphia beat Ottawa 4-3.
The incident took place during the final 30 seconds of the game. The 21-year-old Tkachuk sent Laughton down with a cross-check before jumping him. Tkachuk was assessed two minor penalties on the play, one for cross-checking and the other for roughing.
Laughton had shared some words with the Senators' bench moments after he scored the eventual winner at 4:49 in the third period.
After the game, although Tkachuk wouldn't reveal exactly what was said, he expressed his displeasure with Laughton.
"Definitely I wasn't happy," Tkachuk said. "He said something towards the bench. It happens. Yeah, I'll leave it at that."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 7, 2019.
The Canadian Press
Flyers sink Sens in shootout after a spirited Saturday night affair .
Duclair, Ennis, Hogberg are the Sens’ stars in an entertaining 5-4 loss to PhiladelphiaMarcus Hogberg was almost the story of the night. After winning his first NHL game in overtime on Thursday against Nashville, the Swedish rookie made eight of his 35 stops in a busy overtime, and stymied two Flyers shooters in the shootout. However, his skaters weren’t up to the task, and looked out of gas in the extra frame. By my count, the Senators had the puck for <1:30 of the five minute overtime, and only generated one scoring chance to the Flyers four.