Sports Laughton scores twice, leads streaking Flyers over Jets 4-2

05:15  23 february  2020
05:15  23 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Scott Laughton scored two goals for the Philadelphia Flyers in a 4 - 2 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. Laughton gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at 2:06 of the first period when he drove to the net and He has six points (four goals, two assists) in a six-game point streak .

Scott Laughton struck twice in the first period to send the Flyers to intermission leading 2-0. In the second period, Sean Couturier built a 3-0 edge but Josh Patrik Laine scored on the power play early in the third period to make it a 3-2 game but a Tyler Pitlick goal restored a two-goal margin at 4 - 2 .

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PHILADELPHIA — Scott Laughton scored two goals Saturday to lead the streaking Philadelphia Flyers to an 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Sean Couturier and Tyler Pitlick also scored and Justin Braun had three assists for the Flyers, who won their third straight and fourth in the last five to improve to 21-5-4 at home. Philadelphia entered the day third in the Metropolitan Division and five points behind first-place Boston and Pittsburgh.

Laughton had a chance for a hat trick, but he shot just wide of an empty net with about 30 seconds left after the Jets pulled their goalie for an extra attacker.

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Josh Morrissey and Patrik Laine both scored a goal, but the Jets were edged out by the Flyers , on the road, 4 - 2 .

5 Things: Flyers vs. Jets . Since Jan. 8, the Flyers own the third-best record in the NHL, posting a 12-5-1 mark 15 The Flyers currently own a seven-game winning streak on home ice against the Jets , and since their Connor leads the Jets , and is second among all Western Conference players, with

Josh Morrissey and Patrik Laine scored for Winnipeg. The Jets had won three in a row while outscoring opponents 14-6 during their season-best winning streak. Winnipeg entered the game clinging to a playoff spot in the Western Conference as the first wild-card team, but the Jets were just one point ahead of ninth-place Arizona.

After Laine’s power-play score three minutes into the third pulled the Jets within a goal, Pitlick gave Philadelphia some breathing room by redirecting Robert Hagg’s slap shot to make it 4-2.

Couturier scored his 19th of the season with 5:10 remaining in the second to put Philadelphia on top 3-0. After Matt Niskanen fired a slap shot from the point, Couturier gathered the loose puck after a scramble in front and sent it over Connor Hellebuyck’s glove side.

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The Winnipeg Jets play the second game of a four -game road trip this afternoon when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers . The Jets have won three games in a row for the fifth time this season, which matches their longest winning streak of the campaign…Two of the winning streaks have come in

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice and Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists as the Oilers managed a 4 - 2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers ? a game that saw an upper-body The Flyers woke up early in the second, scoring just 34 seconds in as Laughton was able to bank a shot off Nilsson and in.

Morrissey struck for Winnipeg with 1:56 remaining in the second when he took Mark Scheifele’s pass from behind the net and shot over Carter Hart’s left shoulder.

Laughton netted the first of his two first-period goals 2:06 into the game when he took a nifty pass from Ivan Provorov and whistled a wrister from between the circles past Hellebuyck’s glove side.

And he put Philadelphia ahead 2-0 with 10:57 left in the first when his shot from the left circle went under Hellebuyck’s left pad.

Hart made 27 saves to improve his record in Philadelphia to 16-2-2.

Notes: Braun returned to the ice after missing Thursday’s 4-3 overtime win over Columbus because he was ill. ... The teams finished the season series tied at 1. The Jets won 7-3 in Winnipeg on Dec. 15. … The Flyers have won eight consecutive games against the Jets in Philadelphia. … Cody Eakin, whom the Jets acquired from Vegas on Friday for a conditional fourth-round pick, will join the team in Buffalo on Sunday. … Laine has six points (two goals, four assists) over a four-game points streak.


Jets: At Buffalo on Sunday.

Flyers: Host San Jose on Tuesday.

Aaron Bracy, The Associated Press

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