PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux and Andrew MacDonald scored in the second period and the Philadelphia Flyers overcame Patrik Laine's 40th goal of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday that snapped a five-game losing streak.
Laine moved into a tie with Washington's Alex Ovechkin for the most goals in the league when he scored on a one-timer on the power play at 8:58 of the third period. The 19-year-old Finn has 15 goals and six assists during an 11-game point streak.
NHL announces 2018 Global Series
The NHL is headed to Europe. Next season, the league will host three regular-season games in Europe, highlighting the native country of star players from each participating club. Next season, the league will host three regular-season games in Europe, highlighting the native country of star players from each participating club.
But Petr Mrazek stopped 27 shots for the Flyers, bouncing back from a stretch of 18 goals allowed in four games.
Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves for the Jets, who saw their four-game winning streak end.
Mrazek robbed Laine with a glove save in the first period, then the Flyers took control in the second period, with their second goal coming in odd fashion.
After the officials ruled Hellebuyck had kept the puck out of the goal when he swiped out MacDonald's backhand with his glove at 8:01, play continued for 41 seconds until the NHL replay unit in Toronto phoned to the scoreboard operator to blow the horn.
Play was stopped with the puck loose near center ice. The replay showed the puck crossed the line just inside the right post before Hellebuyck threw it out.
NHL announces Devils, Oilers to play in Sweden; Panthers, Jets to Finland
The select teams will play regular-season games in Europe as part of the 2018 NHL Global Series. The Devils are scheduled to face off against the Oilers to open the regular season Oct. 6 in Gothenburg, Sweden, while the Panthers and Jets are slated to play Nov. 1 and 2 in Helsinki, Finland.The games will showcase various European standouts, including Devils center and Switzerland native Nico Hischier, Oilers center Leon Draisaitl from Germany, Finnish Panthers center Aleksander Barkov and Jets winger Patrik Laine, who is also from Finland.
MacDonald picked up his fifth goal, Jakub Voracek earned his NHL-high 58th assist and rookie Nolan Patrick also earned a point against his hometown team.
Earlier, Giroux found a way to stop the Flyers' woes on the power play by scoring on a delayed penalty.
The Flyers drew boos on their first man advantage and were outshot 2-1 on their second to fall into a 2-for-26 slump. But Giroux then scored his 24th from the left dot after Mrazek had skated off for an extra attacker at 5:40 of the second period.
The up-and-down Flyers were playing the fifth game of a difficult six-game stretch against teams with a combined record entering Saturday of 245-118-37. Their 0-4-1 stretch had followed a six-game winning streak that moved them atop the Metropolitan Division.
The Flyers entered the day third in their division and the Jets were second in the Central Division.
Both teams had to make emergency recalls from the minors before the game.
Ranking the 5 best performances from a wild Tuesday night
If you weren't a big hockey fan before Tuesday night, taking in the madness that ensued in the NHL would have probably been enough to change that. Permanently.You name it, the nine-game slate had it: fights, natural hat tricks, overtime winners, historic winning and point streaks extended. It really was one of the wildest and most exciting nights of the 2017-18 season.After such a prestigious night, we've taken the opportunity to compile a ranking of most notable highlights for your viewing and reading pleasure.Here's a look at the five best performances from Tuesday.5.
The Jets played their second straight game without 51-point scorer Mark Scheifele (upper body). Defensemen Dmitry Kulikov and Toby Enstrom were also out after being injured in Thursday's 3-2 win at New Jersey.
Defenseman Tucker Poolman was recalled and played along with Joe Morrow, a healthy scratch Thursday.
The Flyers announced that defensemen Robert Hagg will miss two weeks and Johnny Oduya was out and day-to-day with upper body injuries, forcing defenseman Travis Sanheim's recall.
The Jets did little until Laine struck again. His 76th career goal moved him past Sidney Crosby and into a tie for third with Brian Bellows for the most goals by a teenager in NHL history. He trails Jimmy Carson (92) and Dale Hawerchuk (85).
NOTES: The Jets had been 7-0-1 in their last eight road games. . Jets backup and former Flyers G Steve Mason (lower body) was unavailable for a second straight game. . Flyers F Matt Read played ahead of Jordan Weal for a second straight game and had a couple scoring chances.
Jets: Monday night at Washington in the fifth of six straight on the road.
Ovechkin when asked if Laine reminds him of younger self: 'I'm still young'
It feels like ages ago when a 20-year-old Alex Ovechkin took the league by storm in his rookie season, scoring 52 goals to capture the Calder Trophy over Sidney Crosby, but 12 years later, "The Great Eight" still sees himself as a spring chicken. Prior to a marquee matchup between the league's two top goal-scorers - he and Winnipeg Jets phenom Patrik Laine - Ovechkin was asked if he sees "young Ovi" in Laine, to which he replied: "I'm still young," according to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post.
Flyers: Host Vegas on Monday night in their final game against a Western Conference team.
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The Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau crashes into the Flames' Goalie David Rittich after being tripped by the Flames' Dougie Hamilton on March 9 in Ottawa, Canada. The Flames won 2-1.
Antoine Roussel of the Stars tries to keep the puck away against Marcus Pettersson of the Ducks on March 9 in Dallas, Texas. The Stars won 2-1.
Around the corner
The Wild's Joel Eriksson Ek and Devan Dubnyk defend against the Canucks' Daniel Sedin on March 9 in Vancouver. The Wild won 5-2.
The puck fight
Mike Green of the Red Wings and Artemi Panarin of the Blue Jackets battle for control of the puck on March 9 in Columbus, Ohio. Blue Jackets won 3-2.
Goaltender Semyon Varlamov, 1, of the Avalanche knocks the puck away from the Boone Jenner, 38, of the Blue Jackets on March 8 in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets won 5-4.
The Sharks' Timo Meier, left, collides with The Blues' goalie Jake Allen on March 8 in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks won 2-0.
The Senators Goalie Craig Anderson makes a glove save against The Sabres Defenceman Justin Falk on March 8 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Sabres won 4-3.
The Kings center Jeff Carter scores on The Capitals goaltender Philipp Grubauer, 31, as T.J. Oshie tries to defend on March 8 in Los Angeles. The Kings won 3-1.
Chris Kunitz, 14, of the Lightning celebrates a goal against the Rangers on March 8 in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning won 3-2.
The Hurricanes' Elias Lindholm blocks the view of the Blackhawks goaltender J-F Berube as a shot from Jaccob Slavin scores on March 8 in Chicago. The Hurricanes won 3-2.
Watch it go
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 93, of the Oilers and Jordan Eberle, 7, the Islanders skate during the game on March 8 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Oilers won 2-1.
The Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov breaks his stick while shooting during a game against the Devils on March 8 in Newark, NJ. The Jets won 3-2
Race for puck
The Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou, 72, and the Golden Knights' Tomas Hyka, 38, race for the puck on March 8 in Detroit. The Golden Knights won 4-0.
Viktor Arvidsson, 33, celebrates his goal with Filip Forsberg of the Predators against John Gibson of the Ducks on March 8 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Predators won 4-2.
Alex Lyon, 49, of the Flyers makes a save against Brad Marchand, 63, of the Bruins on March 8 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins won 3-2.
Montreal Canadiens goalie Charlie Lindgren, 39, makes a save against the Panthers' Nick Bjugstad on March 8 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers won 5-0.
Alexander Edler, 23, of the Canucks looks on as Clayton Keller, 9, of the Coyotes scores on March 7 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Sam Bennett, 93, of the Flames scores a against Chad Johnson, 31, of the Sabres on March 7 in Buffalo, New York. The Flames won 5-1.
Nolan Patrick, 19, of the Flyers faces off with Riley Sheahan, 15, of the Penguins on March 7 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins won 5-2.
Chasing the Puck
Brad Marchand, 63, of the Bruins skates against Mike Green, 25, of the Red Wings on March 6 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins won 6-5.
The Panthers' goaltender Roberto Luongo makes a blocker save on a shot by The Lightning's Steven Stamkos on March 6 in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 5-4.
The Canadiens left wing Nicolas Deslauriers, 20, skates away with the puck as The Devils center Pavel Zacha, 37, tries to stop him on March 6 in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 6-4.
The Rangers' Jesper Fast, 17, trips in front of the Jets' Steve Mason, 35, and Joe Morrow, 70, in New York on March 6. The Jets won 3-0.
Battle for puck
Mike Fisher, 12, and Alexei Emelin, 25, of the Predators battle for the puck against Alexander Radulov, 47, of the Stars on March 6 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Predators won 2-0.
Jonathan Marchessault, 81, of the Golden Knights and Mark Letestu, 55, of the Blue Jackets face-off during a game in Columbus, Ohio on March 6. The Blue Jackets won 4-1.
Trevor van Riemsdyk, 57, of the Hurricanes defends Jason Zucker, 16, of the Wild on March 6 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Wild won 6-2.
Eyes on the puck
The Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, 1, watches the puck during a game against the Blackhawks on March 6 in Chicago, IL. The Blackhawks won 2-1.
Matthew Benning, 83, of the Oilers battles for the puck against Christian Fischer, 36, of the Coyotes on March 5 in Alberta, Canada. Edmonton won 4-3.
The Senators' center Ryan Dzingel, 18, Zack Smith, 15, and the Stars right wing Alexander Radulov, 47, compete for control of the puck in Dallas on March 5. Ottawa won 3-2.
Alex Ovechkin joins NHL's exclusive 600-goal club
Alex Ovechkin has become the 20th player in NHL history to score 600 goals.The captain of the Washington Capitals scored twice Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets to reach the milestone in his 990th regular-season game. Ovechkin became the fourth-fastest player in NHL history to 600 behind only Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Brett Hull.
Caught in between
Mathew Barzal, 13, of the Islanders checks Brock Boeser, 6, of the Canucks on March 5 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 4-3.
Puck in the air
The Flames' Mark Giordano, 5, clears the puck between the Penguins' Sidney Crosby, 87, and Jake Guentzel, 59, in Pittsburgh on March 5. Pittsburgh won 4-3.
The Sabres' forward Benoit Pouliot, 67, is taken down by the Maple Leafs' forward Thomas Plekanec, 19, on March 5 in Buffalo, N.Y. Buffalo won 5-3.
Celebrating the first goal
Golden Knights left wing Tomas Tatar (90) celebrates his goal against the Devils on March 4 in Newark, N.J. The Golden Knights won 3-2.
The Red Wings' Luke Glendening, center, is squeezed between the Wild's Ryan Suter, left, and goalie Devan Dubnyk on March 4 in St. Paul, Minn. The Wild won 4-1.
Jets Right Wing Patrik Laine (29) tracks down a loose puck against the Hurricanes on March 4 in Raleigh, NC. Winnipeg defeated Carolina 3-2.
Reaching the final destination
Blackhawks left winger Tomas Jurco (13) celebrates his goal against the Ducks on March 4 in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 6-3.
Chased by the Predator
Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard, left, pursues the puck into the corner with Predators left wing Filip Forsberg on March 4 in Denver. Nashville won 4-3.
This calls for a celebration
Penguins Center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his game winning goal past the Islanders Goalie Christopher Gibson (33) on March 3 in Pittsburgh, PA. The Penguins defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime.
Star of the game
Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) sets up in front of Blues goaltender Carter Hutton (40) on March 3 in Dallas, Texas. The Stars won 3-2.
Patrik Laine Has A Template For Greatness
The next generation of the NHL is in good hands, with the likes of McDavid and Matthews and Patrik Laine not merely promising to be superstars in the near future, but playing like superstars now. The next generation of the NHL is in good hands, with the likes of McDavid and Matthews and Patrik Laine not merely promising to be superstars in the near future, but playing like superstars now. Laine, Winnipeg’s 19-year-old winger, with a pair of goals in last night’s 4-2 win over Dallas, is now tied for the NHL’s goalscoring lead.
Taking the enemy down
The Bruins' Riley Nash (20) falls while battling Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin (92) for the puck in overtime on March 3. The Bruins won 2-1.
The Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek (34), blocks a shot by the Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) on Feb. 17, in Nashville, Tenn. The Red Wings won 3-1.
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) stops the puck against Maple Leafs center Zach Hyman (11) on March 3 in Annapolis, Md. The Capitals won 5-2.
Ryan Johansen (92) of the Predators spears Erik Gudbranson of the Canucks on March 2 in Vancouver, Canada. Nashville won 4-3.
The Hurricanes' Lee Stempniak, center, watches the puck against the Devils' in Raleigh, N.C. on March 2. Carolina won 3-1.
Cheering for the Knights
Stella Ray, 12, and her brother Ryan Ray, 9, celebrate after Ryan Carpenter of the Golden Knights scored a short-handed goal against the Senators on March 2 in Las Vegas. The Senators won 5-4.
The Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Flames on March 2 in Calgary, Canada. The Rangers won 3-1.
The Senators' Alexandre Burrows celebrates his goal against the Golden Knights on March 2 in Las Vegas. Ottawa won 5-4.
Quite a stretch
Charlie Lindgren (39) of the Canadiens sprawls out to make a save against Tanner Fritz (56) of the Islanders on March 2 in New York City. Montreal won 6-3.
Lightning strikes Dallas!
The Lightning' Cory Conacher (89) pokes the puck past the Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) to win in overtime on Mar. 1 in Dallas, Texas. Tampa Bay won 5-4.
Fighting the Sharks
The Sharks' Joonas Donskoi, center, is defended by the Blackhawks' Carl Dahlstrom on Mar. 1 in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks won 7-2.
Dominating the Penguins
The Bruins' David Krejci (46) scores against the Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith on Mar. 1 in Boston. The Bruins won 8-4.
In rolls the puck
Aleksander Barkov of the Panthers scores the game winning goal against the Devils on Mar. 1 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers won 3-2.
The Stars' Antoine Roussel (21), is slammed into the boards by the Lightning's Steven Stamkos (91) as they compete for the puck on Mar. 1 in Dallas.
Can't stop the Hurricanes
The Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86) slips one past the Flyers goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) on Mar. 1 in Philadelphia. Carolina won 4-1.
Blake Comeau, right, of the Avalanche defends against TJ Brodie (7) of the Flames on Feb. 28 in Denver. Colorado won, 5-2.
What a shot!
Chris Kreider, front, of the Rangers is checked by Alexander Edler of the Canucks on Feb. 28 in Vancouver, Canada. New York won, 6-5 in overtime.
In the heat of the moment
Yanni Gourde, left, of the Lightning and Marco Scandella of the Sabres get into a scuffle on Feb. 28 in Tampa, Fla. Buffalo won, 2-1.
Anders Lee, centre, of the Islanders tries to score on goaltender Antti Niemi of the Canadiens on Feb. 28 in Montreal. Canadiens won, 3-1.
The Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser, left, checks Dmitrij Jaskin, centre, of the Blues into his own goaltender Jimmy Howard on Feb. 28 in St. Louis. Blues won, 2-1.
Battling the Hurricanes
Scott Darling (33) of the Hurricanes bats the puck against Sean Kuraly (52) of the Bruins on Feb. 27 in Boston. The Bruins won 4-3 in overtime.
Staal scores a hat-trick
The Wild's Eric Staal, right, watches his third goal against the Blues goalie Carter Hutton, left, on Feb. 27 in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota won 8-3.
Devils take charge
The Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72) can't get to a loose puck before the Devils' Pavel Zacha (37) in Pittsburgh on Feb. 27. The Devils won 3-2.
Goaltender Curtis McElhinney of the Maple Leafs sits dejected on the ice after Jared McCann of the Panthers scores the game-winning goal in overtime on Feb. 27 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers won 3-2.
Riding the Jets
The Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) trips up the Predators' P.K. Subban (76) on Feb. 27 Winnipeg, Canada. The Predators won 6-5.
Game of glory
Charlie McAvoy (73) of the Bruins celebrates with Brad Marchand after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Hurricanes on Feb. 28 in Boston.
The Kings' Dustin Brown, left, scores the game-winning goal past the Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury during the overtime on Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. The Kings won 3-2.
It's an honor
Members of the gold medal winning United States Women's Hockey Team are honored before the game between the Kings and the Golden Knights on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles.
Making a point
Brayden Point (21) of the Lightning shoots the puck for a goal against the Maple Leafs during the shootout on Feb. 26 in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning won 4-3.
The Flyers goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) makes a save against the Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin (92) on Feb. 26 in Montreal, Canada. The Flyers won 1-0.
Sharks go down
The Wild's Matt Cullen (7) scores a goal against the Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) on Feb. 25 in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota won 3-2 in overtime.
Laine leaves game with leg injury after blocking shot vs. Kings
The Winnipeg Jets received a scare Tuesday, as superstar winger Patrik Laine was injured blocking a shot early in the second period. The Jets later announced he will not return.Laine suffered the injury after blocking a shot by Los Angeles Kings blue-liner Alec Martinez. He skated just 16 seconds of the second period before he was helped off of the ice.Jets coach Paul Maurice could provide a further update on Laine's injury status following Tuesday's game.A significant loss of time for Laine would be a big blow for the Jets, as he's tallied 43 goals and 25 assists across 72 games this season.
Spoiling Rick's debut
The Sabres' Benoit Pouliot (67) brings down the Bruins' Rick Nash (61) on Feb. 25 in Buffalo, N.Y. Bufalo won 4-1.
Predators closing in
The Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) stops a shot by the Predators' Austin Watson (51) on Feb. 25 in Nashville, TN. The Predators won 4-0.
The Red Wings Tyler Bertuzzi (59) gets a stick to his face as Luke Glendening (41) makes the Rangers' David Desharnais (51) fall in New York on Feb. 25. Detroit won 3-2 in overtime.
Jared Spurgeon of the Wild celebrates with Jason Zucker (16) after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Sharks on Feb. 25 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Snow gets thrown up as the Maple Leafs' William Nylander loses his edge as the Bruins' Matt Grzelcyk checks him on Feb. 24 in Toronto. The Maple Leafs won 4-3.