PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny scored a tiebreaking, short-handed goal early in the third period, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday to stop a four-game slide.
Morgan Frost had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia, which had dropped six of seven overall. Sean Couturier also scored, and Carter Hart made 22 saves.
Konecny, the Flyers’ All-Star representative, snapped a wrist shot past Flames goalie Jakob Markstrom on a breakaway 2:27 into the final period. It was his NHL-best fifth short-handed goal and No. 21 on the season overall.
Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar scored for Calgary, which had won three in a row. Markstrom made 39 saves.
The Flames had leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the second, but the Flyers came back each time.
PANTHERS 8, AVALANCHE 4
DENVER (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored three times for his seventh career hat trick, and Florida won its seventh straight.
Reinhart has 10 goals during the Panthers’ win streak, including three multigoal games. Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves for his sixth straight win during the streak.
Aleksander Barkov had four assists in his 700th NHL game for Florida. Carter Verhaeghe had two goals and an assist, and Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and three assists. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Kevin Stenlund also scored.
Cale Makar and Valeri Nichushkin each had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, and Jonathan Drouin and Josh Manson also scored. Mikko Rantanen had two assists. Ivan Prosvetov started and gave up four goals on 13 shots before he was pulled midway through the second period. Alexandar Georgiev came on and stopped 12 of the 15 shots he faced.
The Panthers led 3-0 and 4-3, but Colorado rallied each time. Drouin tied it at 4 with his ninth of the season 3:31 into the third. Ross Colton then took a double minor for high sticking, Logan O’Connor went off for delay of game 25 seconds later, and Reinhart completed his hat trick when he scored his 28th of the season at 5:59.
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