Cehlarik Leads Bruins to 3-1 Victory Over Flyers

Peter Cehlarik scored a tiebreaking goal 4:16 into the second period and sparked the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Danton Heinen and Connor Clifton also scored for Boston, which had Jaroslav Halak and Maxime Lagace share time in goal. Halak stopped 16 of 17 shots in the first two periods. Lagace turned away all seven shots he faced in the third.

Matt Niskanen scored the Flyers’ lone goal.

Brian Elliott started in goal for the Flyers. He allowed two goals on 24 shots in two periods. Alex Lyon played the third and recorded nine saves on 10 shots.

Murray, Pens Stonewall Blue Jackets

In Pittsburgh, Matt Murray made 27 saves to lead the Penguins to a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Nathan Legare scored two third-period goals, and Alex Galchenyuk and Jake Guentzel scored in the first and second periods, respectively. Guentzel’s goal was the winner.

Sonny Milano scored for Columbus, which had Elvis Merzlikins and Veiniest Vehvilainen split time in goal.

Sonny Milano
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Merzlikins started and recorded 17 saves in the opening half of the game before being replaced by Vehvilainen, who allowed three goals on 17 shots.

Stars Shine in Win Over Avs

In Denver, Jake Oettinger and Landon Bow combined for 46 saves to lift the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Oettinger started the game and stopped 31 of 32 shots in the first two periods. Bow played the third and turned away all 15 shots he faced.

Trailing 1-0 entering the third period, Scottie Upshall and Michael Mersch scored unassisted goals 11:36 apart for Dallas.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored for Colorado, which had Philipp Grubauer play the entire game in goal. Grubauer made 21 saves.

Gallagher Paces Canadiens in Win Over Panthers

In Montreal, Brendan Gallagher had two goals in regulation and the Canadiens beat the Panthers 5-4 in a shootout.

Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens
Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Nick Suzuki, Jordan Weal, and Phil Varone scored in the shootout for Montreal. Weal and Brett Kulak had second-period goals for the Canadiens.

Owen Tippett, Anthony Greco, Jonathan Ang and Brett Connolly scored for Florida. Vincent Trocheck scored the Panthers’ only goal in the shootout.

Montreal goalie Carey Price finished with 13 saves. The Panthers’ Samuel Montambeault stopped 42 shots.

The Canadiens were without forward Paul Byron for the third period. He left the game with an undisclosed injury.

Canucks Too Much for Oilers

In Edmonton, Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 6-1 rout of Oilers.

Bo Horvat Vancouver Canucks
Bo Horvat, Vancouver Canucks (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Brogan Rafferty, Jay Beagle, Sven Baertschi, Lukas Jasek and Adam Gaudette also scored for the Canucks.

Cooper Marody scored for the Oilers.

Mikko Koskinen played the first two periods in the nets for Edmonton before giving way to Shane Starrett at the start of the third.

Jacob Markstrom yielded a first-period goal and stopped 26 of 27 shots he faced.


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