Radko Gudas scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to help the Flyers overcome a pair of one-goal deficits, improve to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games and climb into the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Flyers, who moved one point ahead of the Red Wings and within two points of the Penguins, play those teams a combined four times in their remaining 13 games (PIT: 3x, DET: 1x).
Gudas registered his fourth career game-winning goal (189 GP) and first with the Flyers (63 GP). His last such goal (w/ TBL): Dec. 4, 2014 vs. BUF.
MILESTONES & MUSINGS
- Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla (0-1—1) recorded his 1,268th career point (608-660—1,268) to move past Jean Ratelle (491-776—1,267) and into sole possession of 36th place in NHL history.
- Canadiens defenseman Greg Pateryn, a fifth-round selection (128th overall) by the Maple Leafs in the 2008 NHL Draft, scored his first career goal (47 GP).
- Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk played in his 400th NHL game.
- Canucks defenseman Nikita Tryamkin (0-1—1), a third-round selection (66th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft, made his League debut.
- The Flyers, moved one point ahead of the Red Wings and within two points of the Penguins, play those teams a combined four times in their remaining 13 games (PIT: 3x, DET: 1x).
- The Ducks suffered their first regulation loss at home since Jan. 17 (9-0-1)
- Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (0-1—1), who holds a 13-point lead in the Art Ross Trophy race, reached the 90-point milestone for the first time (38-52—90)
- Oilers forward Connor McDavid (0-2—2) shares second place in the NHL with 9-17—26 in 23 games since returning from injury on Feb. 2
Home Team in Caps
Montreal 3, BUFFALO 2 (OT)
Philadelphia 3, CHICAGO 2
EDMONTON 6, St. Louis 4
Colorado 3, VANCOUVER 1
CALGARY 4, Winnipeg 1
NY Rangers 2, ANAHEIM 1
SNEAK PEEK AT THURSDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Minnesota @ New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.
Carolina @ Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings @ Columbus, 7:00 p.m.
Florida @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
NY Islanders @ Nashville, 8:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
San Jose @ Arizona, 10:00 p.m.
NY Rangers @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.