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NHL Daily: Flyers Find Way to Lose; Will NHL Find Way to Abolish Shootouts?

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The Flyers' Zack MacEwen (right) mixes it up with Arizona's Josh Brown on Sunday. Arizona won in overtime. Photo: AP.

The Philadelphia Flyers lost a game but had a breakout performance from one of their young players. The Montreal Canadiens are exploring trade possibilities, and our man in Dallas says it’s time to get rid of the shootout.

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Philly Hockey Now: Morgan Frost, who had scored just one goal in his previous 26 games, erupted for a career high four points (goal, three assists) in the Flyers’ 5-4 overtime loss in Arizona. James van Riemsdyk also had four points, tying a career high. Philadelphia Flyers.

Dallas Hockey Now: It’s time to abolish the shootout, writes Bruce Levine, Stars radio broadcaster and a Dallas Hockey Now columnist. I think the Flyers, who are the worst shootout team (by far) in NHL history, would agree. Dallas Stars.

Montreal Hockey Now: The Canadiens’ Joel Edmundson Josh Anderson, and Sean Monahan could be available for the right trade price. Montreal Canadiens.

Florida Hockey Now: The Panthers keep losing. They fell, 5-2, to our old friend, Dave Hakstol and the Seattle Kraken, who are off to a surprising 16-8-3 start. Not bad for a second-year franchise, eh? Former Flyers goalie Martin Jones made 23 saves for Seattle, which is 9-2-1 on the road. Florida Panthers.

New York Islanders Hockey Now: The Islanders are having a difficult time replacing injured 28-year-old defenseman Adam Pelech. New York Islanders.

Colorado Hockey Now: Mikko Rantanen had a hat trick — including the equalizer with nine seconds left in regulation, and the winner 29 seconds into overtime — as the Avalanche escaped with a 3-2 victory in St. Louis. Craig Berube’s Blues are 12-15-1 and are in a 1-5-1 skid. Colorado Avalanche.

Columbus Blue Jackets: South Jersey’s Johnny Gaudreau scored in overtime, lifting the Blue Jackets to a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Gaudreau had three points, including his 10th goal of the season. Columbus Blue Jackets.

Boston Hockey Now: Jake DeBrusk scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period as Boston outlasted Vegas, 3-1, at T-Mobile Arena. The Bruins are (gulp) 22-4-1. Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins’ week featured all sorts of comebacks. Pittsburgh Penguins.

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