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NHL Daily: Flyers Flop in OT Games; Ryan O’Reilly on Market



Anze Kopitar, Kings, Philadelphia Flyers
Anze Kopitar, celebrating one of his goals Tuesday, and the Kings outlasted the Flyers in OT. Photo: AP.

The Philadelphia Flyers are eight points out of a playoff spot. They would be much closer if they could find a way to win games that go beyond regulation.

They are 1-8 in those such games — 1-7 in overtime, 0-1 in shootouts.

Their latest loss was a 4-3 OT decision Tuesday to visiting Los Angeles.

The Flyers don’t have as many skilled, creative offensive players as their opponents. That’s one factor in the wide-open three-on-three. They used two defensemen in Tuesday’s overtime, and that didn’t work, either.

While the Flyers were losing three leads en route to a loss, the Pittsburgh Penguins — one of the teams Philly is chasing — overcame an early 2-0 deficit and rallied past Florida in overtime, 7-6.

Teams adept at finding ways to get two points instead of one are the ones that will be playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

For these stories, and much more, check our links below:

Philly Hockey Now: Kevin Hayes and coach John Tortorella may not agree on everything, but they respect each other. Philadelphia Flyers.

Philly Hockey Now: In a controversial ending, the Flyers fell in OT to Los Angeles, 4-3. The Kings scored in OT on an odd-man rush after Tony DeAngelo appeared to be tripped. The refs disagreed. DeAngelo was minus-3 on the night. Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Kris Letang scored in OT as the Penguins outlasted the Panthers, 7-6. Letang has a big night in his return to the lineup. Pittsburgh Penguins.

St. Louis Blues. The Blues are listening to trade offers for center Ryan O’Reilly, per TSN. St. Louis Blues.

Colorado Hockey Now: Goalie Alexander Georgiev led the way as the Avs won their sixth straight, beating the Capitals, 3-2. The Avalanche are climbing the standings in the Central Division. Colorado Avalanche.

Boston Hockey Now: David Pastrnak, who is in contract negotiations, had a goal and three assists as the Bruins defeated the Canadiens, 4-2. Cha-ching. His price is climbing. Boston Bruins.

L.A. Hockey Now: A view from the opposing locker room after the Kings’ OT win in Philly. Los Angeles Kings.

Detroit Hockey Now: The Red Wings have two must-wins games this week. Detroit Red Wings

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