NHL Daily: Flyers’ Ugly Game; Penguins’ Stunning Rally
The Philadelphia Flyers had a night to forget Tuesday in Tampa.
They lost to the Lightning, 5-2. They gave Tampa six power-play chances, and the Bolts scored on three of them. They had two players (Travis Sanheim and Joel Farabee) benched by coach John Tortorella because of bad penalties.
And with 2:40 left in regulation, Tony DeAngelo received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for spearing Corey Perry in the groin.
DeAngelo could get more discipline from the NHL for the incident.
While the Flyers were losing for the ninth time in 11 games, their cross-state rivals from Pitsburgh were also having an ugly night, falling into a 4-0 hole against the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets.
And then …
The Penguins scored the next five goals and won in overtime, 5-4.
Two Pennsylvania teams. One with a night to remember, the other with a night to forget.
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Philly Hockey Now: Tony DeAngelo speared Corey Perry, then criticized him after the game. Philadelphia Flyers.
Philly Hockey Now: Tampa Bay snapped a five-game losing streak, whipping the visiting Flyers, 5-2. John Tortorella sent a message to two of his players by benching them. Philadelphia Flyers.
Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers signed a free-agent defenseman from Bemidji (Minn.) State. Philadelphia Flyers.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal capped an unlikely rally as the Penguins jolted the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-4. Pittsburgh Penguins.
New York Islanders Hockey Now: The Isles stayed atop the wildcard race with a 3-2 win over Buffalo. New York is now 5-1-1 since Mathew Barzal was injured. New York Islanders.
NHL: Could Atlanta and Houston become NHL teams? NHL.
Washington Hockey Now: Caps GM Brian MacLellan wants to add a top-six winger in the offseason. Washington Capitals.
Florida Hockey Now: Former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky — “big-game Bob” — carries the Cats past the Vegas Gold Knights, 2-1. Bobrovsky made 31 saves in the key win. Florida Panthers.
Detroit Hockey Now: Like in Philly, there’s a power outage in Detroit as the Red Wings are struggling to score. Detroit Red Wings.