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NHL Daily: Flyers Slip in Draft-Lottery Race; Rangers Erupt

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Tyson Foerster (right) celebrates his first NHL goal with Brendan Lemieux on Saturday vs. Carolina. Photo: AP.

The Philadelphia Flyers had a productive weekend, collecting three out of a possible four points by trouncing Buffalo and losing to powerful Carolina in overtime.

On he flip side, they fell behind Montreal in the draft-lottery standings.

The Flyers have 13 games left and now have the NHL’s sixth-worst record, with 62 points.

Montreal has 12 games left and has the fifth-worst record, with 60 points.

The teams will have a key game against each other on March 28 at the Wells Fargo Center. It’s not exactly Flyers-Habs in the 1976 Finals, but, hey, it is what it is.

Below are the bottom teams and tankathon’s odds at getting the No. 1 overall pick, which will undoubtedly be Connor Bedard.

Columbus has the best odds, at 25.5%.The Blue Jackets were blasted Sunday in Vegas, 7-2, as they lost their third straight. They truly bad and are deserving of the No. 1 pick.

There were a lot of high-scoring outputs Sunday, including the Rangers’ 7-0 win over Nashville. The Blueshirts tied a team record with six first-period goals.

For these stories, and many others, check our links below:

Around the NHL and National Hockey Now

Tankathon: Check out the odds for winning the NHL’s draft lottery. Tankathon.

Philly Hockey Now: The Flyers seem to have picked a future NHL player in the seventh round of the 2022 draft. Philadelphia Flyers.

New York Rangers: K’Andre Miller became the first Ranger defenseman to get four points in a period as New York rolled past visiting Nashville. “The puck was finding me,” Miller said.  New York Rangers.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins are stumbling, but the players don’t seem to have much outrage, writes Dan Kingerski. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Washington Hockey Now: In the race for the playoffs, the Caps are running out of time. Washington Capitals.

Florida Hockey Now: While the Caps are fading, the Panthers are climbing toward a playoff berth. Florida Panthers.

Detroit Hockey Now: The Red Wings signed a 6-foot-5, righthanded-shooting defenseman. Detroit Red Wings.

Boston Hockey Now: The Bruins cruised past Buffalo, 7-0, as Jeremy Swayman notched his fourth shutout of the season — tied for second-most in the NHL. Only Washington’s Darcy Kuemper (five) and the Islanders’ Ilya Sorokin (five) have more. Swayman stretched his scoreless streak to 144:52. Boston Bruins.

New York Islanders Hockey Now: A look at the Isles and what they have done without Mathew Barzal. New York Islanders.

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