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The Journal Gazette

Friday, November 10, 2017 1:00 am

NHL

Flyers still dominate Blackhawks in Philly

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA –Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek each had a goal and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers over the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Thursday night.

Brian Elliott made 38 saves and Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers, who avenged last Wednesday's 3-0 loss at Chicago while beating the Blackhawks for the 14th straight time in Philadelphia during the regular season.

Chicago's last regular-season victory at Philadelphia came on Nov. 9, 1996. The Blackhawks did clinch their 2010 Stanley Cup title with a Game 6 win on the Flyers' home ice.

Connor Murphy scored for the Blackhawks.

Couturier upped his team-leading total to 10 goals by finishing Giroux's pass from close range four minutes into the second period to give Philadelphia a 3-0 lead.

Chicago got on the board with 3:47 remaining in the second when Murphy scored on a rebound from the left circle. Murphy's father, Gord, is a Flyers assistant and watched the goal from the bench.

That was the only goal the Blackhawks could muster despite coach Joel Quenneville reuniting the top line of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp in hopes of kick-starting Chicago's tepid offense. It was to little avail, though, and the Blackhawks now have three goals in their last three games.

OILERS 3, DEVILS 2: In Newark, New Jersey, Leon Draisaitl's goal with 16.3 second left in overtime lifted Edmonton over New Jersey.

The Oilers (6-8-1) have now won consecutive games for the first time all season. Anton Slepyshev and Milan Lucic also scored for Edmonton, and Cam Talbot made 32 saves.

Cory Schneider made 29 saves for New Jersey. Brian Boyle and Drew Stafford scored for the Devils.

WILD 3, CANADIENS 0: In Montreal, Jason Zucker scored three goals in the third period and Devan Dubnyk made 41 saves for a shutout as Minnesota beat Montreal to end its three-game losing streak.

It was the second multi-goal game in two nights for Zucker, who scored twice in a 4-2 loss at Toronto on Wednesday.

Montreal goalie Charlie Lindgren, who had won two starts in a row and was unbeaten in five career NHL games, made 32 saves. Dubnyk, now 7-1-1 against Montreal, posted his first shutout this season and the 25th of his career.

The Canadiens had two goals wiped out after video review.

It was the Wild's second win in their last six games, both against Montreal.

The Devils have lost four straight to fall to 9-4-2.