Highlights of Sunday's NHL games
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[March 27, 2017]
March 26 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of Sunday's National Hockey League games:
Jets 2, Canucks 1
The Winnipeg Jets' playoff hopes may be dangling by a tenuous thread
but after a narrow win over Vancouver Canucks, the thread has not
The Jets edged the Canucks 2-1 on Sunday, hanging on for their
playoff lives in front of a jubilant hometown crowd.
Adam Lowry took a slick pass from center Mathieu Perreault and
buried it past Vancouver goaltender Ryan Miller for the 2-1 lead.
Perreault also scored a goal in the game.
Alex Edler scored the Canucks' goal.
Flyers 6, Penguins 2
Jordan Weal and Shayne Gostisbehere each had a goal and an assist
for Philadelphia, which kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a
rout of rival Pittsburgh.
Valtteri Filppula, Jakub Voracek, Radko Gudas and Dale Weise also
scored for the Flyers, while Matt Cullen and Patric Hornqvist scored
for the Penguins.
Flyers goaltender Steve Mason made 25 saves, while Matt Murray
stopped 27 in the Penguins' net.
Stars 2, Devils 1 (OT)
Dallas avoided being eliminated from playoff contention -- at least
temporarily -- by rallying past New Jersey.
With Dallas trailing 1-0 late in the third period, Ales Hemsky put a
power-play rebound past Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid to pull the
Stars even with 6:36 remaining in regulation, ultimately forcing
Dallas then won it with another power-play goal, just 20 seconds
into overtime, on Tyler Seguin's 25th goal of the season, a
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Rookie Blake Coleman scored the first NHL goal of his
career for the Devils.
Red Wings 3, Wild 2 (OT)
Andreas Athanasiou scored on a breakaway 1:52 into overtime as
Detroit skated to a win over Minnesota.
Tomas Tatar and Mike Green scored for the Red Wings, who improved to
4-1-1 in their last six games.
Eric Staal and Nate Prosser scored for the Wild, who dropped to
1-7-1 in their last nine.
Ducks 6, Rangers 3
Andrew Cogliano and Patrick Eaves scored two minutes apart early in
the third period, and Anaheim took over first place in the Pacific
Division after a win over New York.
Eaves scored twice and Ryan Getzlaf contributed four assists as the
Ducks used their eighth win in 10 games to go two points up on idle
Edmonton and San Jose.
Josh Manson, Ryan Kesler and Nick Ritchie also scored for Anaheim.
Jonathan Bernier picked up his fourth consecutive victory by
stopping 25 shots.
Rick Nash, Derek Stepan and Brady Skjei scored for the Rangers, who
have lost five of seven. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves in
his first game since March 7, when he strained his left hip.
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