Flyers win late against Penguins 6-5
APPITTSBURGH -- Jakub Voracek capped a hat trick by putting Philadelphia ahead with 1:31 remaining in the third as the Flyers claimed a wild 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.
February 22, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
Voracek's third goal came 33 seconds after Pittsburgh's Brandon Sutter leveled the game on a wraparound as the Penguins rallied from a pair of two-goal deficits in the third period.
Wayne Simmonds had two goals and an assist and Nicklas Grossman also scored for the Flyers.
Evgeni Malkin and James Neal scored power-play goals, while Sutter, Tyler Kennedy and Matt Niskanen also scored for the Penguins.
Colorado's David Jones scored at 4:43 of overtime and Semyon Varlamov stopped 33 shots to lead the Avalanche to a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in front of a smattering of boisterous fans that braved a winter storm in Denver.
Matt Hunwick set up the winning goal by bringing the puck into the zone and passing it over to Jones, who sent a wrist shot over the left shoulder of Jaroslav Halak. The Avs have won seven straight over the Blues at Pepsi Center.
Halak stopped 19 shots in his first appearance since coming off injured reserve earlier this month with a strained groin. He got the start with rookie Jake Allen playing the night before and Brian Elliott struggling.
At Calgary Alberta, Los Angeles swept back-to-back games in Alberta as Trevor Lewis scored the go-ahead goal in the Kings' 3-1 victory over the Flames.
Lewis had gone 13 games without a point before picking up two assists Tuesday in the Kings' 3-1 win over Edmonton.
Lewis collected a rebound at the side of the net Wednesday, paused briefly, then zipped a shot into the top corner over Flames goaltender Joey MacDonald's shoulder for his first goal in 31 games going back to last season.
Justin Brown and Jeff Carter also scored for Los Angeles.