Flyers down Canadiens to earn 10th straight home win


From killing penalties to unlikely scorers, the Philadelphia Flyers are finding all kinds of ways to win at home.

Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo and Michael Raffl scored to lead the Flyers to their 10th straight home victory, 3-1 over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

The surging Flyers returned home after a 5-1 trip that sent them to fourth in the Eastern Conference. Brushing off 1-7 and 4-10-1 starts to become one of the hottest teams in the NHL, they are 9-2 since Dec. 17 and have found new life under coach Craig Berube.

“I think they’re confident guys right now and they believe they can win,” Berube said. “They’re not always going to play their best hockey, but we’re squeezing wins out.”

Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2

In Chicago, Carl Hagelin broke a tie with 5:57 left.

Avalanche 4, Senators 3 (OT)

In Denver, Paul Stastny had the tying goal and two assists and Tyson Barrie scored 33 seconds into overtime to complete Colorado’s comeback victory.