Cloud Nine for the Bruins on the road

A ninth road win for the Boston Bruins, but not without a fight, as they came from behind twice to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on a shootout.

The Flyers proved more than a match for the Eastern Conference leaders and took the lead on two occasions through Vincent Lecavalier and Kimmo Timonen, only to be pegged back on both occasions by Andrej Meszaros and Zdeno Chara.

Patrice Bergeron put Boston ahead for the first time and also netted in the shootout after Lecavalier had taken the game into overtime, with Reilly Smith clinching victory for the in-form Bruins, whose record is now 15-0-1 in their last 16 matches.

Sidney Crosby found the net twice in the last five minutes to secure a 4-1 victory for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Chicago Blackhawks.

James Neal and Lee Stempniak put the Penguins ahead and despite Sheldon Brookbank closing the gap, Crosby’s double strike ensured an end to Pittsburgh’s three-game losing streak.

The Detroit Red Wings boosted their playoff hopes with a 3-2 defeat of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Valtteri Filppula and Sami Salo bookended the scoring for Tampa, but goals from Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist and David Legwand secured the W for Detroit.

The Edmonton Oilers made it six wins from their last seven with a 5-0 rout of the New York Rangers, and Cam Talbot making his third career shutout. Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello both scored twice, with Derick Brassard scoring a powerplay goal.

A brace from Milan Michalek and Kyle Turris helped the Ottawa Senators to a 6-3 victory over the Calgary Flames, while the Nashville Predators squeaked past the Washington Capitals 4-3 in a shootout thanks to the efforts of Craig Smith.


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