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Flyers score 4 in 3rd to down Penguins

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PITTSBURGH (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers are trying to balance desperation and cool heads as they make a last-gasp, late-season run at a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Jakub Voracek and Dale Weise sparked Philadelphia's four-goal third period and the Flyers finished a four-game road trip with a 6-2 win against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night.

"Obviously we know where we are in the standings," Voracek said. "It's not going to be easy to make the playoffs. We all know that. We have to look for the results on the other teams. We're just trying to play a little relaxed, a little loose."


Ducks stay hot, spoil Lundqvist's return

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks spent months hoping to find more consistency on offense, and Ryan Getzlaf is finally rewarding that faith.

Getzlaf had four assists, Andrew Cogliano scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, and the Ducks won their fourth straight game by defeating Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers 6-3 on Sunday night.


Stars still alive after Seguin's OT goal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The Dallas Stars know they are going to be eliminated from playoff contention in the next couple of days, so being on the ice now is about playing for each other.

Tyler Seguin scored on a power play 20 seconds into overtime, and the Stars staved off elimination by rallying to beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Sunday.


Wings win in OT, Wild drop eighth of 9

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings are doing what they can to cling onto mathematical hopes of extending their playoff streak to 26.

Andreas Athanasiou scored 1:52 into overtime on a breakaway, lifting the Red Wings to a 3-2 win Sunday over the reeling Minnesota Wild.


Jets edge Canucks, keep slim hopes alive

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Adam Lowry kept the Winnipeg Jets' playoff hopes alive - even if just barely.

Lowry scored a power-play goal in the third period and Michael Hutchinson made 28 saves to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.


US women hopeful of dispute resolution

The U.S. women's hockey team remains hopeful it can resolve its ongoing dispute with USA Hockey in time to participate in the world championships.

The women also might be getting support in their quest for equitable pay from the men who wear the same jersey.


Coyotes give deal to top prospect Keller

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Clayton Keller, their first-round draft pick last year, to an entry level contract.

Keller was the seventh overall pick in last year's NHL entry draft. Coyotes general manager John Chayka said Keller would join the team for the remainder of the season.


Bruins top Islanders, grab 2nd wild card

NEW YORK (AP) The Boston Bruins badly needed a win and the scoring support came from unexpected source in Riley Nash.

Nash scored twice and backup goalie Anton Khudobin made 18 saves as the Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.


Oilers top Avs, tied for Pacific lead

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Oilers know a postseason berth is imminent. Now it's just a matter of finding out where they'll fit in that playoff picture.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Drake Caggiula each had a goal and an assist and Edmonton moved into a three-way tie atop the Pacific Division with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.


Surging Preds extend Sharks' skid to 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A red hot Nashville Predators team made sure San Jose stayed ice cold.

Colton Sissons and James Neal both scored twice to lead the Predators over the staggering Sharks 7-2 on Saturday night.