NHL roundup: Flyers’ Hart blanks Devils


Carter Hart picked up his first career shutout, and Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny backed him up with a goal and an assist apiece as the host Philadelphia Flyers flew past the New Jersey Devils 4-0 on Wednesday night.

FILE PHOTO: Oct 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save as New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (86) looks for rebound during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Provorov now has 100 career points, two games into his fourth season. Hart made 25 saves as he got the shutout in his 32nd career start.

Kevin Hayes and Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers, who won their second straight to open the season. It’s the first time in eight seasons that Philadelphia won its first two games.

Devils goaltender Cory Schneider stopped 30 of 34 shots but received no offensive support. New Jersey has now lost twice in regulation and once in a shootout to open the season.

Sabers 5, Canadiens 4 (OT)

Marcus Johansson scored 1:30 into overtime to propel host Buffalo past Montreal and give the Sabres at least a point in each of their four games.

Captain Jack Eichel collected two goals and two assists, and rookie Victor Olofsson and Jeff Skinner also tallied for the Sabres (3-0-1), who improved to 8-for-15 with the man advantage this season, going 2-for-5.

Former Buffalo forward Joel Armia scored two goals and set up Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s tally in the third period for the Canadiens (1-0-2), who have ventured past regulation in all three of their games this season.

Canucks 8, Kings 2

J.T. Miller had a goal and three assists to help lift Vancouver to a win over visiting Los Angeles.

Brandon Sutter had two goals and an assist, Quinn Hughes had a goal and an assist, and Tanner Pearson provided two assists for the Canucks, who received 37 saves from Jacob Markstrom in their first win of the season.

Elias Pettersson, Chris Tanev, Alexander Edler and Josh Leivo also scored for Vancouver. Tyler Toffoli and Sean Walker notched the Kings’ goals.

—Field Level Media

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