DETROIT (AP) — Carter Hart bounced back from his worst performance in the NHL with one of his best Connor Brown Jersey
, flourishing as he played on consecutive days for the first time in the league.The breakout rookie had 37 saves to help the surging Philadelphia Flyers beat Detroit 3-1 on Sunday night after he gave up a career-high five goals in an overtime win against the Red Wings the previous day.“His response was obviously tremendous,” Flyers interim coach Scott Gordon said.Ivan Provorov scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period. Oskar Lindblom had two goals for the Flyers, breaking a scoreless tie early in the game and sealing the victory with an empty-net goal with 1:26 left.Philadelphia has won 12 of its last 14 games, moving into contention for a wild card in the Eastern Conference playoffs or perhaps for one of the three guaranteed postseason spots available in the Metropolitan Division.“No team goes on a stretch like this without strong goaltending,” Gordon said.The 20-year-old Hart won his NHL debut on Dec. 18 and he is 13-6-1, including an eight-game winning streak that tied a league record for goaltenders younger than 21. Since Jan. 14, Carter has won 10 of 11 games.“I’m not trying to get too far ahead of myself or live in the past,” he said. “I just want to worry about every challenge that I’m presented with.”Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds challenged Detroit’s Anthony Mantha to a fight in the opening minute, retaliating for his hit from behind against Claude Giroux on Saturday.“I just had to finish it off really quick and get back to playing hockey,” Simmonds said. “You just want to make a stand that we’re not going to get bullied. If teams are going to try that, we’re going to step up and defend one another.”Mantha said Simmonds told him before the game he was prepared to drop the gloves.“He goes Frederik Andersen Jersey
, ‘I hope you’re going to be a man,'” Mantha recalled. “I said, ‘Will that earn your respect?’ He said, ‘Yeah.'”Even though Detroit had 38 shots, its only goal came early in the second period when Darren Helm made it 1-all.“Carter Hart had an outstanding game, but I felt our team also played outstanding in almost every area,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “We just need to score more goals, especially when we are playing a very good defense like that one. Hart had something to do with it, but we have a lot of young players who have learned how to create scoring opportunities but aren’t as good at finishing them.”Jonathan Bernier started and stopped nine shots in the first period for the Red Wings before leaving the game with an upper-body injury.“We think it is more of a neck problem and that he’ll be fine,” Blashill said.Bernier was replaced by Jimmy Howard, who had 11 saves and gave up a goal to Provorov while his view was obstructed on the shot from just inside the blue line.“I never saw it Womens Jake Gardiner Jersey
,” Howard said.The Red Wings have lost five of seven, moving closer to being eliminated from postseason race for a third straight year.NOTES: Flyers D Philippe Myers made his NHL debut. … Detroit F Gustav Nyquist missed his first game of the season because of flu-like symptoms.UP NEXTFlyers: Host Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.Red Wings: Host Chicago on Wednesday night. WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) That 15-game goal drought was not bothering Blake Wheeler. And now it is over.Wheeler scored twice and added an assist and Mark Scheifele assisted on three goals as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Colorado Avalanche 6-1 on Friday night.”With the amount of ice time I get, the guys I play with, the expectation would be that you’d score a goal once in a while,” said Wheeler, who has 16 goals and 48 assists through 58 games. ”Sometimes it doesn’t happen. It’s a crazy game. I had 13 shots the last two games before this one, and one behind the goal line goes in. I don’t lose much sleep over it.”Article continues below ...Scheifele now has seven points in his last three games. It was his fourth game back since he missed 16 with an upper-body injury.”We did the right things all game,” Scheifele said. ”We didn’t get away from it and it showed.”Kyle Connor, Andrew Copp, Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers also scored for Winnipeg Matt Bartkowski Jersey Womens
, which is 5-2-1 during its 10-game homestand. Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers each had two assists and Laine added one.Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves to pick up his 30th win of the season. It was the most wins by a Jets goalie since the franchise moved to Winnipeg from Atlanta prior to the 2011-12 season. Ondrej Pavelec had 29 wins the first season.Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen nixed Hellebuyck’s shutout bid when he scored unassisted on a wraparound with 5:56 left in the third period.Colorado goalie Jonathan Bernier was pulled following the second period after Winnipeg went up 4-0 on 20 shots. Semyon Varlamov stopped six of the eight shots he faced in relief for the Avalanche.”He got hit in the head there on a play around the net and was going in for the concussion protocol so we put (Varlamov) in,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. ”I haven’t caught up with the trainers yet (to check his status).”Wheeler’s drought-ending goal – he had a dozen assists during that span while playing center – came when his shot from behind the goal line hit Bernier’s left skate and slid inside the post at 10:09 of the first period.The Jets outmuscled and stole the puck just before their first two goals in the second.Byfuglien won a battle along the boards with winger Gabriel Landeskog and passed the puck to Connor for his 19th goal of the season at 10:49.Scheifele then stole the puck from Rantanen while Winnipeg was short-handed and went on a two-on-one for Copp’s fifth goal of the season at 15:50.Four seconds after Avalanche forward Gabriel Bourque went to the penalty box for goaltender interference, Laine scored his team-leading 26th goal and NHL-leading 15th power play of the season on a one-timer with 28 seconds left in the period.Ehlers deflected in a Myers’ shot from the point 5:24 into the third period for his 22nd goal. Wheeler put in his second of the game at 7:54 with a shot through over Varlamov’s glove.Rantanen finished off the game’s scoring with his 18th of the season.”We didn’t play our best game in the first, but we were still in the game,” Rantanen said. ”Then they get a second goal. Then we get a power play and a chance to get it to 2-1, but then a turnover by me and it’s 3-0. It’s a tough, tough play but I have to get over it.”UP NEXTThe Avalanche go home to take on Edmonton on Sunday.The Jets host Florida Sunday night.