Flyers win in shootout as bizarre play sinks Bruins
The Bruins have lost shootouts every which way this season.
Brad Marchand found a new one Monday night.
The Boston forward overskated the puck at center ice on a shootout attempt in a bizarre ending to the Flyers’ 6-5 victory in Philadelphia.
Travis Konecny scored in the fifth round of the shootout for Philadelphia, and Marchand lined up for his turn needing to score to keep the game going. The two-time All-Star charged toward the resting puck but barely nipped it as he skated past — he zoomed into the offensive zone, but the puck trickled forward just a few inches.
Officials met briefly before signaling that the game was over. Because Marchand made contact with the puck, it was considered a shot attempt.
“I was just trying to get going and just missed it,” Marchand said. “That’s the way it is. I’m not going to overthink it.”
Boston fell to 0-7 in shootouts.
Canadiens 2, Flames 0: Carey Price made 31 saves and host Montreal snapped Calgary’s five-game winning streak.
Blues 4, Ducks 1: Alexander Steen scored the first goal and Brayden Schenn added two assists, leading host St. Louis past Anaheim.
Rangers 6, Islanders 2: Artemi Panarin had two goals and three assists to match a career high with five points, and the host Rangers beat the Islanders.
Capitals 2, Hurricanes 0: Alex Ovechkin scored two first-period goals and Ilya Samsonov stopped 23 shots to lift host Washington.