Flames send collapsing Flyers to their seventh straight loss


PHILADELPHIA (UKTN) — Blake Coleman had a goal and two assists to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 victory over the slumping Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.

Jonathan Huberdeau, Dillon Dubé, Rasmus Andersson and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Flames, who played the third game of a six-game trip.

“It was nice to get that one for sure,” Huberdeau said. “We fought. Another good win for us.”

Tanner Laczynski and Joel Farabee scored for the Flyers, who lost seven in a row.

“We were flat,” said Philadelphia coach John Tortorella. “I thought it was like two low-energy teams.”

The Flames jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

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Huberdeau put the Flames on the board 4:43. After Philadelphia’s Tony DeAngelo flipped the puck in the Flyers zone, Huberdeau raced ahead with a 2-on-1 and finished his third goal of the season with a wrist shot down Carter Hart’s glove side.

Dubé scored in much the same fashion with 6:09 to play in the first, firing a wrist shot past Hart on a 2-on-1. This one came from the other side and went past Hart’s gauntlet.

“It’s not like it’s a lack of effort,” Hart said. “Nothing to hang our heads over.”

Philadelphia scored just 36 seconds later, when Laczynski scored his first NHL goal on a deflection of Kevin Hayes’ shot from the point. The assist earned Hayes points in six consecutive games, with three goals and four assists.

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Andersson scored the lone goal of the second inning when his long range hit shot went off Farabee’s stick and past Hart 3:29 into the period.

Farabee made amends with 11:57 left in the third as he brought Philadelphia within 3-2. Flames winger Andrew Mangiapane missed a pass off the boards straight to Farabee, who fired a wrist shot from the slot down Jacob Markström’s blocker side.

Markström made 23 saves.

Coleman, playing in his 400th career NHL game, scored the first of two empty Flames netters with 1:51 left in the third. Lewis completed the scoring with 37 seconds remaining.

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A 2011 New Jersey third-round pick, Coleman is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with Tampa Bay.

“I am very proud to play so many games in this competition,” he said.


Flyers: Scott Laughton (upper body) did not play after appearing to hit his head on the ice in Saturday night’s 5-4 defeat in Montreal. … Travis Konecny ​​(upper body) missed his second straight.


Flames: in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

Flyers: Wednesday night in Washington.



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