PHILADELPHIA — Andrew Ladd scored the game-winner with 1:06 remaining on a one-timer from close range to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a wild 9-8 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
Fifteen players scored in the wide-open game in which both clubs set season highs for goals scored and goals allowed, and the Jets tied a franchise record for goals in a game.
Philadelphia’s Danny Briere and James van Riemsdyk were the only multiple goal scorers with two apiece. Kimmo Timonen had four assists and Scott Hartnell added a goal and assist. Claude Giroux and Max Talbot also scored for Flyers.
Nik Antropov and Tanner Glass each had a goal and two assists for the Jets. Evander Kane and Alex Burmistrov each added a goal and an assist and Blake Wheeler had three assists for Winnipeg.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, RANGERS 2
In New York, Joffrey Lupul and Clarke MacArthur scored 4:22 apart in the third period as Toronto broke open a tie game and spoiled the New York Rangers’ long-awaited return to renovated Madison Square Garden.
PENGUINS 3, ISLANDERS 2 (SO)
In Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin’s shootout goal capped a rally from a two-goal deficit in the third period and the Penguins extended their winning streak to five with a victory over the New York Islanders.
Pittsburgh’s second shooter of the shootout, Malkin walked in against Rick DiPietro – inserted into the game to relieve Evgeni Nabokov when the shootout began – made multiple dekes in close and slid the puck under a sprawling DiPietro with his backhand.
SABRES 4, BLUE JACKETS 2
In Buffalo, rookie goalie Jhonas Enroth made 41 saves, Jason Pominville had two goals and an assist, and the Sabres sent sliding Columbus to another defeat.
CANADIENS 2, BRUINS 1
In Boston, Tomas Plekanec put one in each net, making up for an own goal by scoring the tiebreaker with 9:14 remaining to give Montreal a victory over Boston.
SENATORS 4, PANTHERS 3
In Ottawa, Nick Foligno scored with 2.5 seconds left in the third period and the Senators extended their winning streak to four games.