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Nashville rallies for win over Flyers

Golden Knights, Cardinals among day’s other winners

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Predators centre Nick Bonino (left) celebrates with left wing Pontus Aberg, defenceman Mattias Ekholm and defenceman P.K. Subban after a second-period goal against the Flyers.
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Nashville, Tennessee: Filip Forsberg scored his second goal with 35.6 seconds left and the Nashville Predators rallied by scoring twice in the final 1:17 to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 in the NHL on Tuesday.

On the night they raised their Western Conference championship banner, the Predators blew a 3-0 lead as the Flyers scored five straight goals.

But then Forsberg scored his first of the game 50 seconds after the Flyers took a 5-3 lead, and Scott Hartnell scored his second goal on a 5-on-3 with 1:17 left to tie it. When Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol challenged for offside and lost, the Predators had the man advantage, and Forsberg scored the winning goal.

Craig Smith and Nick Bonino also scored, and P.K. Subban had three assists for Nashville. Forsberg also had an assist on Hartnell’s tying goal as Nashville won its fifth straight home opener.

James Neal scored twice during a thrilling four-goal first period and the Golden Knights remained unbeaten 5-2 three games into their inaugural season.

Tomas Nosek scored the first home goal in franchise history just 2:31 into the first period, and Deryk Engelland added his first goal for his adopted hometown’s new team moments later.

Carter Hutton made 16 of his 32 saves in the third period to help St. Louis remain unbeaten with a 3-1 win over New York. Carl Gunnarsson and Brayden Schenn scored first-period goals for the Blues, who improved to 4-0. Jaden Schwartz added an empty-netter with 1:47 left.

Trailing 2-1, the Rangers pressured an injury-depleted Blues squad in the third period, outshooting St. Louis 16-8. New York outshot the Blues 32-23 overall but dropped to 1-3.

Gunnarsson scored 15 seconds into the game. Mika Zibanejad scored his fifth goal of the season for the Rangers on a power play.


NHL results

Tuesday’s matches

Columbus 2 Carolina 1

St. Louis 3 N.Y. Rangers 1

Chicago 3 Montreal 1

Nashville 6 Philadelphia 5

Dallas 4 Detroit 2

Ottawa 3 Vancouver 2

Vegas 5 Arizona 2