Sharks end record-tying 11-game skid with 2-1 win over Flyers
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks snapped an 11-game losing streak that tied for the longest skid to start the season in National Hockey League history with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
Anthony Duclair had a goal and an assist, Mackenzie Blackwood made 38 saves and William Eklund added a power-play goal as San Jose (1-10-1) won. The Sharks had allowed 10 goals in each of their last two games.
Joel Farabee scored for Philadelphia (5-7-1), which lost for the fifth time in its last six games despite outshooting San Jose 39-19.
Samuel Ersson made 17 saves for the Flyers, who played without starting goaltender Carter Hart for a third straight game due to a mid-body injury. He remains day-to-day.
Philadelphia’s top centre Sean Couturier returned to the lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury, recording two shots.
Duclair scored his third goal of the year 1:43 into the first period to give San Jose an early lead.
Eklund made it 2-0 in the second, scoring his second goal of the season on a 4-on-3 power play.
Farabee answered with his sixth goal late in the second, beating Blackwood on a one-timer that the Sharks goalie nearly stopped. The play was reviewed and it was determined that the puck fully crossed the goal line.
Philadelphia went 0-for-4 on the power play. San Jose was 1-for-5.
Flyers: At Anaheim on Friday night.
Sharks: Host Edmonton on Thursday night, trying to snap an eight-game losing streak against the Oilers.
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Ben Ross, The Associated Press