NHL-Highlights of Saturday's NHL games
Feb 8 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games.
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Bruins 7, Senators 2
The Bruins have hit the Olympic break as the hottest team in the NHL as center Patrice Bergeron, a member of Team Canada, scored two goals to power Boston to a 7-2 pasting of the Ottawa Senators.
The Bruins were missing captain Zdeno Chara, who left for the Olympics early to carry the flag for Slovakia at the opening ceremony in Sochi, but still improved to 8-1-2 in their last 11 games.
They are 20-3-2 in their last 25 home games and 23-6-2 at home overall this season.
Bergeron also had an assist while Chris Kelly, Jarome Iginla, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand and Carl Soderberg also scored for the Bruins.
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Flyers 2, Flames 1
Centers Brayden Schenn and Scott Hartnell scored goals and goaltender Ray Emery made 32 saves to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames.
The Flyers (30-23-6) have won four straight games and are among the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference going into the Olympic break.
The Flames (22-29-7) lost for only the second time in eight games and are way behind in the playoff chase in the West.
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Blues 4, Jets 3 (shootout)
Right wings T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko scored in the shootout to give the St Louis Blues a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets and lift the Blues into first place in the Central Division.
Goalie Brian Elliott stopped shots by center Bryan Little and left wing Andrew Ladd in the shootout for the Blues.
The win gave the Blues 84 points, the same total as the Chicago Blackhawks, but the Blues (39-12-6) have more wins and have played three fewer games than Chicago.
A power-play goal by Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien tied the game at 3-3 at 13:43 of the third period.
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