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October 23, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored 2 minutes apart in the third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

Umberger, a Pittsburgh native, beat Marc-Andre Fleury 6:50 into the third to break a tie and Read followed with a backhander to help the Flyers improve to 12-2-1 at Consol Energy Center since the arena opened in 2010.

Sean Couturier had a goal and an assist, Mark Streit and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for the Flyers, and Ray Emery stopped 21 shots.

Nick Spaling had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, Pascal Dupuis and Marcel Goc also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves.

Though the game featured two U.S. teams, the sell-out crowd sang “O Canada” before the opening faceoff as a tribute to a Canadian soldier killed in attack in Ottawa on Wednesday.


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ben Scrivens made 32 stops as Edmonton handed Washington its first regulation loss of the season.

Justin Schultz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nikita Nikitin scored to help the Oilers win their second straight game after opening the season 0-4-1. Teddy Purcell added two assists.

John Carlson and Mike Green scored for Washington. The Capitals dropped to 3-1-2.

Twenty seconds after Green gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead early in the second period, Nugent-Hopkins countered for the Oilers. Nikitin put Edmonton ahead on a power play with 3:52 left in the second.

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