NHL Roundup: No present for Hakstol, Price hits milestone

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Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol received an early Christmas present he wasn’t asking for when he was fired on Monday. Flyers, who are currently in last position in the Metropolitan Division with 28 points, have also lost the last four games of a five game road trip. Hakstol has been with Philadelphia since 2015 and leaves with a 134-101-42 regular season record.

Carey Price made 36 saves to get his 300th NHL win as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 at Gila River Arena on Thursday. In so doing Price joined a band of 35 other netminders who have now got 300 wins.

Thursday was also a rewarding night for Marc-Andre Fleury. The Golden Knights netminder moved up to ninth in wins in NHL history after the Knights beat the New York Islanders 4-2. Fleury’s complete overall record is an impressive 424-239-72.

The Anaheim Ducks continued their impressive form of late by making it nine wins in the past ten after a 4-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Monday. Ducks hit three second period goals, thanks to Adam Henrique, Kiefer Sherwood and Ondrej Kase, with Ryan Getzalf bagging an empty net goal with 49 seconds remaining to wrap up victory.

The Winnipeg Jets won their fifth consecutive game, and in so doing ended the Tampa Bay Lightning’s eight-game winning streak when Mark Scheifele scored with just 42 seconds remaining in over time for a 5-4 victory at Bell MTS Place on Sunday. Scheifele also had two assists on the night, for his third straight three-point game, and his third overtime goal in the past nine games.

It was seven heaven for the San Jose Sharks on Sunday after completing a comprehensive 7-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Centre. Melker Karlsson,E vander Kane, Kevin labanc, Logan Couture and Tomas Hert each had a goal and an assist for the Sharks who posted their fourth straight win and sixth victory out of the last seven.

Another side who hit seven goals on Sunday where the Calgary Flames who defeated the St. Louis Blues 7-2. Flames hit four goals in the opening period, with Johnny Gaudreau and Alan Quine who both scored twice for the Flames who have now won eight of its past nine games.

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