Highlights of Saturday's NHL games

Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:41am EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games:

Penguins 4, Flyers 1

The Pittsburgh Penguins boosted their playoff hopes and dealt a setback to the Philadelphia Flyers with a big 4-1 road win on Saturday.

The Penguins (39-24-8) reeled off three straight goals in the second period and kept Philadelphia quiet in the third to win their fifth straight game and dent the playoff hopes of the 34-24-12 Flyers.

Wild 3, Hurricanes 2 (shootout)

Jason Zucker and David Jones scored for Minnesota in regulation before the Wild won a shootout to edge the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2.

The Wild (33-28-11) got 31 saves from goalie Devan Dubnyk and remain in the playoff hunt, one point behind the Colorado Avalanche in the race for the final postseason slot in the West. Dubnyk stopped two of three shots in the shootout.   Continued...

Mar 15, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (R) react after defeating the New York Islanders in a shootout at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports