Flyers' Tailspin Now at 8 After Shootout Loss

Canucks pull it out in OT against Wild, Flames scorch Coyotes
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2008 4:49 AM CST
Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, center, of Finland, reacts as the pucks bounces back out of the net on a goal by Phoenix Coyotes Derek Morris, not shown, during the second period of an NHL...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In a match-up between the struggling Senators and floundering Flyers, it took a shootout to determine which team is currently less hapless. This time it was Ottawa, who hope this 3-2 victory can turn around their 2-for-8 recent record; for the Flyers it was the eighth straight loss, and ninth consecutive shootout failure, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Vancouver blew enough chances to have deserved an outright loss to Minnesota, but a Markus Nasland goal brought the game to overtime, when Daniel Sedin scored to secure a 3-2 Canucks win.
  • Wayne Gretzky will have to wait for his 101st win, as Phoenix crashed and burned against Calgary 4-1.