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RALEIGH Youth Dustin Byfuglien Jersey , N.C. (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers took advantage of another third-period meltdown by the Carolina Hurricanes to keep their hold on third-place in the Metropolitan Division.Valterri Filppula scored the tiebreaking goal on a breakaway with 5:49 left, and the Flyers scored four times in the third period to beat the scuffling Hurricanes 4-2 on Saturday night.Travis Konecny and Jakub Voracek also scored as the Flyers had three goals in a 5:52 span to rally for the win. Michael Raffl added an empty-netter, Wayne Simmonds had two assists and Alex Lyon stopped 23 shots.Filppula’s breakaway goal snapped a 2-2 tie and secured a needed victory for the Flyers, who entered on a 1-6-1 skid. Philadelphia, which began the day in third place in the Metropolitan Division, moved back into that spot after New Jersey had leapfrogged ahead earlier in the day.Columbus, which also won, is tied with the Philadelphia but the Flyers hold the tiebreaker.”Just to be able to stay with it through the third period and get it done says a lot for our group,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. ”We needed a win for a lot of different reasons. We needed the two points in every respect.”Jaccob Slavin and Jordan Staal scored and Cam Ward made 23 saves for the Hurricanes, who have lost five of six.Carolina suffered its second straight third-period collapse. It allowed five goals in the final 10 minutes to Boston on Tuesday night to blow a 4-1 lead, and gave up four goals in the final 12 minutes to the Flyers to blow leads of 1-0 and 2-1.”It’s extremely frustrating http://www.officialhockeyjetsshop.com/authentic-adidas-jacob-trouba-jersey ,” Slavin said. ”We were the better team I think both games. Those are crucial points that we needed. I don’t know if I can put my finger on it. We have to play a full 60 (minutes) and we haven’t put that in the last two games.”Carolina led 1-0 on Staal’s first-period goal most of the game before a late outburst of scoring in the third. Konecny’s deflection in front of the net tied it at 1-all with 11:49 left, but the Hurricanes quickly responded with a wrist shot by Slavin that put Carolina back on top with just under 10 minutes remaining.It didn’t last long, as two defensive breakdowns gave the Flyers the opening they needed for a comeback.First, Voracek slipped in uncovered to the Hurricanes crease, accepted a pass from the corner and stuffed a backhander in around Ward to make it 2-2 with 8:02 remaining.Shortly after, Filppula got behind the Hurricanes’ defense, took a long pass from Simmonds at center ice, and finished his breakaway with a forehand wrister that got under Ward’s blocker for the winner.”This should give us a lot of confidence today,” Filppula said. ”Pretty good comeback. Nice to get two points.”For the Hurricanes, it was two blown assignments where a man was left wide open, an echo of the problems that plagued them in their previous collapse.They are now 3-9-2 in their last 14 games Austin Czarnik Jersey Womens , falling from playoff position in the Eastern Conference to 11 points back with 11 games to play.”There’s mistakes where we’re trying too hard sometimes,” Staal said. ”Mistakes that shouldn’t happen. And there’s been too many of those. We have to clean those up and take some pride in our game.”NOTES: The Flyers earned only their second regulation victory in their last 10 games. … Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho each had an assist to extend their point streaks to four games for the Hurricanes. … NHL hits leaders Robert Hagg (lower body injury) missed his fourth straight game for the Flyers. D Johnny Oduya (lower body injury) missed his sixth straight.UP NEXTFlyers: Host the Washington Capitals on Sunday.Hurricanes: At the New York Islanders on Sunday. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets played one more playoff game this season than last, but it’s all the same to general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and coach John Tortorella. Not good enough.And apparently there’s plenty of blame to go around.”Everybody has to give skin here, from the coaches right on through, as far as what happened,” Tortorella said in his exit interview with reporters Thursday.The Blue Jackets promising season fizzled out in the end. They overcame injuries to key players and finished the regular season strong, making the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second season in a row. They won the first two in the first-round playoff series on the road against the Washington Capitals, only to drop the next four straight.It ended with a thud in a 6-3 loss in Game 6 on home ice Monday night.Despite how all that sounds, the team didn’t implode, Tortorella said.”We were a good enough team to beat Washington this year Josh Morrissey Jersey ,” he said. ”We just did not make that big play and or get that big save at key times, and they did.”I like our team, I like our personnel,” he said. ”The biggest thing is we need to change our mindset here, (so) that we feel we belong in the playoffs. We need to think stronger in how to find a way. I want us to be more aggressive in our thinking and expect some more.”The Blue Jackets undoubtedly will have some different faces next season. Just how many remains to be seen. Kekalainen was coy when asked if the team needs more talented players to get deeper into the playoffs.”We’re always looking to upgrade, one way or another,” he said. ”I think we’re going to get better again from inside. It’s going to be the same approach.”Kekalainen cited the surprise trade last summer that brought star winger Artemi Panarin to town and the swift emergence of rookie center Pierre-Luc Dubois. But he won’t talk strategy.One the goals likely will be to sign Panarin and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky – the team’s biggest stars – to contract extensions. Both will be unrestricted free agents in 2019, and the team would like to lock them up before that.Defenseman Jack Johnson and forward Matt Calvert will be unrestricted free agents on July 1, so the Blue Jackets will have to make a decision on whether to sign them to new contracts. The 28-year-old Calvert, the longest tenured Blue Jacket at eight seasons but never more than a bottom six player, tied his career-high season point total with 24 and had three playoff goals.The Blue Jackets also will have to decide whether to re-sign forwards Thomas Vanek and Mark Letestu and defensemen Ian Cole http://www.officialhockeyjetsshop.com/authentic-adidas-kyle-connor-jersey , all of whom were added at the trade deadline.Columbus finished with 97 points, second most in franchise history after last season’s 108, and qualified for the playoffs as a wildcard. The team punctuated a furious comeback down the stretch with a 10-game winning streak in March.But the playoffs were a bust. Again.”We expected more out of ourselves this year,” defenseman Zach Werenski said on his way out this week. ”Go up 2-0 on the road, come back home we don’t get a win. I just think we have higher expectations, and we should. We are a good hockey team and we fell short of our goals this year. At the end of the day, if you are not holding the Stanley Cup, it’s kind of a failed season. This one definitely stings.”—