Brian Propp had a goal and an assist last night as the Flyers beat the Calgary Flames, 3-0, in Philadelphia.
It was goaltender Bob Froese's third shutout this season. It was the fifth for the Flyers, most in the NHL. For the Flames, it was their ninth straight loss on the road and their 13th in a row at the Spectrum since October 1978.
Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead when Tim Kerr centered the puck off Calgary goalie Mike Vernon's skate and into the goal at 15:03 of the first period.
The score was the 199th career goal for Kerr, who leads the NHL this season with 37 goals. It was his 24th power-play goal of the season, tops in the league.
Propp then centered a pass in the slot to Mark Howe, who shot it past Vernon for a short-handed goal at 2:53 of the second period.
Propp took a pass from Doug Crossman and put a 57-foot slap shot past Vernon on a power play at 9:20 of the second period. %&%? Black Hawks 4, Whalers 2
Denis Savard's 25-foot wrist shot four seconds into the third period broke a 2-2 tie in Chicago.
After winning the faceoff and shooting from the top of the right faceoff circle, he equaled an NHL record for fastest score after the beginning of a period. The record had been established by Montreal's Claude Provost Nov. 9, 1957, against Boston. Rangers 2, Blues 2
Mark Hunter's 26th goal of the season, with 1:11 left in the second period, gave St. Louis a tie in New York.
Left wing Jan Erixon of the Rangers cracked his left knee and will be sidelined six weeks. He had been back two games after missing 11 games because of an injured shin.
John Vanbiesbrouck, the Rangers' only goalie to win this season, didn't play. Glen Hanlon did and his record is 0-5-1. The Rangers are 0-10-1 without Vanbiesbrouck.
They are 0-6-3 in overtime this season and 0-9-7 the last two years.