PHILADELPHIA — Former Philadelphia star Jeremy Roenick scored the deciding goal in a shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a 7-6 victory over the Flyers on Wednesday night, Philadelphia’s sixth straight loss.
Joe Pavelski also scored for San Jose in the shootout.
Pavelski and Roenick both beat Martin Biron to the glove side to help the Sharks salvage the victory after they blow a 6-4 lead in the third period.
Pavelski had a goal and assist in regulation, Patrick Marleau added two goals and two assists, and Ryane Clowe and Devin Setoguchi each had a goal and an assist. The Sharks have won six of their first seven games.
Joffrey Lupul scored twice and Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Scottie Upshall and Danny Briere added goals for the winless Flyers. Briere tied it with 1:05 left in the third period when he punched the puck past goalie Evgeni Nabokov during a wild power-play scramble in front of the net.
NEWARK, N.J. — Martin Brodeur made 21 saves for his 98th NHL shutout, and mostly avoided Sean Avery, his No. 1 nemesis, to help New Jersey beat Dallas.
John Madden scored two goals for the Devils, who chased former Michigan teammate Marty Turco from the net in the second period.
OTTAWA — Rostislav Olesz and Nathan Horton scored goals 48 seconds apart early in the first period and Florida beat Ottawa.