The improving Blackhawks are headed in the right direction, although their latest win was a wild ride.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in need of a bounce back victory after their defense fell apart in their last two games against the Lightning and Blackhawks.
Brandon Saad, with a goal and an assist, Duncan Keith, Dominik Kahun and Alex DeBrincat also scored for Chicago (31-30-9). Dylan Strome added two assists for the Hawks, who have won four straight and crept within four points of the Arizona Coyotes for the second wild card in the Western Conference. Radko Gudas (3rd) and Shayne Gostisbehere (7th) opened a 5-2 lead with 6:33 left in the second period but the Flyers gave up back-to-back goals by Jake Muzzin and saw the lead shrink to 5-4 before the second intermission.
"We can be really happy with the first and second and be not happy with the third (period)", Chicago coach Jeremy Colliton said by way of understatement.
Corey Crawford stopped 17 of 18 shots through two periods before leaving the game because of illness. Colin Delia had 26 saves - all in the third.More news: Kartarpur Corridor talks: ‘Sea of difference between Pakistan announcement and actual offer’
"We had some (offensive) zone time too where we were able to hold them down and create things with five guys in the zone".
As for the Maple Leafs, they remain four points behind the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division, and they'll have to close that gap if they want to earn home ice advantage against Boston in the first round of the playoffs. "And we're doing it more and more consistently which is nice to see and it's got to continue".
Tyler Motte scored two goals 11 seconds apart in the second period and host Vancouver beat NY as the Canucks posted only their fifth National Hockey League win in the past 18 games (5-10-3), while the Rangers took their eighth loss in nine outings.
Andersen was replaced by Sparks to start the second, marking the first time in his career he's been pulled in consecutive games.
Johnsson scored his 20th this season on a tip-in of Rielly's shot from the left point at 18:27 of the second.More news: Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III to return vs. Celtics
The Flyers are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 8-2 in their last 10 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road underdog.
"We didn't put ourselves in a very good position", Rielly said.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flyers: 6-3-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.2 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a.908 save percentage. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 22.3 percent of their power play opportunities.
Toronto will have a chance, again, to prove that they've learned their first-period lesson when they host the Philadelphia Flyers Friday night.More news: Guardiola: We could cope with transfer ban