A night after getting routed, Brian Elliott gave the Flyers exactly the skillful, steady performance they needed - with a little luck, too. The veteran goalie made 40 saves and was twice helped by the post in his 41st career shutout, Travis Konecny scored his fourth goal in four games and the Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Tuesday night. Jakub Voracek also scored and Kevin Hayes added an empty-netter for Philadelphia, which bounced back from Monday night's 6-1 loss to the Sabres.
Sidney Crosby swept in a rebound 1:11 into overtime Tuesday for his third point as the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a pair of two-goal deficits to top the visiting Washington Capitals 5-4. Crosby notched the 17th OT tally of his career, tying Ilya Kovalchuk for third in NHL history. Jake Guentzel and Teddy Blueger each had a goal and an assist while Colton Sceviour and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the Penguins.
Konecny took an off-the-sideboards pass from Oskar Lindblom in full stride, went on a breakaway and cleverly slid a backhander through the legs of goalie Carter Hutton to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead with 2:09 left in the second period. Voracek made it 2-0 by converting a Kevin Hayes pass with 6:17 remaining in the third. Frost, who was had replaced the injured Couturier, was hit by defenseman Jake McCabe behind the arm in the second period and went to the locker room.