TORONTO — Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and Los Angeles beat Toronto for its fifth straight victory.

Carter beat former teammate Jonathan Bernier with a wrist shot between the legs on a 2-on-1 break for his eighth of the season. Kyle Clifford added an insurance goal with 1:59 remaining and Drew Doughty also scored for Los Angeles.

Following a 6-0 victory Tuesday night in Montreal, the Kings improved to 12-1-4 in their last 17 games.

Martin Jones, a 23-year-old rookie, made 38 saves to earn his fourth win in four NHL starts.

Cody Franson scored his first of the season for Toronto.

BLACKHAWKS 7, FLYERS 2: Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw scored in a 39-second span at the start of host Chicago’s five-goal second period, sparking the Blackhawks to a rout over Philadelphia.

Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists for Chicago, which has won three in a row after a three-game losing streak. Marian Hossa had three assists.


RED WINGS: Goalie Jimmy Howard, a former UMaine Black Bear, will miss at least Thursday’s game against Tampa Bay after injuring a knee in in Wednesday’s practice.

SUSPENSIONS: The NHL suspended for two games Tampa Bay forward Richard Panik and Ottawa defenseman Jared Cowen for illegal hits in recent games against Washington and Buffalo respectively.

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