NEWARK, N.J. — Nico Hischier scored on a deflection with 1:27 to play and the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Thursday night.

Damon Severson scored with 9:00 left to tie it, and Hischier’s first goal in 11 games gave New Jersey its second straight win and spoiled goaltender Alex Lyon’s first NHL start.

Kyle Palmieri and Drew Stafford also scored for the Devils, who have won only four times in 14 games (4-7-3) since Dec. 29. Keith Kinkaid made 22 saves.

Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds and Shayne Gostisbehere scored for the Flyers.

PANTHERS 4, SABRES 2: Harri Sateri stopped the final 19 shots he faced and 30 overall, and Keith Yandle had a goal and two assists in leading Florida to a win at Buffalo, New York.

Mike Matheson, Denis Malgin and Colton Sceviour also scored for the Panthers, who won consecutive games for the first time since winning five in a row from Dec. 19-30. Sateri, a 28-year-old NHL rookie, also won his second career game with starter Roberto Luongo and backup James Reimer both sidelined because of lower body injuries.

MAPLE LEAFS 4, RANGERS 0: Curtis McElhinney stopped 25 shots to give visiting Toronto its second straight shutout.

James van Riemsdyk, Patrick Marleau, Zach Hyman and Justin Holl scored to help the Maple Leafs get their fourth straight win and a sweep of the teams’ three-game season series. McElhinney was barely tested in his seventh career shutout and second of the season.

HURRICANES 2, CANADIENS 0: Cam Ward stopped 27 shots in his second shutout of the season, and Carolina beat visiting Montreal.

Brett Pesce and Brock McGinn scored as the Hurricanes won their third straight.

SENATORS 2, DUCKS 1: Erik Karlsson scored 32 seconds into overtime to lift Ottawa to a win at home, snapping a six-game losing streak.

Karlsson one-timed a pass from Matt Duchene on a power play.


PENGUINS: Forward Conor Sheary is out indefinitely because of a lower-body injury.

Coach Mike Sullivan said Sheary is “week to week” after getting hurt in a 5-2 win over San Jose on Tuesday.

AVALANCHE: Colorado will be without leading scorer Nathan MacKinnon for two to four weeks because of an upper-body injury.

Coach Jared Bednar said of MacKinnon’s absence: “It’s not a great feeling when you lose a guy like that because of what he means to our team. But I’m excited for the opportunity it presents other guys.”

MacKinnon was hurt in the second period Tuesday against Vancouver after a collision near the end boards. He was sent back to Denver to be evaluated as the team continued its trip.