Philadelphia goalie Carter Hart makes a save during the Flyers’ 3-0 win over the Sabres on Sunday in Buffalo, New York. Jeffrey T. Barnes/Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Carter Hart stopped 28 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers shut out the Buffalo Sabres on consecutive days with a 3-0 win on Sunday.

Sean Couturier and Michael Raffl broke the game open by scoring 75 seconds apart early in the second period. James van Riemsdyk also scored in the second period by creatively tipping in Joel Farabee’s pass from the blue line, and the Flyers won their third straight following a 1-2-2 skid.

Hart followed Brian Elliott’s 23-save shutout in a 3-0 win at Buffalo on Saturday. It was Hart’s second shutout of his career, and he bounced back from being yanked after allowing six goals on 23 shots through two periods in a 7-3 loss to the Boston Bruins in last weekend’s outdoor game at Lake Tahoe.

Hart’s best stop against Buffalo came 13 minutes into the second period, when he kicked out his left pad to stop Kyle Okposo attempting to convert Taylor Hall’s feed on a two-on-one break.

Sabres captain Jack Eichel’s return after missing two games with a lower-body injury failed to make a difference. Buffalo dropped to 2-7-1 in its past 10 and has gone 125:47 since Sam Reinhart scored a power-play goal late in a 4-3 overtime loss to New Jersey on Thursday.

PREDATORS 3, BLUE JACKETS 1: Nick Cousins, Eeli Tolvanen and Erik Haula scored and Juuse Saros made 28 saves to lead Nashville to a victory at home over Columbus.

Roman Josi had two assists for the Predators, who have won four of five.

Kevin Stenlund scored and Joonas Korpisalo made 26 saves for the sliding Blue Jackets, who have lost five straight.

CAPITALS 3, DEVILS 2: Alex Ovechkin broke a second-period tie and streaking Washington welcomed back top goaltender Iyla Samsonov with a victory over the skidding Devils in Newark, New Jersey.

Samsonov made 19 saves and looked shaky at times in helping Washington win its third straight game and sixth of eight (6-1-1). Nicklas Backstrom and Jakub Vrana also scored as the Caps swept a weekend series at the Prudential Center.

Rookies Mikhail Maltsev and Yegor Sharangovich scored for New Jersey, which has lost five of six. Mackenzie Blackwood had 20 saves.

ISLANDERS 2, PENGUINS 0: Oliver Wahlstrom and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored power-play goals and rookie Ilya Sorokin made 20 saves as New York finished a strong February with a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh in Uniondale, New York.

The Islanders went 8-2-2 in February, with all four losses coming against the Penguins.

BLACKHAWKS 7, RED WINGS 2: Patrick Kane scored his 400th career goal, Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 44 saves and Chicago won at home.


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