- Associated Press - Friday, February 28, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Pavelski had a hat trick to move into a tie for second in the NHL in goals and the San Jose Sharks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-3 Thursday night in the first game for both teams following the Olympic break.

Raffi Torres and Logan Couture each scored twice in their return to the San Jose lineup following injuries.

Pavelski, one of four Sharks Olympians, scored all three of his goals in a dominating second period when San Jose outscored the Flyers 5-0.

Torres, who was making his 2013-14 debut after injuring his knee in the preseason, capped the second-period barrage with his second tally of the game with 2.2 seconds left. Couture, who missed the previous 16 games due to hand surgery, netted his 15th goal of the season in the period.

Andrej Meszaros had a highlight-reel tally and Matt Read and Brayden Schenn also scored for the Flyers, who had won four straight prior to taking a 19-day break for the Olympics.

RED WINGS 6, SENATORS 1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Johan Franzen scored three goals to lead Detroit past Ottawa.

Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar also scored, and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 37 shots for the Red Wings (28-20-12), who have a five-point lead over the Senators (26-23-11) for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Bobby Ryan scored for the Senators, who were playing their first game since the Olympic break. Robin Lehner allowed six goals on 15 shots before Andrew Hammond made his NHL debut, stopping all nine shots he faced.

KINGS 2, FLAMES 0

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Quick made 25 saves as Los Angeles made it back-to-back wins with a victory over Calgary.

On a night when Calgary honored Canadian Olympians in a pregame ceremony, a pair of Team USA players were the big stars.

Quick was steady all night in earning his third shutout of the season and 29th of his career. He was especially sharp through the opening 40 minutes as Calgary built a 23-13 edge in shots, but trailed 1-0.

After scoring the first goal three minutes into the game, Brown helped the Kings get an important insurance goal, setting up Dwight King in front of the net 3:30 into the third period.

RANGERS 2, BLACKHAWKS 1

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