Sunday was the only regular-season rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals and the Blackhawks didn’t look like the winners they were last year.
Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist, and rookie Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves in the Philadelphia Flyers’ 4-1 win over the the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Nikolay Zherdev and Scott Hartnell added goals, and Claude Giroux had three assists for the Flyers in the the only regular-season rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals.
The 22-year-old Bobrovsky lost a bid for his first career shutout at 6:49 of the third period when Marian Hossa scored on a penalty shot. Philadelphia improved to a league-leading 69 points and is 9-2-0 in its last 11.
Defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago lost in regulation for the first time since Jan. 5 and had been on a 5-0-1 roll.
Chicago rookie Corey Crawford finished with 30 saves.
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