Flames’ Wideman injured in post-goal collision

Dennis Wideman just can't seem to stay on the ice.

The Calgary Flames defenseman was hurt in the immediate aftermath of Michael Frolik's goal against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.

Wideman collided with teammate Joe Colborne near the boards, moments after Frolik gave the Flames a 2-0 lead in the first period.

The Flames later labeled Wideman's ailment an upper-body injury and announced he wouldn't return.

Calgary head coach Bob Hartley passed along a vague but concerning update after the game.

It was Wideman's third game back after sitting out 19 contests while his 20-game suspension for hitting linesman Don Henderson was appealed and ultimately reduced to 10.

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Surging Flyers move into playoff spot with win over slumping Blackhawks

The Philadelphia Flyers are certainly peaking at the right time.

Radko Gudas scored the winner midway through the third period as the Flyers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Wednesday night.

The Flyers leapfrogged the idle Detroit Red Wings and moved into the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot with the victory. Philadelphia dispatched Detroit 4-3 on Tuesday and still has a game in hand.

The Flyers won their second straight game Wednesday and picked up their eighth victory in the last 10 contests. Their most recent wins haven't been against bottom-feeders, either.

The Blackhawks lost their fourth consecutive game and fifth in their last six.

Philadelphia hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins in an interstate matchup on Saturday before embarking on a four-game road trip, while the Blackhawks travel to Winnipeg to face the Jets on Friday night.

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Sabres’ Robin Lehner invites Ben Scrivens to fight next season

After dropping a scrappy game against the Montreal Canadiens in overtime Wednesday, Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner had some harsh words for opposing netminder Ben Scrivens, who challenged him to a fight from his own blue line, late in the second period.

"Scrivens had about 30 seconds to come and do something but he didn't. He stood up there," Lehner explained to reporters before issuing a challenge of his own to the Montreal goalie. "Next year, if he wants to go, I'm right here."

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The two goalies engaged in a lengthy staredown after a scrum ensued in front of the Sabres' net which saw Lehner get tangled up with Canadiens forward Michael McCarron, with the pair eventually being pulled apart by officials. This brought Scrivens out to his own blue line, but no further.

"If he won't stand up for their guys, come and join," Lehner added, according to Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald. The Swede attempted to skate toward Scrivens, but was again restrained by a referee.

Scrivens, meanwhile, described his opponent as a "bit of a psycho" during his postgame interview. He added that though he knows Lehner off the ice, he would've stepped in if his teammates need him to, according to Joe Yerdon of NHL.com.

The Sabres will have some time to cool down after Wednesday's heated game, where both teams combined for 100 penalty minutes, before visiting the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

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