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PHILADELPHIA (AP) With his ailing coach suffering on the bench Ottawa Senators Hats Authentic , Seth Jones put a quick end to overtime Thursday night.Jones scored his second goal of the game 10 seconds into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3.Columbus coach John Tortorella coached through flu-like symptoms and wore a hoodie over several layers of clothing on the bench. Assistant coach Brad Larsen said Tortorella was shaking like a leaf.Jones ended Tortorellas work night off a pass from Cam Atkinson, beating beat goalie Anthony Stolarz over his left shoulder. That helped Columbus recover from a frustrating 9-6 loss to Calgary on Tuesday night.(Tortorella) put me out there with great players and you just have to find an open area and theyll find you, Jones added. I dont score that without that great play from Cam.Brandon Dubinsky and Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets, and Atkinson extended his career-best points streak to 12 consecutive games.Two-time Vezina Award winner Sergei Bobrovsky allowed eight goals on 26 shots in the loss to the Flames but rebounded with 23 saves to improve to 12-3-1 against his former team.Travis Sanheim scored a pair of third-period goals, and Claude Giroux had a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who were playing for the first time under new general manager Chuck Fletcher. Fletcher was hired Monday to replace Ron Hextall. It also was the debut on the bench for longtime NHL coach Rick Wilson, who was tabbed as an assistant to replace fired Gord Murphy.Philadelphia, with 24 points, entered 15th of 16 teams in the Eastern Conference. The Flyers have lost seven of nine.Its disappointing the way it ended, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. Thats a hard way to lose the extra point.The game looked in hand when Jenner fired a quick wrist shot from the right circle past Stolarzs glove 5:15 into the third to put Columbus up 3-1.Sanheim pulled Philadelphia within 3-2 with 7:36 left in regulation when he used a strong move to beat Bobrovsky with a backhand shot from right in front of the crease after a nifty feed from Giroux. He tied it with 5:31 left in regulation with a wrist shot that went over Bobrovskys right shoulder after a perfect cross-ice pass from Jakub Voracek.We scored the third goal then let our foot off the gas, Larsen said. Guys were probably a little nervous and looked that way. But we found a way to get through it. Huge two points.Sanheim entered without a goal in 25 games this season and had just two in 74 career contests coming into Thursday.Philadelphias problems were more of the same in the first period when the Blue Jackets outshot the hosts 12-5 while taking a 2-1 lead. Stolarz, the fifth Flyers goalie used this season due to injury and ineffectiveness, gave up a soft goal that allowed the Blue Jackets to tie the score at 1.NOTES: Atkinson has 20 points (13 goals Custom Ottawa Senators Jerseys , seven assists) during his streak. It is the second-longest points streak in club history and one game within Ryan Johansen for the Columbus record, set during the 2014-15 season. The Blue Jackets are 2-0 against the Flyers this season. The teams will meet twice more, Dec. 22 in Philadelphia and Feb. 28 at Columbus. . Blue Jackets assistant coach Brad Shaw missed the game after being hospitalized due to an abdominal issue.UP NEXTBlue Jackets: Being six-game homestand Saturday against Washington.Flyers: Start five-game trip Saturday in Buffalo. CHICAGO (AP) Scott Foster thought it was going to be just another night. Then the 36-year-old accountant signed a contract, put on his goaltender gear and waited in Chicagos locker room. Then he got into the game.Then it was his night.Foster was pressed into action when Chicago lost Anton Forsberg and Collin Delia to injuries, and the former college goalie stopped all seven shots he faced over the final 14 minutes of the Blackhawks 6-2 victory over the playoff-bound Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.This is something that no one can ever take away from me, Foster said. Its something that I can go home and tell my kids and they can tell their friends. Just a ton of fun.Foster is part of a crew of recreational goaltenders who staff Chicagos home games in case of emergencies for either team. But it usually just means a nice dinner and a night in the press box watching the worlds best players compete at hockeys highest level.Nothing at all like this.What a moment, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said with a chuckle.Forsberg was expected to start, but he got hurt during a pregame ritual, according to Quenneville. Delia, who was just recalled from the minors Wednesday, then stopped 25 of 27 shots in his NHL debut before he was helped off the ice with 14:01 left after he cramped up.Enter Foster, a married father of two who lives in nearby Oak Park and plays in two rec leagues. After a short warmup, the game resumed and Foster got a big cheer from the crowd of 21 www.officialflyersproshop.com ,839 when he denied Tyler Myers for his first save about a minute after he came in.The initial shock happened when I had to dress. I think you just kind of black out after that, Foster said.Backed by chants of Foster! Foster! and more loud ovations, he made another stop on Myers and turned away Paul Stastny and Dustin Byfuglien in the final minutes. When it was over, the Blackhawks poured onto the ice and mobbed Foster in the net.He was great, defenseman Brent Seabrook said. I think the boys were doing whatever they could to help him out. He made some big saves. Fun night.The Jets had won six in a row and were trying to clinch home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs. But even they were moved by what happened.Its tough for anybody to come in 50 minutes into a hockey game, let alone a guy who hasnt played in the (NHL), coach Paul Maurice said. A great moment for him.Carolina Hurricanes equipment manager Jorge Alves became the first emergency goalie to play in a game in the modern era last season. He closed out the final 7.6 seconds of a 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay.The NHL adjusted its rules last summer to mandate that teams have an emergency goalie present for all home games ready to fill in for either team setting the stage for Fosters most competitive action since 20 minutes in relief with Western Michigan University in the 2005-06 season.A few hours ago I was sitting on the computer typing on a 10-key, and now Im standing in front of you guys having just finished 14 1/2 minutes of NHL hockey, he cracked.It was a wild finish to one of Chicagos best performances in a lousy season.Tomas Jurco scored a career-high two goals in Seabrooks 1,000th regular-season game, and touted prospect Dylan Sikura had two assists in his NHL debut. Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat and defenseman Erik Gustafsson each had a goal and an assist, and Brandon Saad also scored.The 32-year-old Seabrook got the start alongside fellow alternate captain and frequent defensive partner Duncan Keith. He became the fifth player in franchise history to skate in 1 Philadelphia Flyers T-Shirts Authentic ,000 or more games for the team, joining Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Eric Nesterenko and Bob Murray.Bryan Little scored his 200th NHL goal for Winnipeg in the opener of a four-game trip. Mark Scheifele also scored for the Jets, and Eric Comrie made 36 saves while subbing for starter Connor Hellebuyck.It wasnt a good night, Little said. It wasnt good from the start. Its one of those games you want to forget and put behind you and look to the next one.Kane got Chicago off to a fast start when he shot it between Comries legs for his 27th goal 3:44 into the first, and the Blackhawks just poured it on from there. Saad made it 2-0 with a nifty move to his backhand in front at 17:17.Jurco added two goals in the second before Little got Winnipeg on the board with his 16th of the season at 14:24. But Gustafsson responded for the Blackhawks, scoring on a nice rush to the net at 17:27.NOTES: Quenneville said Delia was going to travel with the team to Colorado and should be fine for Friday nights game against the Avalanche. With four games left in the season, he said Forsberg (lower body) is likely done for the year. Jean-Francois Berube was recalled from Rockford of the AHL on an emergency basis.UP NEXTJets: Visit Toronto on Saturday night.Blackhawks: Visit Colorado on Friday night.Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap

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