PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury made 38 saves to become the 13th goalie in NHL history with 400 career wins, and Ryan Carpenter scored the winning goal with 2:40 left to lead the Vegas Golden Knights over the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Monday night.
Erik Haula and William Karlsson also scored for the Pacific Division leaders, who won their third straight and completed a 4-1 road trip.
Fleury, who earned his first NHL win on Oct. 18, 2003, became the third active goalie to reach the milestone, joining Roberto Luongo and Henrik Lundqvist.
His best save came 4:20 into the third period when he robbed Travis Sanheim with a tremendous glove save on a wrist shot from the point.
Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers, who have lost six of seven. Philadelphia sits in third place in the Metropolitan Division with 81 points, just two points in front of Columbus and three ahead of New Jersey.
The Golden Knights were playing their first game since setting a record for road wins by an expansion team with Saturday’s 2-1 shootout victory at Buffalo. Las Vegas improved to 21-12-3 on the road and 45-19-5 overall.
Carpenter netted the game-winner after strong work along the boards by Cody Eakin and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, both of whom got assists. Eakin got the puck to Carpenter, who fired a wrist shot from the left of the post past Petr Mrazek’s glove side.
Karlsson put the Golden Knights ahead 2-1 six minutes into the third period with their second power-play goal. Mrazek made a pad save on Shea Theodore’s deflection, but the puck went right to Karlsson and he fired into the open net for his team-leading 36th goal. Jonathan Marchessault picked up an assist, upping his team-best total to 66 points.
Philadelphia answered 1:06 later with its own power-play goal to tie it. Simmonds took a cross-ice pass from Jakub Voracek and shot high over Fleury’s right shoulder.
Haula opened the scoring with 13:43 left in the first when his shot from a sharp angle to the right of the net went off Mrazek’s stick and in.
Grioux tied it 1:27 into the second period when his wrist shot from the slot beat Fleury on the glove side. It extended the captain’s point streak to seven games (three goals, five assists) while increasing his season total to 82 points.
The Flyers dominated the second period, outshooting Las Vegas 16-8, but managed just one goal due in large part to Fleury. The veteran goaltender made two stellar saves, using his glove to deny Voracek with 8:38 remaining and closing his pads to stop Oskar Lindblom’s attempt from close range with 3:05 left in the period.
NOTES: Philadelphia G Brian Elliott skated following the team’s morning skate for the first time since having surgery on Feb. 13 for a core muscle injury. Elliott is expected to miss up to two more weeks. . Flyers defensemen Robert Hagg (lower body) and Johnny Oduya (upper body) sat out. Hagg is out two weeks, and Oduya is day-to-day. . Voracek increased his assist total to 59. He entered play tied for the NHL lead with 58. . The teams split the two-game season series. The Flyers 4-1 at Las Vegas on Feb. 11.
Golden Knights: Open a four-game homestand against New Jersey on Wednesday night.
Flyers: Host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
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