Friday, February 5
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 last night. Wayne Simmonds had two goals and an assist, and Claude Giroux scored twice. Matt Read and Brayden Schenn also scored for Philadelphia, which has won three straight. Scott Laughton and Jakub Voracek each had a pair of assists for the Flyers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is dealing with a lower-body injury and will miss a two-game road trip through Florida this weekend. Coach Mike Sullivan says the team's leading scorer is dealing with a nagging issue. Malkin will remain in Pittsburgh while the surging Penguins visit Tampa Bay tonight and the Florida Panthers tomorrow night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In college men's basketball, Temple edged Tulsa 83-79 in overtime last night. Quenton DeCosey scored 21 points with seven rebounds and four assists. Obi Enechionyia finished with 17 points for Temple. Jaylen Bond had 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Devin Coleman added 10 points.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Madison dumped Drexel 78-56 last night. Sammy Mojica led Drexel with 12 points. Tavon Allen had 11 points with five assists, and Kazembe Abif added 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Dragons shot just over 28 percent and went 8 of 28 from beyond the arc.
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Central Connecticut opened a four-game road trip with a 65-60 win over Robert Morris last night. Khalen Cumberlander and Austin Nehls combined for 35 points for Central Connecticut. Isaiah Still scored 19 points to lead Robert Morris.
LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — St. Francis (Pa) rallied to beat Bryant 63-57 last night. Ronnie Drinnon scored the go-ahead basket and grabbed 15 rebounds for St. Francis to become the 16th player in school history to reach 700 boards. Marcel Pettway scored 18 points with a career-high 13 rebounds, and Nisre Zouzoua added 13 for Bryant, which has lost six straight.