PHILADELPHIA (AP) Claude Giroux didn’t like the way he was playing Mark Scheifele Jersey , so the Philadelphia captain called himself out. And he responded in a big way.Two days after saying he needed to ”step up and bring more for the team,” Giroux had a goal and two assists to help the Flyers to a 5-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.”When it’s not going your way, you have to challenge yourself,” Giroux said.Giroux had been pointless in two of his previous three contests. Philadelphia survived his turnover in overtime Tuesday night in a 2-1 victory over Carolina when Brian Elliott made a spectacular stick save. That came one game after another Giroux turnover cost the Flyers a goal in a 4-3 shootout home loss to Ottawa.Giroux bounced back with his fifth three-point game of the season.”He’s pretty hard on himself, maybe overly so, but he felt like he could play better and he did that,” Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. ”He expects a lot of his teammates, but he puts himself at the head of the line.”Travis Konecny scored twice, Jakub Voracek and Ivan Provorov also scored Mathieu Perreault Jersey , and Shayne Gostisbehere had three assists. The Flyers kept their hold on a playoff spot in a crowded race in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia entered in seventh place, but just one point ahead of Columbus and the New York Islanders, and only four in front of 10th-placed Carolina.Brian Elliott made 25 saves in his second game back from a lower body injury after missing four games.”Keep packing on two points and we’ll put ourselves in a good spot,” Elliott said.Logan Shaw, Artturi Lehkonen and Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal.The game ended a historic day in Philadelphia that featured the victory parade for the Eagles’ first Super Bowl championship. The Flyers congratulated the Eagles on the video board and played highlights from the parade to the delight of the crowd, which unleashed a loud ”E-A-G-L-E-S! E-A-G-L-E-S!” chant.Hakstol watched some of the parade festivities on television.”It’s hard not to be excited,” he said. ”It’s pretty inspirational for the entire city. What an awesome sight. Their organization did such a good job from top to bottom the entire year. That’s their just rewards.”The parade also altered both teams’ normal routines. The Flyers held their morning skate at their practice facility in Voorhees, New Jersey rather than on their home ice in Philadelphia. They also had players who live in Philadelphia stay at a hotel in South Jersey on Wednesday night to ensure they could make the morning skate.The Canadiens switched hotels from their normal spot in downtown Philadelphia to a place near the airport to avoid the crowds while also canceling their morning skate.Montreal could’ve used the extra work to practice its penalty kill.”Those penalties hurt,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said. ”Their power play was going good and our penalty kill wasn’t good enough.”Voracek broke a 2-all tie and made amends for an earlier turnover that led to a Canadiens goal 27 seconds into the third period when he roofed a wrist shot over Carey Price’s left shoulder for Philadelphia’s second power play goal of the contest.Konecny made it a two-goal advantage 1:01 later when he pounced on a rebound after Gostisbehere’s shot from the point trickled out of the grasp of Price. It was his 13th tally of the season and seventh in the last 10 contests.Gallagher’s power play goal with 2:54 left brought Montreal within a goal.Provorov iced the win with an empty-netter with 55.9 seconds remaining.The teams each scored a pair of goals in the second period.Konecny opened the scoring by finishing a great passing play 42 seconds into the period.Lehkonen stripped Voracek near center ice and whizzed a shot past Brian Elliott’s glove side with 10:51 left in the second. It was the ninth short-handed goal the Flyers have allowed this season.Philadelphia answered 28 seconds later on the power play when Giroux’s wrist shot got through traffic and past Price.Shaw sent the teams into the final period tied at 2 when his wrister went off Elliott and in with 1:11 left.The Flyers lost all four contests without their top goalie Patrik Berglund Jersey Womens , who got an assist on Provorov’s tally.Notes: Montreal D Shea Weber and C Phillip Danault did not make the trip to Philadelphia but skated prior to Wednesday’s practice. Weber (foot) has been out since Dec. 16 and Danault (concussion) has been sidelined since Jan. 13. … The teams play the second of three contests Feb. 20 in Philadelphia before finishing the season series Feb. 26 at Montreal. … Philadelphia’s power play had been 4-for-30 over the 10 previous games before scoring twice against Montreal.UP NEXTCanadiens: Host Nashville on Saturday night.Flyers: Play at Arizona on Saturday night. The Buffalo Sabres, the hottest team in the NHL, come to Detroit on Saturday to face a team that has also ignited after a horrible start to the season.The Detroit Red Wings have gone 9-3-0 after leaving the gate a dreadful 1-7-2.“We needed to make up some ground for the start we had,” Detroit center Dylan Larkin told the team’s website. “We know that. We’ve done a good job the past month.”Article continues below ...Yet as impressive as Detroit’s turnaround has been, it pales in comparison with the Sabres’ run of success.“I’m excited to see what they got, excited to match up against them,” Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader said. “It’s going to be a great test.”Friday’s 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens was Buffalo’s eighth straight victory. They are closing in on some hallowed ground in franchise history.In 1976-77 and 1979-80, the Sabres won nine in a row. In 1983-84 and 2006-07, Buffalo put together club-record 10-game winning streaks.Jeff Skinner scored two goals in Friday’s win http://www.officialhockeyjetsshop.com/authentic-adidas-nikolaj-ehlers-jersey , giving him 17 for the season and a tie for the NHL lead. He found the net with 2:26 left in regulation to tie the score and added the winner on the power play at 3:06 of overtime.“I don’t think I’ve ever won eight straight, so that’s a good thing,” Skinner told WKBW. “You try to produce offensively to help the team win. As long as you’re contributing to wins, I think it’s a good feeling.“We want to try and keep it going.”With 10 goals in Buffalo’s first 16 games, Skinner reached the 10-goal mark quicker than any Sabres player since Thomas Vanek (10 games) in 2012-13. Vanek currently plays for the Wings.Buffalo is 10-0-2 when scoring first this season, but the Sabres have come back to win six times during their eight-game winning streak.Sabres goalie Carter Hutton has won seven games in a row.“I think we’re enjoying it for sure, and we don’t want to lose,” Sabres captain Jack Eichel said. “I mean, who wants to lose? You want to go out and try to win every game you play.“We’ve got another tough test (Saturday) against Detroit Patrik Laine Jersey , a team that’s playing really well.”The Wings did the opposite of the Sabres on Friday, squandering a 1-0 lead and falling 3-1 on the road to the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.“I think every game we just prove to ourselves that when we play, we’re as good as anybody in the league and we’ve just got to play,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “I thought we played a good hockey game.“I’m not disappointed in how we played, I’m disappointed in the result.”Still seeking to claw their way into a playoff position, the Red Wings are in the midst of a four-game stretch (Boston, Washington, Buffalo, Columbus) against teams ahead of them in the Eastern Conference.“Buff’s a real good team Vladimir Sobotka Jersey Womens ,” Blashill said. “They’ve got a number of good, high (draft) picks that are starting to come into their own.“Certainly Eichel’s at an age here where I’ve coached him, I know how talented he is. He’s as talented as anybody in the league. It looks like he’s playing real good. He’s certainly not alone.“It’ll be a good challenge. But that’s what the league is every night. We’ve got to make sure we come back and play another great game.”The Red Wings are 9-3-0 in their last 12 games. Only Calgary (six) and Buffalo (five) have more wins than Detroit (four) when trailing after two periods.