NASHVILLE http://www.hurricanesshoponline.com/aut … ner-jersey , Tenn. (AP) Missing a few players due to injuries and an illness, the Nashville Predators reached to the minors for some help. It paid off with a win.Eeli Tolvanen scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead Nashville to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.Tolvanen, the 30th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, got his first goal 3 1/2 minutes into the game. On the left half wall, Smith sent a backhand pass to Tolvanen alone in the low slot, where he sent a backhand over Wards glove to push Nashvilles lead to 2-0.Thats a goal Im going to remember my whole life, Tolvanen said. It was a great pass. I was kind of alone with the goalie and I tried a backhand and it went in.Tolvanen was recalled from Milwaukee of the AHL earlier Saturday after Filip Forsberg, the teams leading goal scorer, was placed on Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury that will sideline the Swede for 4 to 6 weeks.Nashville was already without forwards Viktor Arvidsson and Kyle Turris and defenseman P.K. Subban, who all are on IR. Center Nick Bonino missed Saturdays game with illness. Anthony Richard was also recalled Saturday and arrived at the arena late in the afternoon in time to make his NHL debut.Its different when you lose one http://www.hurricanesshoponline.com/aut … ams-jersey , Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. When it was just (Arvidsson), it was. Alright well juggle it up a little bit, but I still think that there was a real belief that we were going to be successful tonight. Opportunity for guys like Eeli, like (Anthony) Richard coming up here. I thought he played a good game.Craig Smith, Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen also each had a goal and an assist, and Austin Watson added an empty-netter for the Predators. Pekka Rinne stopped 19 shots.Nashville was motivated after a 3-0 loss to Arizona on Thursday night.We had a tough practice yesterday, everybody was pretty angry, Fiala said. Today we (brought) it to the game and everyone was still (upset) about the last game and it was a great response.Brandon Saad and Artem Anisimov scored for Chicago, which has lost three straight. Cam Ward finished with 24 saves.Johansens power-play goal at 4:11 of the first made it 3-0. Fiala attempted a wraparound on the right post but the puck sailed wide to Johansen positioned on the left post and he scored his fifth of the season.We havent started well lately and were trying to figure out a way to correct that and its just not happened, Chicago captain Jonathan Toews said. Its frustrating. Weve got to be better Minnesota Wild Hoodies Womens , we know that. Try and keep cracking down on all the little details, thats all we can do.On a rare 7-minute power play for the Predators, including two full minutes of a 5-on-3, the teams traded goals, with Saad scoring short-handed with 7:40 left and Smith on the power play with 6:25 remaining to make it 4-1.We got energy from the penalty kill, Chicago coach Jeremy Colliton said. It seemed like we got the desperation and the urgency that we needed when we were in that spot.The lengthy man-advantage was a result of Duncan Keith being assessed 29 minutes in penalties, including a game misconduct, at 7:18 after taking exception to a check that Predators forward Miikka Salomaki delivered to him on the right boards.Anisimov scored the only goal of a relatively quiet second period. Brandon Manning drew three Predators to him in the left circle before firing a pass to an unchecked Anisimov in the slot, where he beat Rinne on the glove side to pull Chicago within two.Watson added his empty-netter with 2:54 remaining in the third.Fiala scored the games first goal at 2:11 of the opening period. From the left point, Matt Irwin threw the puck into traffic in front of the Chicago net. In the low slot Rod Brind'Amour Jersey , Fiala grabbed the puck, spun around and beat Ward low on the stick side.NOTES: Laviolette earned his 200th regular season victory with Nashville. Predators C Anthony Richard made his NHL debut. Nashville is 6-2-0 against fellow Central Division teams this season. Chicago is 2-12-1 when giving up the first goal. .. Anisimov has scored in consecutive games for the first time this season.UP NEXTBlackhawks: Host Calgary on Sunday.Predators: Host Buffalo on Monday. PHILADELPHIA (AP) Caught at a crossroads between a full-blown rebuild and a legitimate playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall on Monday, the latest front-office leader to fail to win the franchises first Stanley Cup in 44 years.The Flyers might not be done cleaning house.Coach Dave Hakstol has now lost his biggest backer and his job clearly is in danger. The Flyers have a 10-11-2 record and have lost five of six. They are fresh off a 6-0 loss to Toronto in which an organization once stamped as Broad Street Bullies played without a penalty.I feel a responsibility for what happened today, Hakstol said. Nobody feels good about that in our room.Hextall, a popular Flyers goalie in the 1980s and 90s, was dismissed after 4 ½ seasons on the job in which he tried to revive a depleted farm system and patiently build a championship contender.Flyers President Paul Holmgren thanked Hextall for his many significant contributions, but it has become clear that we no longer share the same philosophical approach concerning the direction of the team.He added that an immediate change was in the teams best interests and he hopes to have a new GM as soon as possible.The Flyers play Tuesday against Ottawa at home where a once-rabid fan base has stayed away from Wells Fargo Center in droves, and the ones that come serenade another listless loss chanting Fire Hakstol!Holmgren and Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO Dave Scott said they will not comment until a Tuesday news conference.The new GM will make the call on the fate of the coaching staff. Former Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup champion coach Joel Quenneville is available after he was fired this season. Former Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi, who won two Cups Womens Scott Darling Jersey , is a former Flyers scout who returned this season to assist the front office.Hakstol ran practice Monday.Im not looking over my shoulder, he said. I never have. I never do. I focus on the job at hand and going forward. Those are decisions that arent up to me.Hextall played 13 seasons in the NHL and had two stints covering 11 years with the Flyers. He also spent seven seasons as assistant GM with the Los Angeles Kings.His ouster could be tied in to his steadfast support of Hakstol, the coach he hired with no NHL experience out of North Dakota in 2015. The move stunned the NHL and Hextall seemingly staked his career on Hakstol handling the grind of coaching in pressure-packed Philadelphia.The Flyers havent won a championship since the Stanley Cups of 1974 and 1975. They have reached the Finals and lost six times over that span.Hextall had wanted to ease off the franchises win-now mode that had been a hallmark since the 1970s under late owner Ed Snider. Hextall inherited a salary cap mess from Holmgren, his predecessor, and inherited a talented nucleus of stars that included Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds and Jake Voracek.But taking a page from their Wells Fargo Center neighbors, the 76ers, Hextall wanted his own process. That meant patience and building through the draft and restocking a farm system in disarray.Sean Couturier, Shayne Gostisbehere, Travis Konecny Youth Sebastian Aho Jersey , Ivan Provorov and Nolan Patrick, the No. 2 pick of the 2017 draft, are among the youngsters the Flyers counted on Hakstol developing. The Flyers now have roughly $7 million in salary cap space.Philadelphia did make the playoffs twice under Hextall but that seemed more of a quirk than a true step toward contention. The Flyers won 10 straight games in 2016-17 and missed the playoffs; they lost 10 straight last season and made them. The Flyers went 42-26-14 last season.I think the players feel responsible here, said Giroux, the last holdover from the 2010 Eastern Conference champions. I do believe we have a good team in here. Were just not getting it done.The poor play of late comes in large part to a goalie carousel that has yet to stop on a true No. 1. The Flyers have Carter Hart pegged as a future star in the minors but tried a stopgap approach this season to give Hart more seasoning. That decision like the one to remain loyal to the Giroux-Simmons-Voracek core has flopped and Hextall paid the price.I dont think a lot of guys saw it coming, Giroux said.Holmgren brought back Hextall from Los Angeles in 2013 for a year as an assistant general manager. Hextalls failure as GM complicates his legacy as one of the franchises more popular players. In 1986, he won the Vezina Trophy and helped the Flyers get within one win of the Stanley Cup before losing to Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers on the road in Game 7 in 1987. Hextall was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as MVP of the playoffs that year.Hextall became the first NHL goalie to score a goal by shooting the puck into the opponents empty net. He also became the first goalie to score a goal in the playoffs. Hextall was known for his fiery temper as a player. His attacked Montreals Chris Chelios during the 1989 playoffs, sparking a brawl.