PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tinged with sadness Adidas Chris Terry Jersey , the Hurricanes welcomed their captain back to the lineup.Jordan Staal helped give them the boost they needed toward a playoff push.Justin Williams scored two goals, Cam Ward stopped 21 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.The Flyers had been the hottest team in hockey, winners of six straight overall and riding a 10-0-2 streak for their longest span without a regulation loss since 2003.They were even 4-0-1 against the Hurricanes in their last five against them at home.Carolina had an emotional lift in this one to make those numbers trivialStaal played for the first time since he and his wife said their infant daughter died of a terminal birth defect. Staal had missed three games and he rejoined the team Wednesday.Hes a lift, spiritually and physically on the ice, Williams said. You know hes going to make the right play. You know hes going to win a battle. As his linemate, playing tonight, you know hes going to get the puck to you when its a 1-on-1 battle. Hes a very important piece for us, clearly.Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said Staal means more to the franchise than just his numbers.You need your best players to be your best players and we miss him when hes not here, he said. Its good to have him back.Carolina Adidas Dennis Cholowski Jersey , which is chasing the eighth spot in the East, made quick work in ending the good times in Philly.Williams knocked in a loose puck 4:40 into the game and the former Flyer stuck it to his former team one more time.Theres a little something there, Williams said. Its special. My wifes family is from here. I have a lot of friends here. This is where I started. Its always special, absolutely.The Flyers sizzling offense of late fizzled and even goalie Petr Mrazek had his worst outing since he was acquired two weeks ago. He stopped 28 shots to beat Montreal 1-0 in a shootout in his last start. He was 3-0 with a 1.30 goals-against average and a .947 save percentage in his three starts.Teuvo Teravainen scored early in the second and Williams scored his 12th goal of the season late in the second for the 3-0 lead.Staal had his 21st assist on Williams second goal.I dont think theres much to be said about what hes going through. Its huge to have him back, Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk said.The Flyers were stymied offensively and took only six shots in the first period. In the second, they were shutout in a period where they had scored 74 goals this season.Yes, even a 12-game streak that helped take them from last in the Metro Division in early December to a brief stop in first atop the division, the Flyers were soundly booed off the ice at the end of a dreary second period. The Flyers would have moved back into first place with a victory and lost for the first time in regulation since Feb. 1.Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald said the winning had masked some bad habits picked up of late by the team.You kind of get into a groove and youre kind of feeling it and think things are going to go right for you, he said. Thats not always going to be the case. Tonight was a good example of that.Travis Konecny gave a brief jolt to their offense with a goal early in the third to make it 3-1.Its tough to do this on home ice. We cant win them all Adidas Wade Megan Jersey , Flyers center Jake Voracek said.Sebastian Aho sealed it with his 23rd goal.We need to impose our will. We need to suffocate teams, Williams said. We did that today.NOTES: The Flyers played the Hurricanes for the first of three times over the final 19 games of the season. The Flyers have a weekend set in Florida. Ward improved his career record to 12-11-6 vs. the Flyers. Flyers D Ivan Provorov was down on the ice for a bit after taking a shot his right knee.UP NEXT:Hurricanes: Host New Jersey on Friday.Flyers: At Tampa Bay on Saturday and at Florida on Sunday. CHICAGO (AP) Despite squandering a late lead, the San Jose Sharks still managed to keep winning.Kevin Labanc scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of a shootout and San Jose beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Monday night for its eighth straight victory.Labanc almost pulled to a stop in front of Chicago goalie Anton Forsberg, faked and then lifted in a nifty backhander. Logan Couture also connected in the tiebreaker for the surging Sharks, whose winning streak is their longest in seven years.We found a way, coach Peter DeBoer said. I dont know any other way to put it.Chicagos Patrick Sharp tied it at 3 with 2:22 left in the third period with a shot from the slot that hit Martin Jones blocker and then tumbled into the net. Tomas Hertl had put the Sharks ahead 3-2 just 1:57 earlier with his 21st goal.It wasnt pretty for a lot of it, but we found a way to win, Jones said. Weve been doing that a lot lately, so thats a good sign.Jones might not have looked great on Sharps goal Adidas Evgeny Svechnikov Jersey , but he made 28 saves through overtime and stopped three of four Blackhawks in the shootout. The veteran goalie came up with several point-blank saves in the third period and stoned Patrick Kane late in overtime.We wouldnt be where were at (without Jones) and we sure wouldnt have an eight-game winning streak, DeBoer said. Hes been our best player a lot of nights in the last month.The Sharks solidified their grip on a playoff spot and home-ice advantage in the first round.San Joses Evander Kane scored his 28th goal his third in two games and eighth in 13 since being acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline. Marcus Sorensen also had a goal for the Sharks.Rookie forward Alex DeBrincat had his 26th goal and an assist, and Connor Murphy scored his second for the last-place Blackhawks, who have lost six of seven. Forsberg turned aside 35 shots through overtime.I thought we played pretty well, DeBrincat said. We gave up a late goal, but we responded well.Eventually, the Sharks had more going for them.I thought there were some decent things, Chicago coach Joel Quennevillle said, but theyre definitely playing well.Chicago center Victor Ejdsell made his NHL debut and started the game on a line between Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad. The 6-foot-5 Adidas Jonathan Bernier Jersey , 22-year-old Swede was acquired from Nashville on Feb. 26 in a trade that sent Ryan Hartman to the Predators.Sorensen opened the scoring 9:15 in, sliding a one-timer under Forsbergs right skate from the edge of the crease after taking Jannik Hansens centering pass.DeBrincat and Murphy scored 1:18 apart late in the first to give Chicago a 2-1 lead.DeBrincat fired in a rebound with 4:28 left in the period and 12 seconds after a Chicago power play had lapsed to cap a rush. Murphy then connected on a shot from the right point as San Jose defenseman Brenden Dillon screened Jones.Evander Kane tied it at 2 with 3:21 left in the second, finishing a breakaway set up by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrooks turnover inside the San Jose blue line. Set up by Mikkel Boedkers stick, Evander Kane streaked in alone and beat Forsberg with a shot that trickled between the goalies legs.In the third, Jones made a point-blank save on Artem Anisimovs tip about eight minutes in. He denied Ejdsell and Hinostroza from the doorstep midway through the period.After outbattling Chicago defenseman Erik Gustafsson on the right boards, Hertl sprinted to the net and beat Forsberg on the glove side to give San Jose a 3-2 lead with 4:19 left.In overtime, Jones made a diving, close-in save on Patrick Kane with 1:20 left. Forsberg made a pad save on Evander Kane on a breakaway with 22 seconds to go.NOTES: Sharks C Eric Fehr sat out with a lower-body injury, but Couture was back in the lineup after missing the end of San Joses 5-1 win over Calgary on Saturday with an illness. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (upper body) sat out his third game and forward Anthony Duclair (lower body) missed his eighth. Both are day to day. The Sharks signed University of Denver forward Dylan Gambrell to an entry-level contract Adidas Paul Thompson Jersey , one day after his college season ended with a loss to Ohio State in an NCAA regional final. Gambrell, 21, was a second-round pick by San Jose in 2016. Chicago prospect and forward Dylan Sikura, who signed a two-year contact with the Blackhawks on Sunday after Northeastern University was eliminated from an NCAA regional, joined the team. The 22-year-old from Aurora, Ontario, is expected to make his debut Thursday against Winnipeg after immigration formalities are settled.UP NEXTSharks: At the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday in the second of a four-game trip.Blackhawks: Host the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday