NHL roundup: Ovechkin helps Caps rally for rare win in New York
NEW YORK ó Alex Ovechkin finally had his Broadway breakout.
Ovechkin, who came in with only two career points in six games at Madison Square Garden, posted two goals and an assist while rallying Washington from a four-goal deficit to a 5-4 overtime victory over the New York Rangers.
Shaone Morrisonn scored in OT. The Caps last won at MSG in January of 2004.
The only other time the Rangers lost at home after leading 4-0 was in 1979.
Wild 3, Hurricanes 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. ó Nursing a one-goal lead in the third period, the Wild withstood Carolina’s two-minute 5-on-3 advantage.
Rod Brind’Amour and Ray Whitney scored for Carolina, which didn’t earn a point for the second time in nine games.
Flyers 6, Senators 4
PHILADELPHIA ó Jeff Carter scored his NHL-best 26th goal and Simon Gagne got the winner late in the third period.
Omitted from the All-Star ballot, Carter continues to prove he deserves a spot as a reserve in next month’s game.
Kings 3, Blue Jackets 0
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó Raitis Ivanans and Peter Harrold scored their first goals of the season and Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots for his first career shutout.Red Wings 4, Blues 1
DETROIT ó Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and an assist for Detroit.
Bruins 2, Devils 0
NEWARK, N.J. ó Milan Lucic broke a scoreless tie in the third period as Boston extended its winning streak to six.
Thrashers 4, Islanders 2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. ó Bryan Little scored two goals and Atlanta kept the Islanders winless in 10 games.
Panthers 3, Predators 0
SUNRISE, Fla. ó Tomas Vokoun made 27 saves for his second straight shutout and Michael Frolik scored twice.
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