Washington asserts sovereignty over Boston
APWASHINGTON -- Eric Fehr scored 37 seconds into overtime Tuesday as the Washington Capitals rallied from a three-goal, first-period deficit to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 in a thriller reminiscent of the teams' seven-game playoff series a year ago.
March 7, 2013, 12:00 am TWN
Pinched by two defenders, Fehr was falling forward as he got off the shot that hit the upper right post and went in, giving the Capitals their seventh win in 10 games as they attempt to climb out of the lower echelons of the NHL standings.
Wojtek Wolski and Mike Ribeiro also scored, and Tomas Kundratek got his first NHL goal for the Bruins.
A short-handed penalty shot by Brad Marchand, an even-strength goal by Zdeno Chara and a power-play tally from Dougie Hamilton gave Boston a 3-0 lead in the first period.
Rangers 4, Flyers 2 In New York, Rick Nash snapped a third-period tie and then added an insurance goal as the New York Rangers held on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers for their third win in a row.
Nash fired a shot that sneaked under the right arm of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov 2:50 into the third to give New York its second lead of the game. He doubled the advantage to 4-2 with 8:18 left.
Ryan Callahan scored two first-period goals and assisted on Nash's second, and Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves for the Rangers, who played without Brad Richards. New York lost key defenseman Marc Staal 5:45 into the third when a shot by Kimmo Timonen from the blue line clipped the stick of forward Jake Voracek and caromed up into Staal's right eye, causing a cut. Staal, who wasn't wearing a visor, squirmed on the ice and held his face before skating off.
Wayne Simmonds and Voracek both scored power-play goals in the first period for Philadelphia. Bryzgalov stopped 16 shots.
Lightning 5, Devils 2 In Newark, New Jersey, Nate Thompson scored twice and Martin St. Louis and rookie Alexander Killorn each had a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a five-game losing streak.
Cory Conacher and Vincent Lecavalier each had two assists as the Lightning won for only the second time in eight games and extended the Devils' winless streak to six games (0-5-1).
Anders Lindback had 25 saves for the Lightning, surrendering late goals to Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias.
Steven Stamkos' 10-game point streak ended for Tampa Bay.