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    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Blake Comeau scored 2:24 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, registering his sixth shutout of the season just hours after the Penguins thought their starting goalie had the mumps. Fleury, who recorded his 34th NHL shutout,…

  • Fehr’s OT goal lifts Capitals over Blue Jackets

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals made sure this one wouldn’t get to a shootout. Eric Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals’ point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets’ winning streak at seven. Just two nights…

  • Capitals-Blue Jackets Sum

    Washington 2 0 2 1–5 Columbus 0 2 2 0–4 First Period_1, Washington, Ward 10 (Fehr, Alzner), 9:51. 2, Washington, Chimera 3 (Latta, Orpik), 19:22. Second Period_3, Columbus, Johnson 3 (Foligno, Wisniewski), 8:48 (pp). 4, Columbus, Foligno 15 (Connauton, Johansen), 11:57 (pp). Third Period_5, Columbus, Foligno 16 (Morin, Gibbons), :52. 6, Washington, Alzner 2 (Latta,…

  • Capitals-Blue Jackets Sums

    Washington 2 0 2 1–5 Columbus 0 2 2 0–4 First Period_1, Washington, Ward 10 (Fehr, Alzner), 9:51. 2, Washington, Chimera 3 (Latta, Orpik), 19:22. Penalties_Wilson, Was (roughing), :58; Calvert, Clm (roughing), :58; Savard, Clm (hooking), 2:35; Foligno, Clm (interference), 17:05. Second Period_3, Columbus, Johnson 3 (Foligno, Wisniewski), 8:48 (pp). 4, Columbus, Foligno 15 (Connauton,…

  • Panthers outlast Capitals in longest NHL shootout

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo has been around the NHL for 15 seasons, and yet the veteran goalie still had a chance to see something new. Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers held off the Washington Capitals just enough to earn a 2-1 victory that was finally settled in a record-breaking, 20-round…

  • Panthers outlast Capitals in longest NHL shootout

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nick Bjugstad took a deep breath before his second attempt in the longest shootout in NHL history. And when he finally exhaled and scored, the Florida Panthers had outlasted the Washington Capitals in a whopping 20 rounds. “I’ve never seen anything like that,” Florida goalie Roberto Luongo said. Bjugstad scored the…

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    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nick Bjugstad scored the winning goal in the longest shootout in NHL history to lift the Florida Panthers over the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Bjugstad’s goal came in the 20th round — on the 40th shot of the shootout — and beat Braden Holtby on the right side. The…

  • Capitals-Panthers Sum

    Washington 0 1 0 0–1 Florida 1 0 0 0–2 Florida won shootout 6-5 First Period_1, Florida, MacKenzie 3 (Upshall), 9:36. Second Period_2, Washington, Brouwer 9 (Ovechkin, Backstrom), 14:35 (pp). Third Period_None. Overtime_None. Shootout_Washington 5 (Fehr NG, Backstrom NG, Kuznetsov NG, Ovechkin G, Brouwer NG, Latta NG, Laich G, Johansson NG, Schmidt NG, Ward G,…

  • Capitals-Panthers Sums

    Washington 0 1 0 0–1 Florida 1 0 0 0–2 Florida won shootout 6-5 First Period_1, Florida, MacKenzie 3 (Upshall), 9:36. Penalties_None. Second Period_2, Washington, Brouwer 9 (Ovechkin, Backstrom), 14:35 (pp). Penalties_Chimera, Was (interference), 2:15; Fleischmann, Fla (hooking), 5:10; Olsen, Fla (holding), 13:46; Orpik, Was (slashing), 17:54. Third Period_None. Penalties_None. Overtime_None. Penalties_None. Shootout_Washington 5 (Fehr…

  • Backstrom leads Capitals past Lightning 4-2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is one of the NHL’s top set up men. Saturday night he was Washington’s top finisher. Backstrom had his first career regular season hat trick, Braden Holtby made 26 saves, and the Capitals held on to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2. “It doesn’t happen a lot…

  • Lightning-Capitals Sum

    Tampa Bay 0 0 2–2 Washington 0 2 2–4 First Period_None. Second Period_1, Washington, Backstrom 6 (Wilson, Schmidt), 10:33. 2, Washington, Backstrom 7 (Ovechkin, Wilson), 18:40. Third Period_3, Washington, Backstrom 8 (Ovechkin), 2:17. 4, Tampa Bay, Johnson 9 (Carle, Kucherov), 15:36. 5, Tampa Bay, Carle 3 (Stamkos, Garrison), 17:29. 6, Washington, Fehr 6 (Carlson), 19:21…

  • Lightning-Capitals Sums

    Tampa Bay 0 0 2–2 Washington 0 2 2–4 First Period_None. Penalties_Morrow, TB, major (fighting), 1:41; Wilson, Was, major (fighting), 1:41; Drouin, TB (tripping), 4:04; Killorn, TB (holding stick), 7:27; Callahan, TB (slashing), 16:39. Second Period_1, Washington, Backstrom 6 (Wilson, Schmidt), 10:33. 2, Washington, Backstrom 7 (Ovechkin, Wilson), 18:40. Penalties_Green, Was (slashing), 2:43; Ovechkin, Was…

  • Lightning-Capitals Sums

    Tampa Bay 0 0 2–2 Washington 0 2 2–4 First Period_None. Penalties_Morrow, TB, major (fighting), 1:41; Wilson, Was, major (fighting), 1:41; Drouin, TB (tripping), 4:04; Killorn, TB (holding stick), 7:27; Callahan, TB (slashing), 16:39. Second Period_1, Washington, Backstrom 6 (Wilson, Schmidt), 10:33. 2, Washington, Backstrom 7 (Ovechkin, Wilson), 18:40. Penalties_Green, Was (slashing), 2:43; Ovechkin, Was…

  • Blue Jackets beat Capitals 3-2 in overtime

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The game wasn’t four minutes old when Columbus fell behind the Washington Capitals for the first time. After making up that deficit, the Blue Jackets found themselves trailing again with just under 11 minutes remaining. Earlier this season, Columbus might have quit. Much has changed since then. Nick Foligno scored a power-play…

  • Blue Jackets-Capitals Sum

    Columbus 1 0 1 1–3 Washington 1 0 1 0–2 First Period_1, Washington, Fehr 5 (Carlson, Kuznetsov), 3:19 (pp). 2, Columbus, Foligno 12 (Gibbons, Wisniewski), 15:36. Second Period_None. Third Period_3, Washington, Brouwer 8 (Niskanen, Alzner), 9:20. 4, Columbus, Connauton 2 (Wisniewski, Atkinson), 10:59. Overtime_5, Columbus, Foligno 13 (Johnson, Johansen), 4:41 (pp). Shots on Goal_Columbus 6-4-10-3_23.…