Capitals rally past Flyers after losing Ovechkin to injury

Blue_Jackets_Blues_Hockey_43433 Columbus Blue Jackets' Gregory Hofmann (15) and St. Louis Blues' Colton Parayko (55) battle for the puck during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in St. Louis.
Jets_Flames_Hockey_96599 Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm, right, celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with Rasmus Andersson during the third period of an NHL hockey preseason game Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Calgary, Alberta.
Flyers_Capitals_Hockey_38247 Washington Capitals right wing Anthony Mantha is congratulated for his goal during the third period of the team's NHL preseason hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Washington.
Flyers_Capitals_Hockey_19850 Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov stops the puck during the second period of the team's NHL preseason hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Washington.
Flyers_Capitals_Hockey_94350 Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Martin Jones stops the puck during the third period of the team's NHL preseason hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-3.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson scored the tying goal early in the third period and Anthony Mantha got the go-ahead score 1:35 later as the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 in a preseason game Friday night.

Lars Eller, John Carlson and Nic Dowd also scored for Washington, which lost star Alex Ovechkin to a lower body injury. Ilya Samsonov had 22 saves.

Cam Atkinson had two goals and Claude Giroux also scored for Philadelphia. Martin Jones stopped 28 shots.

Ovechkin bumped into Flyers forward Travis Konecny midway through the first period and then went down to the ice. Washington’s captain was slow to get up and skated off on his own while not putting much weight on his left leg. The team announced at the first intermission that Ovechkin would not return.

BLUES 7, BLUE JACKETS 3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robert Bortuzzo had a goal and two assists, and David Perron and Jake Walman each had a goal and an assist to lead St. Louis past Columbus.

Vladimir Tarasenko, James Neal, Jordan Kyrou, and Tyler Bozak also scored for the Blues, and Robert Thomas added two assists. Jordan Binnington had 17 saves.

Emil Bernstrom had two goals and Brendan Gaunce also scored for the Blue Jackets. Joonas Korpisalo finished with 22 saves.

FLAMES 3, JETS 1

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Mangiapane and Sean Monahan scored in the first period, and Calgary beat Winnipeg.

Elias Lindholm had a goal and an assist for the Flames, and Rasmus Andersson had three assists and Johnny Gaudreau added two. Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 shots.

Logan Stanley scored for Winnipeg, and Connor Hellebuyck finished with 20 saves.

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