National Hockey League Game Capsules

The Sports NetworkMarch 1, 2014 

Washington, DC ( - Vinny Lecavalier scored the winner 2:45 into overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers rallied to take a 5-4 win over the Washington Capitals. Kimmo Timonen brought the puck in down the middle and dished it over to his left for Lecavalier, who let fly with a wrister that tipped off a Capital and sailed into the net. Claude Giroux scored twice and added an assist, while Jakub Voracek posted a goal and two assists for the Flyers, who took a pair of wins over the weekend against divisional opponents as the team grabbed a 4-2 victory against the Rangers on Saturday. Adam Hall added a shorthanded goal, while Steve Mason posted 25 saves in the victory. Dmitry Orlov scored twice, but took a boarding major in the third period that helped Philly get back into the game. Jay Beagle and Marcus Johansson also scored, and Braden Holtby gave up all five goals on 36 shots for the Capitals, who had a four-game winning streak stopped. This was the opener of a home-and-home set as the two clubs will meet in Philly on Wednesday.

Final Score: San Jose 4, New Jersey 2

Newark, NJ ( - Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist as the San Jose Sharks took a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Raffi Torres, Logan Couture and Matt Nieto also scored for the Sharks, who have won four of their last five games. Alex Stalock turned away 21 shots in the win. Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias scored for the Devils, who had won their previous two. Cory Schneider allowed all four goals on 22 shots.

Final Score: Florida 5, NY Islanders 3

Uniondale, NY ( - The Florida Panthers stopped a four-game losing streak with a four-goal outburst in the third period. Scottie Upshall scored two of the goals, including the go-ahead tally, and the Panthers rallied to beat the New York Islanders 5-3 on Sunday for their first post- Olympic break win. Shawn Matthias also scored and Marcel Goc had the other goal for the Panthers, who had dropped two straight since coming back from the Sochi break. They got only their second win in their last nine games (2-7-0) and snapped a five-game road skid. Tim Thomas made 35 saves for the win, including 11 in a spotless third period. Upshall and Matthias both had an assist in the win. Thomas Vanek had two early goals for the Islanders and Ryan Strome scored in the final minute of the second period to give them a 3-1 lead going into the third.

Final Score: Ottawa 4, Vancouver 2

Vancouver, BC ( - The Ottawa Senators scored four unanswered goals to beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 Sunday in the 2014 Heritage Classic at BC Place. Clarke MacArthur had a goal and an assist for the Senators, who snapped a two-game skid. Erik Karlsson, Cody Ceci and Colin Greening also lit the lamp. Craig Anderson stopped 29-of-31 shots in the victory. Jason Garrison and Zack Kassian scored for the Canucks, who have dropped two straight. Eddie Lack turned aside 24-of-27 shots.

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