Capitals slip by Rangers
Alex Ovechkin finally had his Broadway breakout.
Ovechkin, who came in with only 2 career points in six games at Madison Square Garden, showed off his MVP form with two goals and an assist last night and rallied the Washington Capitals from a four-goal deficit to a 5-4 overtime victory over the New York Rangers.
Shaone Morrisonn scored his first of the season on the only shot in overtime to win it 59 seconds into the extra session. New York led, 4-0, and carried a three-goal lead into the third period, but couldn't hold it.
Ovechkin had never enjoyed a road victory against the Rangers, and the Capitals hadn't won in New York in nearly five years.
Sharks 5, Canucks 0 - Patrick Marleau had a goal and two assists during the Sharks' five-goal barrage in the first 21 minutes, and Evgeni Nabokov made 33 saves to keep San Jose unbeaten in regulation at home with a victory over Vancouver.
Devin Setoguchi and Joe Thornton each had a goal and an assist while the Sharks tormented Vancouver goalie Cory Schneider, who gave up those five goals on 15 shots before getting yanked. Nabokov earned his second shutout and league-leading 19th victory with 29 saves in the final two periods.
Flyers 6, Senators 4 - Jeff Carter scored his NHL-best 26th goal and Simon Gagne got the winner late in the third period as host Philadelphia beat Ottawa.
Carter was knocked on his back and slid into the boards in the second period, a prime scoring shot wiped out on a tripping penalty. Carter needed little time to get up and punch in No. 26 to put the Flyers ahead, 3-2.
Ottawa scored twice in the third against Antero Niittymaki to even the score, then Gagne scored his 18th goal with 5:30 left.
Stars 8, Maple Leafs 2 - Rookie James Neal scored three goals for his first career hat trick and 13 players for Dallas had at least one point in a win over host Toronto.
Steve Ott, Fabian Brunnstrom, Brad Richards, Krystofer Barch, and Mike Ribeiro also scored for the Stars (14-14-5). Jere Lehtinen, Landon Wilson, Trevor Daley, and Stephane Robidas added two assists each.
Red Wings 4, Blues 1 - Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and an assist and Ty Conklin made 33 saves to lift host Detroit.
Nicklas Lidstrom had a goal and an assist and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for Detroit, which won for the eighth time in 10 games.
Panthers 3, Predators 0 - Tomas Vokoun made 27 saves for his second consecutive shutout and Michael Frolik scored twice to help host Florida beat Nashville.
Kings 3, Blue Jackets 0 - Raitis Ivanans and Peter Harrold scored their first goals of the season and Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots for his first career shutout in visiting Los Angeles's victory over Columbus.
Avalanche 5, Coyotes 4 - In Denver, Brett Clark scored with 3:12 left in overtime to lift Colorado past Phoenix.
Wild 3, Hurricanes 2 - Stephane Veilleux capped off Minnesota's three-goal second period with a shorthanded tally as the host Wild held off Carolina.
Lightning 2, Penguins 0 - Mike Smith made 15 saves to earn his second shutout of the season, Paul Szczechura had a goal and an assist, and visiting Tampa Bay picked up a rare victory.
The Lightning have an NHL-low eight wins this season.
Flames 4, Ducks 3 - Brett Sutter, Marc Giordano, and Mike Cammalleri scored consecutive goals in the third period to lift host Calgary.
Thrashers 4, Islanders 2 - Bryan Little scored his second goal of the game on the power play in the third period as Atlanta kept host New York winless in 10 games.