Fri, Mar 10, 2006 - Page 22 News List

Flyers beat Hurricanes in shootout

AP , PHILADELPHIA

The Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin of Russia, back, reaches out for the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins' Colby Armstrong during the second period of their NHL game on Wednesday in Washington. The Capitals won 6-3.

PHOTO: AP

Simon Gagne scored in a sudden-death shootout after Freddy Meyer tied it with 0.2 seconds left in regulation, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the league-leading Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday.

Peter Forsberg scored to extend the shootout and R.J. Umberger had a goal in regulation for Philadelphia, which has won consecutive games in shootouts following a four-game losing streak.

Ray Whitney and Justin Williams scored for the Hurricanes, who had their five-game win streak snapped.

Capitals 6, Penguins 3

At Washington, Alex Ovechkin scored his 42nd goal of the season and added two assists to help the Washington Capitals win the final matchup of the season against Pittsburgh and Sidney Crosby.

Ben Clymer, Chris Clark, Ivan Majesky, Matt Pettinger and Danius Zubrus also scored for the Capitals. Ovechkin increased his lead to 10 points over Crosby, who had an assist, in scoring among rookies.

Colby Armstrong, John LeClair and Ryan Malone scored for the Penguins, who have lost four consecutive games.

Panthers 6, Senators 2

At Sunrise, Florida, Jozef Stumpel and Nathan Horton scored two goals apiece and Florida snapped an eight-game home losing streak to Ottawa.

Martin Gelinas and Rostislav Olesz also scored for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo had 33 saves to help the Panthers snap a three-game losing streak overall.

Peter Schaefer and Antoine Vermette scored for Ottawa and Ray Emery had 32 saves.

The loss broke the Senators' five-game winning streak and was Emery's first defeat in five consecutive starts.

Thrashers 3, Rangers 2, SO

Atlanta, Marian Hossa scored in the shootout to give Atlanta its third straight win in extra time.

The Thrashers have won seven of nine games to close within one point of the Montreal for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

New York has lost three straight since a seven-game winning streak.

In regulation, Jaromir Jagr scored his NHL-leading 43rd goal for the Rangers, while Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk notched his 40th.

Serge Aubin gave Atlanta a 2-1 lead, and Thomas Pock tied it with his first goal of the season for New York.

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