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Green lifts Capitals 3-2 over Flyers in overtime

AP, WASHINGTON

Mike Green scored a power-play goal 29 seconds into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

It was Green’s fourth goal of the season. Eric Fehr and Alexander Semin also scored for the Capitals, who moved ahead of Philadelphia into the Eastern Conference lead. Nicklas Backstrom had two assists.

Nikolay Zherdev and Ville Leino scored for Philadelphia, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. The Flyers haven’t won seven in a row since January 2002.

Blues 2, Rangers 0

In New York, Ty Conklin made 27 saves for his 15th NHL shutout and Alexander Steen scored twice as St Louis stifled yet another opponent by beating the New York Rangers for its seventh straight win.

Conklin, playing in his second game this season, looked every bit as good as No. 1 goalie Jaroslav Halak, who took the night off after beating Boston on Saturday in a shootout. St Louis shut out the Rangers for the first time in 129 meetings.

It is the Blues’ longest winning streak since they ran off nine straight from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, 2002. St Louis has allowed only six goals during this run and posted four shutouts — the previous three by Halak.

Oilers 2, Blackhawks 1

In Chicago, Kurtis Foster and Sam Gagner scored 14 seconds apart in the third period as Edmonton rallied to beat Chicago.

Nikolai Khabibulin made 26 saves for Edmonton, which improved to 2-2-2 on the road this season and 4-23-3 in its last 30 games away from home dating to December last year.

Blackhawks star forward Marian Hossa returned after missing five games with a shoulder injury.

Ducks 5, Predators 4

In Anaheim, California, defenseman Paul Mara scored his first goal since February last yer with 1.7 seconds left as Anaheim beat Nashville after blowing the lead four times.

Saku Koivu had two goals for Anaheim. Teemu Selanne added a goal and an assist and Lubomir Visnovsky also scored. Jonas Hiller made 20 saves to help the Ducks win their third straight and send the Predators to their fifth consecutive loss.

Patric Hornqvist, Steve Sullivan, Cody Franson and Cal O’Reilly scored for Nashville.

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