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Flames beat Capitals 4-3, Ovechkin scores record


Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals goes on the attack during the third period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center in Washington on Tuesday.

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Alex Ovechkin became the leading scorer in Capitals’ history, raising his career point total to 827 with a pair of assists in Washington’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.

Sean Monahan scored the winning goal for Calgary at 4 minutes, 17 seconds of the extra period after the Flames tied it late in regulation.

Ovechkin moved atop the scoring list when his shot from the left point was deflected by Nicklas Backstrom through the legs of goalie Jonas Hiller at 10:18 of the first period. That broke a tie with Peter Bondra.

The 29-year-old Ovechkin, a native of Moscow, has 428 goals and 399 assists.

In other games, Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek scored two goals, while Steve Mason made 35 saves to earn his first win of the season as the Flyers beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Luke Schenn added goals for the Flyers, who began a four-game homestand with their third straight win on their own ice. They dropped their first three games in Philadelphia.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers.

In Boston, Brad Marchand scored 3:27 into overtime to lift the Bruins to their ninth straight win 2-1 over the Florida Panthers.

Marchand, who also set up Patrice Bergeron’s second-period goal, shifted around defenseman Dylan Olsen and lifted a wrist shot over goaltender Roberto Luongo for the winner.

Jussi Jokinen scored for the Panthers, who have earned points in seven straight games. They had won two in a row.

The Carolina Hurricanes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 after Zach Boychuk, Riley Nash, Justin Faulk and Eric Staal scored.

Nick Foligno scored twice for the injury-riddled Blue Jackets.

Elsewhere in the NHL, Vladimir Tarasenko scored a power-play goal early in the third period as the St Louis Blues extended their winning streak to six games with a 1-0 victory over the new Jersey Devils, the Chicago Blackhawks blanked the Montreal Canadiens 5-0, the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Minnesota Wild 4-1 and Ottawa Senators defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-1.

The Winnipeg Jets held on to beat the Nashville Predators 3-1, the Los Angeles Kings downed the Dallas Stars 3-1, the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 and the Arizona Coyotes were 3-2 winners over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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