NHL roundup: Green boosts Caps in OT |

NHL roundup: Green boosts Caps in OT

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Mike Green scored a power-play goal 29 seconds into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday.

Eric Fehr and Alexander Semin also scored for the Capitals, who moved ahead of Philadelphia and into the Eastern Conference lead. Nicklas Backstrom added 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.

Braden Holtby made his first NHL start in goal for the Capitals, finishing with 23 saves. The 21-year-old made his NHL debut — and earned his first win — Friday when he relieved Michal Neuvirth with 10 minutes left against Boston.

Philadelphia rookie Sergei Bobrovsky fell one game short in his attempt to tie the team record of seven straight wins by a first-year netminder. He entered the game tied for the NHL lead with eight wins.

• Blues 2, Rangers 0 — In New York, Ty Conklin made 27 saves for his 15th NHL shutout, Alexander Steen scored twice and surging St. Louis posted its seventh straight win.

Conklin, playing in just 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. 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.

• Oilers 2, Blackhawks 1 — In Chicago, Kurtis Foster and Sam Gagner scored 14 seconds apart in the third period to lift Edmonton.

Ales Hemsky added two assists. Nikolai Khabibulin made 26 saves, beaten only by ex-Oiler Fernando Pisani in the first period.

Corey Crawford made 24 stops for Chicago.

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