Laich nets two goals as Capitals beat Flyers

Associated Press
The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin scores a goal on a penalty shot in the third period of Washington's 5-3 victory over Philadelphia.

WASHINGTON --- Brooks Laich scored twice, including a short-handed goal in the third period, Alex Ovechkin finally made a penalty shot, and the Washington Capitals kept up their four-goals-or-more pace Sunday with a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.


The league's highest scoring team scored at least four goals for the seventh straight game, improving to 6-1 during that stretch.



In Detroit, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp scored in the shootout to give Chicago a win over Detroit.

Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist and Patrick Kane and Sharp also had goals for Chicago. Antti Niemi stopped 35 shots.

Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist and Patrick Eaves also scored for Detroit.


In New York, Ryan Callahan had two goals and two assists, Brandon Dubinsky added two goals and an assist and New York broke out of a scoring drought to beat Montreal.

Marian Gaborik had a goal and two assists, and Chris Drury also scored for the Rangers.


In Anaheim, Calif., Bobby Ryan scored the go-ahead goal with 7:17 left and Anaheim overcame Calgary's three breakaway goals for a win, extending its home winning streak against the Flames to 11 games.



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