Laich nets two goals as Capitals beat Flyers

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

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

BLACKHAWKS 4,

RED WINGS 3 (SO)

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.

RANGERS 6, CANADIENS 2

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.

DUCKS 5, FLAMES 4

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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