NHL Wrap: Capitals lose in OT, fall to 0-4

NHL Wrap: Capitals lose in OT, fall to 0-4
January 25, 2013, 11:15 pm
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The Flyers were off on Friday and travel to Miami on Saturday to face the struggling Panthers (1-3) at 7:30 p.m.

The Flyers have been stuck down by an early round of injuries to Danny Briere, Zac Rinaldo, Scott Hartnell and Andrej Meszaros.

It was announced on Friday that Meszaros will miss approximately a month with a left shoulder injury he sustained in Thursday’s 2-1 win over the Rangers and that Hartnell will be out anywhere from four to six weeks after undergoing to surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot. In the latter's absence, the Flyers have brought back 40-year-old free agent Mike Knuble for his second stint with the club. 

Here's a look at the rest of the night in the NHL:

Caps fall to 0-4 after OT loss 
Alex Ovechkin’s return to left wing could not same could not save the Capitals from losing their fourth straight game to start the season.

The Caps looked like they might be able to pick up their first win when New Jersey blew a two-goal, third-period lead, but Ilya Kovalchuk potted the game winner less than five minutes into the overtime period to keep the Devils' perfect in 2013.

The Devils' 3-0 record currently leads the Atlantic Division. The last time the Devils got off to a 3-0 start -- the 2002-03 season -- they won the Stanley Cup (see full recap).

Bruins blow past Islanders
Zdeno Chara scored twice to push the Bruins past the Islanders, who were coming off an 11-goal blitz of the Maple Leafs on Thursday.

The Islanders, who were playing the second of five straight road games, led 2-1 midway through the second period, but Chara scored his first two goals of the season to tie the game and later take the lead.

Bruins rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton recorded two assists and is making a strong case for why the Bruins should keep him, rather than send him back to juniors after six games (see full recap).

Carle scores as Lightning shell Sens
Ryan Malone scored a pair of third-period goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 6-4 on Friday night.

Malone deflected Sami Salo's blue-line slap shot at 3:39 of the third that pulled the Lightning even at 4. Tampa Bay took a 5-4 lead when the left wing scored from the low left-circle with 7:02 to play.

Tom Pyatt extended the lead to 6-4 with a late empty-net goal. Tampa Bay (3-1) has outscored its opponents 11-1 in the third this season.

Matt Carle, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, who started a five-game homestand (see full recap).


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