NHL Wrap: Devils complete comeback over Capitals

NHL Wrap: Devils complete comeback over Capitals
February 22, 2013, 1:00 am
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Ilya Kovalchuk scored a tie-breaking goal with just over eight minutes remaining in the game. (USA Today Images)

The Flyers couldn't keep their recent momentum going in a 5-2 loss to the Panthers at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday (see story).

Here's how the rest of the Atlantic Division did:

Devils edge Capitals
WASHINGTON -- Having watched his New Jersey Devils fail to score during an earlier 5-on-3 power play, coach Peter DeBoer called a timeout right before another two-man advantage against the Washington Capitals.

This time, the puck wound up in the net.

Dropping to a knee as he let his shot fly, Ilya Kovalchuk scored the tiebreaking goal with about 8 1/2 minutes left to complete New Jersey's 3-2 comeback victory Thursday night over NHL-worst Washington, which has yet to beat any of the Eastern Conference's elite teams (see full recap).

Senators beat Rangers in shootout
OTTAWA -- Despite a 3-2 shootout victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday, the Ottawa Senators were not in a mood to celebrate.

The team lost goalie Craig Anderson to a sprained right ankle at 1:43 of the third period after Rangers forward Chris Kreider was tripped in front and slid into him.

No penalty was called on the play and Anderson, who is listed day to day, had to be helped to the locker room (see full recap).

Islanders end two-game losing streak
MONTREAL -- Rookie defenseman Thomas Hickey scored in overtime for his first NHL goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to snap the Montreal Canadiens' five-game winning streak, 4-3 on Thursday night.

Matt Moulson scored twice and Frans Nielsen added a goal in the third period for the Islanders (7-9-1), who trailed 2-0 and 3-1 but came back to end a two-game slide and win for the third time in 10 games.

Max Pacioretty had two goals, and Travis Moen added one for the Canadiens (11-5-2) (see full recap).

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