Valiquette's First Shutout Grounds Flyers
Capitals, 'Canes prevail in OT; Ovechkin has hat trick and then some
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 31, 2008 9:41 PM CST
New York Rangers' goalie Steve Valiquette deflects the puck away on a shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Mike Knuble (22) during the second period of their hockey game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, in Philadelphia....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – It took just 20 saves to earn Rangers goalie Steve Valiquette his first shutout in 21 career games. The Flyers had won 12 of 15 and New York was winless on the road in 2008, but four Rangers scored in the 4-0 victory, which hoisted the team out of the cellar in the congested Atlantic Division. Also in hockey:

  • Alexander Ovechkin had four goals—including the game-winner in overtime—and an assist to will Washington over Montreal, 5-4, in a testy rematch of Tuesday's Canadiens win.
  • Rob Brind'Amour notched the winning goal with just three minutes left in overtime in Carolina's 3-2 victory against Toronto.