Surging Caps Top Rangers in Overtime

Penguins and Ducks each continue excellent play with one-goal wins
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2008 7:29 PM CST
Washington Capitals Olie Kolzig, of South Africa, stops a puck against the New York Rangers during the first period of a NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in Washington. The Capitals won, 3-2, in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Capitals got a goal and two assists from NHL scoring leader Alex Ovechkin to defeat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime. Washington, which moved into first in the Southeast Division, ended a power-play drought, scoring twice with the man advantage, including the game-winner by defenseman Mike Green. Winning goalie Olaf Kolzig played in his 700th NHL game. Elsewhere:

  • Evgeni Malkin continued his superior play in the absence of Sidney Crosby, with a goal and three assists in the Penguins' 4-3 win over Philadelphia. First-place Pittsburgh improved to 6-2-2 during No. 87's injury.
  • Red-hot Anaheim got its fourth road win in six days, 3-2 today over Detroit, bolstered by 27 saves from Jean-Sebastian Giguere.