Philly Hangs On, Beats Rangers in Shootout

Isles' rookie scores the winner against Devils; Ovechkin nets No. 60
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2008 10:38 PM CDT
Philadelphia Flyers Lasse Kukkonen, of Finland, celebrates with goalie Martin Biron, left and Daniel Briere, right, after the winning 4-3 in an shootout on Friday, March 21, 2008, in Philadelphia.    (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
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(Newser) – Philadelphia blew a two-goal lead in the third period, allowing a pair of Ranger tallies in less than two minutes, and Jaromir Jagr's tying goal inside of two minutes remaining, but eventually won in the shootout on Mike Richards' backhander, 4-3. Daniel Briere scored twice for the Flyers. The win propelled Philly into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Elsewhere:

  • Rookie Kyle Okposo scored his first career goal late in the third to propel the Isles to their sixth win in seven games against New Jersey this season.
  • Washington scored four goals in the third period, including Alex Ovechkin's 60th of the season, to get a critical two points in the standings by beating Atlanta 5-3.