NHL roundup: Flyers beat Capitals 5-4 in OT
Philadelphia Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier, left, celebrates his game-winning goal with teammate Kimmo Timonen during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Washington. The Flyers defeated the Capitals 5-4. (AP / Evan Vucci)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, March 2, 2014 6:24PM EST
WASHINGTON -- Vincent Lecavalier scored at 2:45 of overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Trailing 4-2 entering the third period, the Flyers started their comeback when Jakub Voracek scored a power-play goal at 11:58. The Flyers were given a five-minute advantage when Dmitry Orlov was given a major penalty for boarding Brayden Schenn at 9:33.
Claude Giroux sent the game to overtime when he scored his second goal of the game with 65 seconds left in the third. Adam Hall also scored for the Flyers, Kimmo Timonen had three assists and Steve Mason made 25 saves.
Orlov scored two goals and fellow defenceman Mike Green had three assists for Washington. Marcus Johansson and Jay Beagle also scored for the Capitals in a physical game. Braden Holtby had 31 saves.
SHARKS 4, DEVILS 2
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Matt Nieto scored the go-ahead goal at 6:20 of the third period and Alex Stalock made 21 saves and San Jose defeated New Jersey.
Logan Couture and Raffi Torres also scored and U.S. Olympian Joe Pavelski had the primary assists on the tying and winning goals as the Sharks won for the fifth time in six games.
Patrick Marleau iced the game with a breakaway goal with 2:25 to play, his 25th of the season.
Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias scored for the Devils, who had a two-game, post-Olympic break winning streak snapped. Cory Schneider had 18 saves for New Jersey.
PANTHERS 5, ISLANDERS 3
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Scottie Upshall scored twice in the third period as part of a four-goal Panthers surge and Florida downed New York.
Upshall's 11th of the season broke a 3-3 tie at 10:31 of the final period. The goal came on the rebound of shot by Shawn Mattias, who also scored two goals for the Panthers.
Upshall tapped the loose puck past backup goaltender Anders Nilsson, who started in place of Evgeni Nabokov. Upshall scored again at 15:26 on the power play to make it 5-3 for Florida. Tim Thomas made 35 saves for the Panthers.
The Islanders entered the third with a 3-1 advantage after Thomas Vanek scored twice in the first and Ryan Strome added a goal late in the second.
But Florida's Marcel Goc and Matthias scored early in the third to tie the game at 3 before Upshall's late scores.