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Washington capitalizes in OT, beats Philly

Michal Pivonka's second goal of the game, at 2:23 of overtime, gave Washington a 3-2 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday, extending the Capitals' unbeaten string to seven games.

Pivonka, who has only three goals this season, intercepted a pass by Philadelphia's John Le-Clair and beat Ron Hextall with a backhander from the right crease. Pivonka had tied the score at 10:49 of the third period.Peter Bondra also scored for the Capitals (5-0-2 in their last seven), who are unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 games and have the best record in the NHL since the beginning of the year (9-2-2).

PANTHERS 2, LIGHTNING 0: At Miami, John Vanbiesbrouck gained his second shutout in three games as the Florida Panthers beat Tampa Bay to extend the Lightning's franchise-record losing streak to 12 straight.

Vanbiesbrouck recorded 27 saves for the 28th shutout of his career, and despite not cashing in on a penalty shot, the suddenly home-friendly Panthers won their third straight and stretched their unbeaten streak to 4-0-2 at Miami Arena.

BRUINS 4, RANGERS 2: At Boston, rookies Hal Gill and Sergei Samsonov and 19-year veteran Ray Bourque scored third-period goals as the Boston Bruins overcame a 2-0 deficit and beat the New York Rangers.

The Rangers seemed poised to break a streak of three consecutive ties with a victory after Darren Langdon and Brian Leetch scored in the first period.

PENGUINS 4, RED WINGS 2: At Pittsburgh, Tom Barrasso made 51 saves and Fredrik Olausson scored twice as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings to stretch their unbeaten streak to seven games.

Barrasso lost his shutout at 10:34 of the third when Martin Lapointe scored on Detroit's 40th shot. Aaron Ward scored with 37 seconds left in the third.

BLUES 6, STARS 3: At St. Louis, Craig Conroy scored twice, and Brett Hull had four assists to lead St. Louis over Dallas.

Hull was playing in only his second game after missing 13 games with a broken wrist. The Blues were 4-7-2 without Hull.

SHARKS 5, AVALANCHE 2: At San Jose, Calif., Owen Nolan and Jeff Friesen each had a goal and an assist to lead San Jose over Pacific Division-leading Colorado.

The Sharks scored twice in the first period and three more times in the second for a 5-0 lead before Colorado scored with 10 seconds left in the second period.

KINGS 3, BLACKHAWKS 0: At Inglewood, Calif., Glen Murray extended his goal-scoring streak to four games and Russ Courtnall had a shorthanded goal as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks behind Stephane Fiset's 12th career shutout.

SENATORS 4, CANADIENS 3: At Montreal, Igor Kravchuk and Alexei Yashin scored in the second period as Ottawa gave coach Jacques Martin a welcome-home gift with a victory over Montreal.

Martin, who missed the Senators' 2-2 tie with the Rangers on Thursday due to an illness no one seems sure was a virus or food poisoning, saw his club score more than three goals for only the second time in 16 games.

COYOTES 5, MAPLE LEAFS 2: At Toronto, Nikolai Khabibulin made 38 saves and five different players scored as Phoenix beat Toronto.

DEVILS 2, FLAMES 2: At Calgary, Alberta, Hnat Domenichelli scored with 42 seconds left in the third period as Calgary tied New Jersey.

CANUCKS 6, OILERS 3: At Edmonton, Alberta, Alexander Mogilny had a goal and two assists as Vancouver ended its six-game road winless streak.

Mark Messier, Pavel Bure, Scott Walker and Mike Sillinger also scored for the Canucks, who had not won away from home since Dec. 17 in Phoenix.