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Capitals rally behind Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin scored twice to help Washington overcome an early three-goal deficit, and Chris Clark netted the winner in overtime, leading the Capitals to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators last night in Washington.

Ovechkin scored a power-play goal with 24.4 seconds left in regulation to tie it. Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips was whistled for tripping with 1:03 to play and the visitors clinging to a 3-2 lead.

Clark then scored 1:33 into the extra period off an assist from Alexander Semin, who also assisted on both of Ovechkin's goals.

Ottawa led, 3-0, less than 12 minutes into the game, chasing Washington goalie Olie Kolzig after only five shots.

Lightning 5, Islanders 1 -- Childhood friends Martin St. Louis and Eric Perrin teamed up for the tiebreaking power-play goal in the second period that sent visiting Tampa Bay to the victory.

Canucks 2, Stars 1 -- Taylor Pyatt scored a power-play goal with 44.7 seconds left in the third period to lift host Vancouver.

Ducks 3, Penguins 2 -- Teemu Selanne scored a power-play goal 44 seconds into overtime as host Anaheim improved to an NHL-best 11-0-4. By earning at least one point in each of their first 15 games, the Ducks tied the 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers for the most consecutive games without a loss in regulation to start a season.

Maple Leafs 4, Flyers 1 -- Nik Antropov, Alexei Ponikarovsky, and Tomas Kaberle scored in the third period to lead host Toronto. Andrew Raycroft made 40 saves to drop the Flyers to 3-10-1, the worst start in the club's 40-year history and the poorest record in the NHL.

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