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Capitals rally to tie late, then win in overtime

WASHINGTON — Nicklas Backstrom scored the tying goal with 42 seconds left in regulation, then added the winner at 2:18 of overtime to lift the Capitals to a 5-4 comeback victory over the Ducks on Tuesday night.

The Capitals trailed 4-2 with 10:47 left in regulation. It was 4-3 when Washington pulled goaltender Tomas Vokoun in the final minute, and Backstrom hammered home the rebound of a shot by Jason Chimera to force the extra session.

In overtime, Backstrom was to the right of the net when Alex Ovechkin sent the puck toward goalie Jonas Hiller. Anaheim defenseman Toni Lydman let the puck slip past his stick, and Backstrom scored easily to end it.

SHUT YOUR YAP II: Rangers coach John Tortorella, who with the Lightning famously told then-Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock "Shut your yap" during their 2004 playoff series, was at it again.

Tortorella blasted Sharks captain Joe Thornton for calling the Rangers soft after New York beat San Jose 5-2 Monday.

"Joe's a heck of a player, but here's a player popping off about our team, and Joe hasn't won a (expletive) thing in this league," Tortorella said. "… So what he should do is just shut up."

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton was suspended five games for elbowing Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog.

at Capitals 0 2 2 1 5
Ducks 2 1 1 0 4

First Period1, Anaheim, Koivu 1 (Selanne, Fowler), 9:05. 2, Anaheim, Selanne 4 (Koivu, Lydman), 13:39. PenaltiesBeleskey, Ana, major (fighting), 6:10; Hendricks, Was, major (fighting), 6:10; Macenauer, Ana (interference), 17:28.

Second Period3, Anaheim, Selanne 5 (Fowler, Beauchemin), 8:59. 4, Washington, Ward 3 (Laich, Chimera), 13:23. 5, Washington, Wideman 3 (Laich, Ward), 16:33. PenaltiesPerry, Ana (tripping), 10:41.

Third Period6, Anaheim, Perry 5 (Fowler, Selanne), 9:13 (pp). 7, Washington, Brouwer 2 (Erskine, Wideman), 11:42. 8, Washington, Backstrom 3 (Chimera, Laich), 19:18. PenaltiesVokoun, Was, served by Semin (tripping), 8:04; Fowler, Ana (delay of game), 15:36.

Overtime9, Washington, Backstrom 4 (Ovechkin, Schultz), 2:18. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalAnaheim 6-5-4-0—15. Washington 9-12-18-1—40. Power-play opportunitiesAnaheim 1 of 1; Washington 0 of 3. GoaliesAnaheim, Hiller 4-4-2 (40 shots-35 saves). Washington, Vokoun 7-1-0 (15-11). A18,506 (18,398). T2:30. Referees—Paul Devorski, Don Van Massenhoven. LinesmenSteve Barton, Brian Murphy.

Wild 0 0 1 1 2
at Red Wings 1 0 0 0 1

First Period1, Detroit, Lidstrom 3 (Zetterberg, Datsyuk), 6:00. PenaltiesZidlicky, Min (tripping), 3:59; Miller, Det (interference), 6:52; V.Filppula, Det (tripping), 9:40.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesFalk, Min (roughing), 10:51; Holmstrom, Det (goaltender interference), 10:51; Bertuzzi, Det (cross-checking), 12:51; Detroit bench, served by Franzen (too many men), 15:06.

Third Period2, Minnesota, Koivu 1 (Falk, Setoguchi), 19:00. PenaltiesBertuzzi, Det (slashing), 4:09; Miller, Det (charging), 4:44; Scandella, Min (holding), 11:51; Prosser, Min (slashing), 14:47; Holmstrom, Det (tripping), 15:32.

Overtime3, Minnesota, Setoguchi 4 (Koivu, Bouchard), 1:33 (pp). PenaltiesFranzen, Det (goaltender interference), 1:09. Shots on GoalMinnesota 4-12-10-1—27. Detroit 12-9-11-5—37. Power-play opportunitiesMinnesota 1 of 8; Detroit 0 of 3. GoaliesMinnesota, Harding 2-0-1 (37 shots-36 saves). Detroit, Howard 4-2-1 (27-25). A20,066 (20,066). T2:26. Referees—Dave Jackson, Frederick L'Ecuyer. LinesmenDerek Amell, Greg Devorski.

at Bruins 1 2 2 5
Senators 2 0 1 3

First Period1, Ottawa, Foligno 3 (Da Costa, Butler), 5:19. 2, Boston, Lucic 4 (Chara, Seidenberg), 7:12 (pp). 3, Ottawa, Da Costa 3 (Foligno, Neil), 7:28. PenaltiesGonchar, Ott (hooking), 1:46; Konopka, Ott, major (fighting), 5:23; Thornton, Bos, major (fighting), 5:23; Gonchar, Ott (hooking), 5:31; Smith, Ott (unsportsmanlike conduct), 7:40; Campbell, Bos (boarding, unsportsmanlike conduct), 7:40.

Second Period4, Boston, Bergeron 3 (Seguin, Marchand), 4:21. 5, Boston, Kelly 3 (Peverley, Chara), 18:00. PenaltiesSpezza, Ott (hooking), 6:30; Horton, Bos (boarding), 11:32; Neil, Ott (goaltender interference), 14:49; Neil, Ott (slashing), 19:14.

Third Period6, Ottawa, Cowen 1 (Neil, Foligno), 5:04. 7, Boston, Boychuk 1 (Kelly, Peverley), 6:41. 8, Boston, Paille 2 (Thornton, Campbell), 7:18. PenaltiesMarchand, Bos (holding stick), 12:03; Smith, Ott, major (fighting), 17:18; Campbell, Bos, major (fighting), 17:18; Neil, Ott (boarding), 19:47; Spezza, Ott (holding), 19:47. Shots on GoalOttawa 9-7-10—26. Boston 17-16-8—41. Power-play opportunitiesOttawa 0 of 3; Boston 1 of 7. GoaliesOttawa, Anderson 6-3-0 (41 shots-36 saves). Boston, Thomas 4-4-0 (26-23). A17,565 (17,565). T2:34. Referees—Mike Hasenfratz, Ian Walsh. LinesmenPierre Champoux, Bryan Pancich.

Capitals rally to tie late, then win in overtime 11/01/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 11:18pm]
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