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Monday's NHL Capsules

Monday, 03.24.2014 / 10:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Monday's NHL Capsules

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ryan McDonagh scored off a rebound of Dan Girardi's shot 1:56 into overtime to complete the New York Rangers' surprising rally in a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.

McDonagh put the puck past backup goalie Thomas Greiss, who relieved injured starter Mike Smith in the third period and then gave up the tying and winning goals. Girardi got the Rangers even with 3:26 left in regulation when he tipped in a drive by his defence partner McDonagh.

Brad Richards and Derick Brassard scored in the second period when New York erased a 2-0 deficit Phoenix built in the first. Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves on a night he was honoured for recently breaking Rangers career marks for wins and shutouts.

The Rangers' fourth straight win pushed them one point ahead of Philadelphia and into second place in the Metropolitan Division.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dwight King scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, leading Los Angeles to the win.

Jeff Carter and Justin Williams scored in the second for the Kings, who won their third straight and 11th in 14 games while remaining in third place in the Pacific Division.

Matt Read and Jakub Voracek had Philadelphia's goals. The Flyers had won five in a row. They dropped to 12-3-1 in their last 16 games.

Los Angeles had a 2-0 lead entering the final period, but Philadelphia tied it at 2 before King's winning score with 9:24 remaining.

Ray Emery had 38 saves for Philadelphia. Jonathan Quick finished with 30 stops for the Kings.

Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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