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BOSTON (AP) -David Backes scored the tying goal with eighth-tenths of a second left in regulation and the St. Louis Blues went on to beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 in a shootout Monday.

Down 4-2, the Blues rallied on David Perron's power-play goal with 1:20 left. Backes then batted the puck out of the air for an empty-net score as the siren sounded - after a lengthy replay review, the goal counted.

T.J. Oshie and Brad Boyes scored in the shootout for the Blues, who have the worst record in the Western Conference and had lost nine of their previous 10 road games.

The Eastern Conference-leading Bruins trailed 2-1 before scoring three times in a span of 1:39 late in the third period.

P.J. Axelsson and Michael Ryder had power-play goals 19 seconds apart, then Zdeno Chara scored off a faceoff with 3:05 left for a 4-2 edge.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Alex Ovechkin scored two goals, the second coming 1:46 into overtime, to lead the Washington Capitals to a victory and send the New York Islanders to their eighth straight loss.

With Washington on a power play, Ovechkin took a pass from Alexander Semin and beat Yann Danis for the Capitals' third straight win. Jose Theodore earned his 200th career victory with 27 saves.

Kyle Okposo scored for New York, while Danis stopped 36 shots.

Washington has 63 points, putting the Capitals are far ahead in the Southeast division, and just eight points behind Boston in the Eastern Conference.

The Islanders have losing streaks this season of six, 10, and eight games.


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