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WASHINGTON (AP) -Scott Hartnell and Jeff Carter scored two of Philadelphia's three goals in a 3 1/2-minute span of the third period Tuesday night, and the Flyers came back to beat Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 4-2 Tuesday night.

Ovechkin finally seemed to have figured out the Flyers, assisting on Washington's first goal and scoring the second for a 2-0 lead. He was held without a point in two previous games this season against Philadelphia, the only Eastern Conference opponent that hadn't allowed a goal by Ovechkin in 2008-09.

But the Flyers cut their deficit to 2-1 during a 5-on-3 midway through the second period, when Claude Giroux scored. And then, suddenly, Capitals goalie Jose Theodore couldn't stop anything in the third.

Philadelphia tied it 9:11 into the final period on Hartnell's 22nd goal, off assists from Joffrey Lupul and Carter. Then, 1:25 later, Carter's 25th goal - with assists from Lupul and Hartnell - put Philadelphia ahead for the first time.

Arron Asham put the final touch on the rally with his fifth goal, giving Philadelphia its season-high fourth consecutive road victory.

MONTREAL (AP) - Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season and Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist. Halak won his second successive start and posted his fourth career shutout, his first since March 15.

Plekanec scored his 16th goal late in the first period and set up Andrei Markov's power-play goal in the second. Maxim Lapierre scored into an empty net with 5.8 seconds remaining.

Montreal has won two in a row at home after winding up a 1-4-1 road trip that punctuated a stretch of 12 losses in 15 games overall (3-11-1).

Roberto Luongo stopped 14 shots for Vancouver, which ended a four-game winning streak.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 34 shots in the win over the injury-depleted Sabres.

Todd Marchant, with a short-handed goal, and Mike Brown scored in the second period to break open a game tied at 1. Teemu Selanne also scored for the Ducks, who snapped a five-game winless streak at Buffalo (0-3-2), and completed a two-game season-series sweep over the Sabres.

Ales Kotalik had a goal and assist, and Paul Gaustad scored for Buffalo, which was playing its first game without starting goaltender Ryan Miller, out indefinitely after spraining his left ankle Saturday. Buffalo is also minus its leading scorer, Thomas Vanek, out with a broken jaw.

BOSTON (AP) - Rookie fourth-line winger Byron Bitz scored his second and third NHL goals in the opener of Boston's six-game homestand.

Michael Ryder, returning from a seven-game absence after surgery to repair facial fractures, had a goal and an assist. Stephane Yelle and Marc Savard both had two assists for the Bruins, who won for only the second time in the last eight games.

Boston had just completed a 1-3-1 road trip that included a 2-0 loss at Florida last Saturday. Tomas Vokoun authored that shutout for Florida but was unable to play Tuesday because of illness. So the Bruins roughed up backup Craig Anderson, playing for the first time since Feb. 3, who was beaten by the first shot he saw just 48 seconds in.

ATLANTA (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk got his 10th goal in eight games, and the Thrashers had two short-handed scores to break a four-game home losing streak. The Thrashers won for just the fifth time in their last 21 games at Philips Arena. Overall, Atlanta has four victories and eight points in its last seven matches.

Kovalchuk's 31st goal was a redirection 4:07 into the game. The Thrashers captain has 28 points, including 20 goals, in the last 24 games.

Milan Hejduk had his 21st and 22nd goals for Colorado, which has lost two straight and six of nine.

OTTAWA (AP) - Dany Heatley scored his 30th goal of the season; it's the fifth time in his seven NHL seasons that he's reached the 30-goal mark and fourth year in a row.

Heatley and Chris Kelly scored goals 46 seconds apart in the first period for Ottawa.

Mike Comrie, acquired from the New York Islanders along with defenseman Chris Campoli in a trade last Friday, also scored as the Senators struck three times in the opening 20 minutes to chase Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward from the game.

Patrick Eaves and Anton Babchuk scored for Carolina, which had its three-game win streak stopped.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Predators scored four third-period goals. Jason Arnott, J.P Dumont, David Legwand, Joel Ward and Shea Weber scored for Nashville, which entered the final period down 3-1. Dumont and Weber connected on power plays.

Dustin Byfuglien , Martin Havlat and Patrick Kane scored for Chicago. Both Havlat and Kane got their 20th goals of the season.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)- Drew Doughty scored the deciding shootout goal. The shootout was tied 1-1 after three rounds and Doughty scored the winner on the Kings' fourth shot. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick denied Brent Burns, the Wild's final shooter, to seal the win.

Minnesota is 4-2 in shootouts and the Kings are 4-7.

Jack Johnson scored for the Kings and Antii Miettinen for the Wild in regulation.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jay McClement scored short-handed for the go-ahead goal, spoiling a four-minute Coyotes power play in the second period,

Goalie Chris Mason overcame his stickhandling mistake that led to the opening goal with a strong finish for the Blues, 6-2-4 in February while edging into the playoff picture. St. Louis is 26-26-8, reaching the .500 mark for the first time since Dec. 10, and has two wins and an overtime loss the last three games despite totaling four goals.

Shane Doan scored his 250th career goal for Phoenix, which missed a chance for a third straight victory that would match a season best, and has lost 10 of 13 overall.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Jarome Iginla scored twice and added two assists. Mike Cammelleri had a goal and two assists as the Flames' top two scorers combined for their biggest night together since a 10-point outburst on New Year's Eve against Edmonton.

Iginla has four goals in his last four games after a stretch in which he scored just twice in 19 games.

Calgary has won three straight and has earned points in each of its last eight games. Combined with Vancouver's loss to Montreal, the first-place Flames opened a 10-point lead over the Canucks in the Northwest Division.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Sheldon Souray led the way with a pair of goals as the Oilers snapped a three-game skid. Erik Cole, Jason Strudwick and Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Oilers.

Cory Murphy had two goals and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning, who have lost five of their last six games overall and six in a row on the road.

Edmonton had 11 first-period shots while the Lightning only mustered three on Oilers starter Dwayne Roloson. The Oilers outshot the Lightning 45-29 overall.

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