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WASHINGTON (AP) -Brooks Laich scored twice, including a short-handed goal in the third period, Alex Ovechkin finally made a penalty shot, and the Washington Capitals kept up their four-goals-or-more pace Sunday with a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

The league's highest scoring team scored at least four goals for the seventh straight game, improving to 6-1 during that stretch.

Mike Knuble and Alexander Semin also scored, and two-time reigning league MVP Ovechkin capped Washington's scoring with 4:12 to play - at last converting a penalty shot after going 0-for-5 to start his career.

Jose Theodore made 30 saves to go 2-for-2 in his first set of consecutive starts since mid-December.

Jeff Carter, James van Riemsdyk and Danny Briere scored for the Flyers.

DETROIT (AP) - Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp scored in the shootout to lead Chicago. Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist, Patrick Kane and Sharp also had goals, and Antti Niemi stopped 35 shots.

Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist, and Patrick Eaves also scored for Detroit. Pavel Datsyuk had two assists and Jimmy Howard made 26 saves.

Lidstrom's goal was the Red Wings' first against the Blackhawks in 148:36, dating to Oct. 8. Chicago shut out Detroit by 3-0 scores on Dec. 20 and Dec. 23.

Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi scored for Detroit in the shootout.

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