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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dennis Wideman scored on a power play 2:48 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.

Wideman rifled a shot from just inside the right circle past goalie Brent Johnson to keep Washington unbeaten in three games this season.

Alexander Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season for the Capitals, who have won eight straight regular-season games in Pittsburgh. Mike Knuble also scored, and Tomas Vokoun bounced back from a shaky debut with Washington to finish with 39 saves.

James Neal scored twice, tying it on a power play with 3:45 left in the third, and Evgeni Malkin had two assists for the Penguins, who took their first non-shootout loss of the season.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise scored shootout goals and New Jersey won its second straight game, beating Los Angeles.

Johan Hedberg, who replaced an injured Martin Brodeur at the start of the second period, made easy stops on Simon Gagne and Anze Kopitar on the Kings' shootout chances to send Los Angeles to its second straight loss.

Patrick Elias scored in regulation for New Jersey and Gagne got his first goal as a King to open the game.

Hedberg was perfect in goal, finishing with 16 saves. Jonathan Quick, who was beaten on backhanders by Kovalchuk and Parise in the shootout, was outstanding making 36 saves.

Brodeur appeared to be hit in the right shoulder by defenseman Matt Greene's point shot midway through the first period. Hedberg took over in goal at the start of the second period.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - John Tavares had two goals and two assists in the first period and New York ruined former Islanders goalie Dwayne Roloson's return to Long Island, routing Tampa Bay.

Matt Moulson and P.A. Parenteau also had first-period goals. Michael Grabner scored in the second period for New York, ending Roloson's night in goal. Al Montoya made 34 saves for the Islanders, allowing only Steven Stamkos's first-period goal.

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