WASHINGTON - About three hours after asking for more respect from NHL officials, Alex Ovechkin was called for two penalties within seconds, leading to a pair of goals that put the New York Rangers ahead for good Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
Brian Boyle scored his first goal of the season one game after being a healthy scratch, and Ryan Callahan also took advantage of Ovechkin's miscues to give New York a two-goal lead in the second period. Derek Stepan and Brad Richards also scored, and Martin Biron made 28 saves for the Rangers, who have won five of six.
Steve Oleksy scored his first NHL goal for the Capitals, who endured a rough weekend against New York teams. Washington lost 5-2 on the road against the Islanders on Saturday.
With the score 4-1, Capitals coach Adam Oates pulled goalie Braden Holtby in favour of Michal Neuvirth, who hadn't played since Feb. 7 and had recently been sidelined with an illness.
BLUE JACKETS 3, RED WINGS 2, SO
DETROIT (AP) ??? Ryan Johansen and Matt Calvert scored in the shootout and streaking Columbus beat Detroit to complete a home-and-home sweep.
Derick Brassard and R.J. Umberger had goals in regulation, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 20 saves through overtime for Columbus, which has won five straight. The Blue Jackets topped the Red Wings 3-0 in Columbus on Saturday.
The Blue Jackets are 5-0-2 in their last seven games after getting only 12 points in their first 19.
Jakub Kindl and Johan Franzen scored for Detroit in regulation, and Jimmy Howard stopped 19 shots. Pavel Datsyuk scored the Red Wings' only goal in the shootout. Franzen tied it 2-2 with a 5-on-3, power-play goal 25 seconds into the third period.
CANADIENS 5, PANTHERS 2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) ??? Michael Ryder scored two power-play goals to lift Montreal over Florida.
David Desharnais, Brian Gionta, and Francis Bouillon also scored, and P.K. Subban had three assists. Ryder has seven assists and two goals in seven games since being acquired from Dallas on Feb. 26.
Peter Budaj stopped 14 shots for the Canadiens, who won for the fourth time on their five-game trip and earned their ninth road victory of the season. The Canadiens swept the season series from the Panthers.
Tomas Kopecky and Shawn Matthias scored for Florida, and Jacob Markstrom made 33 saves. The Panthers have lost six of seven and 13 of 16.