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Thursday's NHL Capsules

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BOSTON - Milan Lucic scored two goals, and Niklas Svedberg earned his second NHL shutout behind three periods of stifling Boston defence as the Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Thursday night.

Svedberg faced only 14 shots. Boston held New Jersey to three in the opening period and four in the second, three coming on a late power play that did nothing to spark the Devils.

David Krejci and Torey Krug assisted on Lucic's power-play goal with 1:10 left in the first, and Carl Soderberg added an unassisted goal 8:31 into the second for the only scoring until Lucic tapped in an empty-netter with 12 seconds remaining.

Patrice Bergeron, who scored the winner Wednesday in Boston's overtime victory at Pittsburgh, and Chris Kelly assisted on the final goal. It was the 700th career game for both.

New Jersey's Cory Schneider made 41 saves.

FLYERS 3, CAPITALS 2, OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Jakub Voracek scored 1:28 into overtime to lift Philadelphia over Washington.

Voracek scored his 16th goal of the season on the power player to give the Flyers their second win of the homestand.

Alex Ovechkin and Karl Alzner scored for the Capitals, who twice blew one-goal leads.

R.J. Umberger and Sean Courturier also scored for the Flyers.

Braden Holtby started a Washington goalie-record 17th straight game and played in his 23rd straight overall.

Philadelphia's Steve Mason, who left Wednesday's practice early due to soreness, stopped 26 shots.

HURRICANES 5, SABRES 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ??? Jeff Skinner scored one of Carolina's four goals in the second period, and the Hurricanes sent Buffalo to its sixth straight loss.

Jiri Tlusty had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes, who have won three of four. Carolina, last in the Eastern Conference, moved within one point of Buffalo.

Tlusty, Eric Staal and Victor Rask scored in a 69-second span late in the second period. Riley Nash added a goal in the third period.

Philip Varone scored both Buffalo goals in his second game this season.

Cam Ward made 18 saves for Carolina, which has gone 10 games without allowing a power-play goal. Buffalo's Jhonas Enroth stopped 26 shots.

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