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                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                               (Sunday, March 29)
 
 
                    Final Score: Washington 5, NY Rangers 2
 
 New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera each scored
 two  goals  in the Washington  Capitals' 5-2 win over  the New York Rangers on
 Sunday.  Braden Holtby  made 23  saves for  the Capitals,  who hold  the first
 wild card spot  in  the  Eastern  Conference.  Holtby started  Saturday's  4-3
 loss  to  Nashville, but was  pulled late in the  first period after giving up
 three  goals  on 13  shots. Kevin Hayes  and Derick Brassard  lit the lamp for
 the  Metropolitan  Division-leading Rangers,  who  have  lost three  of  four.
 Cam Talbot stopped 26-of-30 shots.
 
 
                      Final Score: Calgary 5, Nashville 2
 
 Nashville,  TN (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Lance  Bouma scored  a  pair of  goals,
 and  the Calgary Flames took a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday.
 Jiri  Hudler posted  a goal and an assist  to  help the Flames get  at least a
 point  for  the fifth  time in their  last six games.  With 89 points, Calgary
 moved a point ahead of Los Angeles for the third spot in the Pacific Division.
 Calgary also got goals from Kris Russell and Michael Ferland, and Jonas Hiller
 made  27 saves  in the win. A  day after clinching a playoff berth themselves,
 the  Predators lost a four-game winning streak. Carter Hutton started in place
 of  star goalie Pekka Rinne and allowed four goals on 29 shots. Roman Josi and
 Seth Jones scored Nashville's goals.
 
 
                     Final Score: Boston 2, Carolina 1 (OT)
 
 Raleigh,  NC (SportsNetwork.com)  - David Pastrnak scored with 37 seconds left
 in  overtime to give  the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes
 on  Sunday.  Carl Soderberg  skated the puck  in down the  right wing and from
 the corner he sent  a backhand,  no-look pass to the  left wing where it found
 Pastrnak,  who one-timed a low shot between the pads of Anton Khudobin for the
 win.  Ryan  Spooner had the other  goal and Tuukka  Rask made 30 stops for the
 Bruins,  who have  won their past two.  Boston has 89 points on the season and
 moved  three  up on  Ottawa  for  the final  wild  card  spot in  the  Eastern
 Conference.  Nathan  Gerbe had the  only goal of  the game for the Hurricanes,
 who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Khudobin finished with 28 stops.
 
 
                     Final Score: NY Islanders 5, Detroit 4
 
 Uniondale,  NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Cal Clutterbuck's short-handed goal early
 in  the second  period proved to be  the game-winner as the New York Islanders
 earned  a wild  5-4 decision over the Detroit Red Wings. The recently slumping
 Islanders   halted   a  seven-game   home  losing   streak  by  getting  major
 contributions  from  their special  teams units.  In addition to Clutterbuck's
 short-handed marker,  New York  received power-play  goals from Brock  Nelson,
 Kyle  Okposo and  Frans Nielsen  while going  3-of-4 with  the man  advantage.
 Ryan  Strome also scored  for the Islanders, John Tavares broke out of a slump
 by  notching  three assists and Jaroslav  Halak overcame a brutal start in the
 win.  The All-Star goaltender let up a pair of goals in the first two minutes,
 but  just two more the rest of the way while registering 21 saves. Counterpart
 Petr  Mrazek, coming  off  a  23-save shutout  of  high-powered  Tampa Bay  on
 Saturday,  was pulled  16 seconds into the second period after permitting four
 goals on 11 shots. Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar recorded a goal and an assist
 for Detroit, which also received scores from Drew Miller and Niklas Kronwall.
 
 
                        Final Score: Florida 4, Ottawa 2
 
 Ottawa,  ON  (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaromir Jagr  scored two goals to help lift
 the  Florida Panthers  to a 4-2 win  over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Jussi
 Jokinen  and  Dave Bolland also tallied  for Florida, which continues to trail
 Boston by four points for the final wild-card spot in the  Eastern Conference.
 The  Panthers  conclude their five-game  road trip Tuesday against the Bruins.
 Dan  Ellis  stopped 25 Ottawa  shots in his first  action since March 17. Erik
 Karlsson  and  Jean-Gabriel Pageau  scored  third-period  goals as  an  Ottawa
 comeback bid came up short. Craig Anderson made 33 saves for the Senators, who
 fell three points behind the Bruins.
 
 
                      Final Score: Anaheim 2, New Jersey 1
 
 Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Francois Beauchemin's early third-period goal
 proved  to be  the winner as the Anaheim  Ducks held on for a 2-1 victory over
 New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. Beauchemin  was  credited with a  goal that
 went  in  off New  Jersey defenseman  Jon Merrill,  and the  Ducks hung on for
 their NHL-leading 32nd one-goal win of the season. Ryan  Kesler scored in  the
 first  period for  Anaheim, which  closed  out a  five-game road  trip with  a
 third  consecutive win.  The  Ducks, who  are  in the  driver's  seat for  the
 Presidents'  Trophy as  the  NHL's top  team, started  their  trek by  getting
 outscored  12-5  in losses to  the New York  Rangers and Columbus. John Gibson
 made  26  saves,  including  one  in the  Devils'  final  flurry  after  Ducks
 defenseman  Hampus Lindholm  fired the puck over the glass for a delay-of-game
 penalty with 1:02  left  in  the game.  Scott  Gomez  hit the  crossbar during
 the  6-on-4 power  play.  Dainius Zubrus  scored with  3:25  remaining in  the
 third  for  the  Devils,  who  have  dropped  five  straight  games  and  were
 officially  eliminated  from  playoff  contention. They  haven't  reached  the
 postseason  since  losing to Los Angeles  in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. Cory
 Schneider stopped 23 Anaheim shots.
 
 
                       Final Score: Chicago 4, Winnipeg 3
 
 Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Toews scored the winning goal with
 30.8  seconds  to play to  lead the  Chicago Blackhawks to  a 4-3 win over the
 Winnipeg   Jets  on   Sunday.  With  time  winding  down,  Niklas  Hjalmarsson
 blasted  a  shot on net  from the right  point that hit  off Toews and went in
 to  give Chicago the  lead and the team was able to keep the Jets from getting
 another  shot  before  time  expired.  Patrick Sharp,  Andrew  Shaw  and  Brad
 Richards  all scored for the Blackhawks, who had lost three of four coming in.
 Corey Crawford stopped 31 shots in the win for Chicago, which has 96 points on
 the  season and  sits in the third  spot in the Central Division, one ahead of
 Minnesota  and three  back of  St. Louis.  Dustin Byfuglien  scored twice  and
 Blake  Wheeler  also scored  for the  Jets, who  had won  six of seven. Ondrej
 Pavelec  stopped  20 shots  in the loss.  Winnipeg is holding  on to the final
 wild  card  spot in  the Western Conference  with 90 points,  two ahead of Los
 Angeles.
 
 
                     Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, San Jose 2 (SO)
 
 Pittsburgh,  PA  (SportsNetwork.com) - Marc-Andre  Fleury made 30 saves in the
 first  65 minutes  and did not allow  a goal in the shootout as the Pittsburgh
 Penguins  earned  a 3-2 win over  the San Jose  Sharks on Sunday. Early in the
 overtime   period,  Patric   Hornqvist   took   a  four-minute   high-sticking
 penalty,  and Fleury  had to make four  saves on San Jose's 4-on-3 power play.
 Hornqvist  and  Chris Kunitz scored 56  seconds apart in the first period, and
 David  Perron  and Sidney Crosby scored  in the shootout for Pittsburgh in its
 second straight win. San  Jose wrapped up  a seven-game road trip with a 3-3-1
 record.  Alex Stalock  made  33 saves  in  the setback.  Ben  Smith and  Logan
 Couture scored  for the Sharks,  but the shootout ended when Couture's shot in
 the second round rang off the post.
 
 
 
 03/29 23:08:17 ET