NHL: Lashing out at refs backfires on Ovechkin

2013-03-11T00:00:00Z NHL: Lashing out at refs backfires on OvechkinThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

WASHINGTON - 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.

• Oilers 6, Blackhawks 5: In Chicago, Sam Gagner scored two of Edmonton's four goals in the first period and the Oilers sent Chicago to its second straight loss. after its record-breaking start with at least one point in 24 straight games ended Friday at Colorado.

• Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 2, SO: In Detroit, Ryan Johansen and Matt Calvert scored in the shootout and Columbus beat Detroit to complete a home-and-home sweep and win its fifth straight.

• Penguins 6, Islanders 1: In Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby tied a career high with five assists, and Chris Kunitz posted his second hat trick of the season as Pittsburgh won its fifth straight. Crosby boosted his point total to an NHL-leading 45.

• Canadiens 5, Panthers 2: In Sunrise, Fla., Michael Ryder scored two power-play goals to lift Montreal over Florida.

• Devils 3, Jets 2, SO: In Newark, N.J., Patrik Elias scored the only goal of the shootout, and Johan Hedberg stopped all three Winnipeg attempts as New Jersey topped the Jets.

• Flyers 3, Sabres 2: In Philadelphia, Claude Giroux, Simon Gagne and Max Talbot all scored to help Philadelphia snap a three-game losing streak by beating Buffalo. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 18 shots for Philly.

• Ducks 4, Blues 2: In Anaheim, Calif., Corey Perry scored the go-ahead goal with 14:40 left in the third period before adding an empty-netter in the final minute, Jonas Hiller made 14 of his 29 saves in the second period, and Anaheim tied a franchise record with its 11th straight home win.

• Wild 4, Canucks 2: In St. Paul, Minn., Zach Parise had two goals and an assist, and Niklas Backstrom had 25 saves to lead Minnesota.

• Avalanche 3, Sharks 2, OT: In Denver, Matt Duchene scored his second goal of the night just as time was about to expire in overtime, lifting Colorado by San Jose.

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