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Capitals blow out Flyers to win 9th consecutive game
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Conor Sheary scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Washington Capitals’ nine-game winning streak with a wild 8-7 victory Monday night that included nine second-period goals.
Sheary had two goals and an assist for the Penguins, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Evgeni Malkin picked up his 11th career hat trick during a frenetic second period, and Sidney Crosby collected his NHL-leading 27th goal to go with three assists. Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored for Pittsburgh, and Matt Murray got the win despite allowing seven goals on 28 shots.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Boyle scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, and Tampa Bay opened a six-game road trip with a victory over Los Angeles.
Ben Bishop made an early mistake that led to Kyle Clifford’s goal for the Kings, but bounced back to make 31 saves in his second start back from a three-week absence with a lower-body injury.
Tyler Johnson scored in the first period for the Lightning, who won for just the second time in seven games.

BOSTON (AP) — Nikolay Kulemin scored two of New York’s three second-period goals, powering the Islanders to the win.
Josh Bailey and Jason Chimera also scored for the Islanders, who have lost 13 of 19 road games this season (6-9-4), but defeated the Bruins twice in TD Garden. Thomas Greiss made 32 saves.
Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask was pulled after two periods. He gave up three goals on 15 shots. Backup Zane McIntyre gave up the other goal.

DETROIT (AP) — Thomas Vanek scored in the second period and Jared Coreau earned his second shutout, leading the Red Wings to the victory.
Detroit won consecutive games at home for the first time since starting the season 4-0 at Joe Louis Arena as part of its 6-2 start. The 6-foot-6 Coreau, the tallest goaltender to play for the Red Wings, stopped 18 shots to improve to 5-1-1 in his first season with Detroit.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel scored two goals, helping Buffalo to the win.
Buffalo’s Tyler Ennis scored 19 seconds into the first period. Ennis returned after missing 30 games with a groin injury that required surgery.
Jake McCabe also had a goal and Robin Lehner made 31 saves after missing the past three games with an illness.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jujhar Khaira gave Edmonton the lead with his first career goal and the Oilers beat Arizona for their third straight victory.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers, who have won five of their last seven games. Cam Talbot had 20 saves.
Radim Vrbata scored for the Coyotes, who have lost 11 of their last 13 games.