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NHL: Philadelphia 5, Washington 4

March 31, 2013 at 9:37 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, March 31 (UPI) -- Ruslan Fedotenko fired home a shorthanded goal 1:34 into overtime Sunday, capping the Philadelphia Flyers' 5-4 comeback over Washington.

Trailing 4-2 early in the third period, the Flyers began a rally when Claude Giroux scored with 7:12 left in regulation.

Then with Philadelphia shorthanded, Kimmo Timonen unleashed a slap shot from the blue line that bounced off the post and into the net with 9.5 seconds left to tie it up.

In the extra frame, the Flyers again were skating shorthanded when Fedotenko worked a give-and-go with Timonen and whipped a wrist shot past Braden Holtby for the game-winner.

Timonen finished with four assists and Giroux added two more for Philadelphia, which won a second straight and stayed in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.

Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves for the Flyers.

Marcus Johansson provided a goal and an assist while Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green and Alex Ovechkin each tallied for the Capitals. whose four-game road winning streak was snapped.

Holtby finished with 29 saves.

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