facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NHL: Washington 6, Tampa Bay 5 (OT)

April 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Mike Green scored with 2:01 left in overtime Saturday for the Washington Capitals, who overcame a blown lead to post a 6-5 win over Tampa Bay.

Washington held a 5-1 advantage late in the second period but saw the lead evaporate when Martin St. Louis scored twice and Richard Panik and Teddy Purcell each added third-period goals to force overtime.

A slashing call to Vincent Lecavalier in the extra session, however, put Washington on a power play and the Capitals capitalized when Mike Ribeiro sent the puck to the high slot where Green fired a shot past Mathieu Garon.

Eric Fehr and Alex Ovechkin each supplied a goal and an assist for the Southeast Division-leading Capitals, who reeled off their seventh straight win.

Braden Holtby turned aside 35-of-40 shots to earn the win.

Panik finished with two goals and an assist and Tom Pyatt had three assists for the Bolts.

Ben Bishop started in goal but was chased after yielding three goals on 20 shots.

Garon made 15 saves.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play
2
Surging Lions entertain struggling Argos
3
Zygi Wilf: 'We made a mistake'
4
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
5
Lone Star State showdown pits Aggies against Mustangs
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback