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NHL: Washington 7, Florida 1

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- John Erskine scored less than 2 minutes into the game to start a Washington onslaught Thursday and the Capitals rolled to a 7-1 win over Florida.

NHL: Washington 4, Boston 3 (OT)

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- Eric Fehr capped a Washington comeback with a game-winning goal 37 seconds into overtime Tuesday and the Capitals pulled out a 4-3 win over Boston.

NHL: Washington 3, Philadelphia 2

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Wojtek Wolski scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal 6:44 into the third period Friday, lifting Washington to a 3-2 victory over Philadelphia.

NHL: Tampa Bay 6, Washington 3

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Martin St. Louis and Eric Brewer each tallied two goals Saturday, powering Tampa Bay's 6-3 win over Washington in the season opener for both teams.

NHL: Detroit 2, Florida 1 (SO)

DETROIT, April 1 (UPI) -- Jiri Hudler scored in regulation and added the decisive goal in a shootout Sunday in the playoff-bound Detroit Red Wings' 2-1 victory over Florida.

NHL: Florida 3, Montreal 2 (SO)

MONTREAL, March 27 (UPI) -- Wojtek Wolski scored in the first round of a shootout Tuesday, handing the Southeast Division-leading Florida Panthers a 3-2 decision over Montreal.

NHL: New York Islanders 3, Florida 2 (SO)

SUNRISE, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- Frans Nielsen netted the shootout game-winner Sunday, lifting the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over Florida.

NHL: Florida 2, Carolina 0

SUNRISE, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Jose Theodore stopped 34 shots and posted his third shutout of the season, and the 33rd of his career, Sunday in the Florida Panthers' 2-0 win over Carolina.

NHL: Pittsburgh 2, Florida 1 (SO)

PITTSBURGH, March 9 (UPI) -- James Neal and Evgeni Malkin scored shootout goals Friday to bring the Pittsburgh Penguins their eighth straight victory, a 2-1 decision over Florida.

NHL: Nashville 3, Florida 1

SUNRISE, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- Nashville's Pekka Rinne notched 39 saves Saturday and the playoff-bound Predators stayed hot with a 3-1 victory over Florida.

NHL: Florida 3, Carolina 2 (SO)

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Florida's Stephen Weiss tallied the game-winner in the third round of a shootout Saturday and the Panthers rallied for a 3-2 victory over Carolina.

NHL: Ottawa 5, N.Y. Rangers 4 (SO)

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Milan Michalek capped a comeback with a late equalizer and notched the only shootout goal Saturday in Ottawa's 5-4 win over the New York Rangers.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 3, Philadelphia 2 (SO)

PHILADELPHIA, April 3 (UPI) -- Wojtek Wolski's goal in the second round of a shootout Sunday lifted the New York Rangers to a crucial 3-2 decision over Philadelphia.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 4, Carolina 3 (SO)

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Wojtek Wolski tied the game with less than 2 minutes left and then netted the shootout winner Tuesday in the New York Rangers' 4-3 win over Carolina.
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Wojtek Wolski
Colorado Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville (top right) talks to left winger Wojtek Wolski (C) during the first period against the Anaheim Ducks at the Pepsi Center in Denver on March 6, 2008. Avalanche center Peter Forsberg (L) of Sweden and Paull Stastny sit on either side of Wolski. The Ducks are the defending Stanley Cup champions. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Wojciech "Wojtek” Wolski (pronounced: VOY-tek VOL-skee; born February 24, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger of Polish descent, currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously played for the Colorado Avalanche and the Phoenix Coyotes.

Wolski was drafted in the first round, 21st overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. It was originally believed that he would be the 10th-15th pick, but some teams passed on him because he was charged with assault causing bodily harm by Toronto police shortly before the draft. Wolski allegedly beat and hospitalized another young man his age at a birthday party. The case was dismissed when it was learned that Wolski was defending his girlfriend, who had been pushed off a porch.

Prior to being drafted, Wolski attended St. Michael's College School and played for the Buzzers hockey team in 2001–02. Before making the Avalanche roster, he recorded 14 franchise records as a member of the OHL's Brampton Battalion, and earned the award for Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2006. Wolski was the OHL Player of the Month an unprecedented four months in a row (December, January, February, and March). He was also an Alternate captain for Ontario's Under-17 team at the 2003 Canada Winter Games. Wolski suited up for Team Canada in the 2004 Canada/Russia Series and was voted Player of the Game (Team Cherry) for 2004 CHL Top Prospects Game.

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